kakashi: Or a bouncy-bouncy ride?
JoAnne: Wait, this happens la-oh, I see what you did, there...
kakashi: I am constantly distracted by his enormous, angular head. And the terrible, terrible hair. It is possible that I will grow fond of him later - but it is not very likely. I'm just saying this in case I do suddenly grow fond of him and people will go, ts, that kakashi-woman! She really is all over the place.
JoAnne: Next thing we know, here's Deputy Commissioner in the interrogation room slapping the silly right out of Hyung Min. Just because he can, he also tells him that he can't have a special forces cop go undercover to meet with Meth Kim: it has to be one of his own task force agents. Of course that will be Kyung Mi, already dressed in an outfit that she supposes broadcasts that necessary 'I like my men gangster-y' vibe.
kakashi: Now that the evil guy in the police force has been revealed, the whole police subplot just went from 'bleh, move on with it' to 'so-bleh-I-want-to-ff'. But I guess he is the equivalent of the second lead woman, constantly throwing stones in the path of our OTP. Which, in Cruel City, would be ... uhm ... Baksa and Cutie-Soo?! Maybe not.
|kinda feel like doing this myself, so .. enjoyed giffing this. I'm such a saddist...|
kakashi: Okay, the GPS lipstick made me lol. But not because I thought it was funny but because I have never seen anything more ridiculous. Okay, not true: I actually watched several episodes of Level 7 Civil Servant. Kinda on the same level of awesome with regards to the spy/police trade.
kakashi: Exactly. He is a bit TOO smart for my taste. Bad, bad man. Leave Baksa-baby alone!
kakashi: About that. We are one heart, one mind, sista. I've been worrying about his slenderness ever since I started watching this show. He is such a fragile hero, I'm afraid for him.
kakashi: You are mean, JoAnne. I also don't like her but you don't have to kill her off right away!
kakashi: At this point, I'm just cursing, rudely. WTF. Seriously, how stupid is this guy?! How unprofessional!
kakashi: I am still cursing. How fucking stupid and inept can you get??! Unless DumbAss is a snitch for the bad guys (he might very well be). And Mr Neanderthal seems to have lost his brain somewhere. Pathetic chase after his damsel. Seriously. And the truck? Again, the truck! And people survive this? Oh well ... I guess it's a bit like in WAML-land (people survive a car accident that catapults them 20 meters into the air) or IRIS2 (people survive a head shot and brain-matter coming out)
|DumbAss and DumberAss|
kakashi: this may be getting old, but I'm still cursing. And laughing because of the GPS lipstick and how it OF COURSE is now on the street and useless.
JoAnne: All the baddies arrive somewhere, and Kyung Mi doesn't look too bad, but her thighs are covered in blood. We all know that means miscarriage, right? I begin to feel sad about what's coming.
kakashi: Oh, interesting. You think so? I thought it was rather strange that the camera lingered on that blood there for that long...
JoAnne: Safari has a bone to pick with Meth Kim, and that beating looks pretty painful. And oh by the way - Safari totally knows that Kyung Mi is a cop. As they leave, we learn that Safari has recruited Obnoxious Waiter to fill the role that Meth Kim bailed on, and makes him the same promise: eventually Scale's chair will be his. Seriously? Are these men really that gullible?
kakashi: Another very brutal beat-up. Not sure that was needed. I flinched a little. And that means a lot, from me. I watch Tarantino movies and all that stuff, mostly without flinching.
kakashi: I certainly did. I had to decide how many gifs to make. It turned out to be MANY. Uri Baksa Adeul is a slender one, as we already knew. The tattoo is hawt. And then some. I also notice the hair in a mess and how hawt that is. And not for the first time, I feel a strong urge to protect him. Oh jeez, seriously. I have motherly feelings towards him?! Okay, FINE. I'll go back to lusting over Joo Sang-wook then.
JoAnne: If these are motherly feelings then I should be in jail wearing my bad mother of the year tee-shirt. I think I'm nesting, because honestly just watching this makes me feel fertile.
|The Tattoo when it's not blurred out! And who would like to be the woman that inked him?!|
kakashi: Interesting stuff happening here. First, Baksa not telling Cutie-Soo what happened. Does he feel (a bit) guilty? He left her to die, after all. I hope this does not become an issue between these two. Second, the flashbacks are intriguing. What happened between Safari and Baksa to make them enemies? Safari seems like a decent guy in the past. And they all seemed quite happy, in a sad, but sweet way.
kakashi: Hyung Min = Neanderthal-Frankenstein-Dumb. No pic and no gif for him. That's how I punish KDrama actors.
kakashi: Yeah, it's the mean-guy from the police. I already hate him. The scene with Jin-sook and her heel-weapon was great. I hated when he started to rape her and she seemed so defenseless.
JoAnne: Me too because right now we still like her.
kakashi: Yeah, we do. Good character. Have a gif, woman!
kakashi: Right?! This was quite hilarious. But I'm sure it wasn't intentional.
JoAnne: Eun Soo STABS OUR BABY SEVERAL TIMES. Baksa has this look on his face like 'What is THIS shit?' and grabs the knife away but then Kim Eun Soo just CLOCKS Baksa. They seem pretty evenly matched in tight quarters and he's not that big of a guy so I worry for a second. I shouldn't have, though. There's a moment of glorious reflection on his face when he gets out of the car and then he just calmly walks away. If you didn't see the massive amounts of blood covering his dress shirt, you'd never know anything was wrong with this guy. He is just THAT in control. Squee with me. You know you wanna.
kakashi: Bitch! Not uri Baksa!!! The fight in the car was lame on the one hand (because you really can't swing in a car, can you) - on the other hand, I thought it was quite good, because both worked really hard to get the other down/dead/more generally out of the way. Still, Baksa was a bit careless there. I do not understand how he did not think for one minute that this woman could be dangerous to him?
kakashi: Hm, I liked this scene. And I'm thinking at this point that I don't mind Nam Gyu-ri if she continues acting like this. Her character is alright. I am seriously creeped out by her eyes, but I guess I can get over that. If I try.
kakashi: Oh my gawd ...
kakashi: You don't know me well, JoAnne. Learn something about me: I am a very generous woman. I forgive you your small misstep over Frankenstein's thighs. And I embrace you, sister, for coming to the dark side with me. If this is the devil, I want to have a villa in hell.
JoAnne: I love you to pieces. And you too, Kakashi.
kakashi: He is so incredibly sexy. I'm dead. Ever since I'm 13, I love it when men suffer. Oups ... tmi? But I mean in fiction, obviously!
kakashi: I am not fully okay with the OTP pairing beyond Cutie-Soo + Baksa (I kinda wish THAT were the OTP), but I am thinking it may work after all. The kind of smile here is so very cute ... and it makes him look even more vulnerable. And he tries to hide it from his friend, because I think it surprises him a lot, his own smile.
kakashi: Oh, I loved this. And Cutie-Soo's shoes. Me wants!
kakashi: (insert random swear word)
JoAnne: Back in the interrogation room with Obnoxious Waiter. I laugh again at his ridiculous wounds. Do Hoon has him at gun point demanding to know where Kyung Mi is, but OW calls his bluff. And then Hyung Min walks in. Hyung Min does not bluff. I sort of remember how hot he can be, and OW gives up Kyung Mi's location.
kakashi: Any people knowledgeable about gun wounds among our readers? Or where is Shukie? I just don't think you can shoot somebody in the leg at close range like that and that person hardly screams and doesn't bleed to death immediately.
Shuk: Based on what little we see of Munster's actions, I'm guessing he fired into the right lateral muscle groups. Picture a ham slice with a single bone in it. Most of the area is meat, and the major blood vessels normally lie along the inner side of the femur. Now think when you sit down and all those muscles relax and spread out. Assuming it's a real gun with real bullets (not rubber ones), then he would just fire through the outer muscles of the thigh, which would be really really painful, but not necessarily lethal. If the idiot was thinking, anyway.
kakashi: Totally like West Side Story. And I know about at least one Malaysian woman who takes issue with the lack of guns in this show. Hm. I don't mind at all, cause these kind of fistfights? Hot. And Baksa standing there, coolly watching? HOT. On another astral plane hot. And I don't mind that Cutie-Soo is already fighting like a champ again after being stabbed in the stomach. I seriously don't mind cause he's so hot when he beats up people.
Shuk: I did enjoy her WTF head-whipping.
JoAnne: Kyung Mi looks very confused and not a little scared as the two groups rush each other. I love how Baksa and Kim stand there and observe the melee, but that only lasts for a minute: Kim runs like the wuss that he is. And of COURSE Kyung Mi is going to follow after. She's a cop, after all, and she's brave and stuff. Never mind that a lone male cop in that situation would also have been advised to stand down. Some one has to die, folks, and this is how it starts.
kakashi: Bleh, fine, good riddance. She is too stupid to live.
kakashi: I would also like to stumble on Baksa.
JoAnne: Kim fires off a shot which Baksa calmly dodges because he's awesome like that. We have some great accidental team work between Baksa and Kyung Mi and just as Baksa's about to beat Kim, stupid idiot Kyung Mi pulls a GUN on our boy and tells him to halt. He just saved you, Kyung Mi. What are you DOING? At least Hyung Min heard that shot a minute ago, so we know he'll arrive just too late to save you. Serves you right.
kakashi: Seriously. They are in the wrong building?! hahaha, awesome.
kakashi: WTF? THEY KNOW EACH OTHER??
JoAnne: This show. Seriously. Yes, we can laugh at Thighs, who actually is a smart guy but always shows up just too late. We can make fun of the gangsters and we can squee over pretty, but here's the thing. This show does not lack for the emotional grippingness or the ability to do something, every episode, that is just that much 'more' than what's out there in drama-land. Nothing is particularly original, or even original at all. These are stock characters and stock conflicts and stock locations and stock themes. And none of that matters, because how they bring it to us is exciting and great to look at and well acted, and Baksa is..well. He's the Gumihot of this show, and it's NOT just for the hair. Jung Kyung Ho is kicking ass and taking names - a real standout in a group of very capable and seasoned actors. I sincerely hope with all my heart that this show f***s with me in only acceptable, this is the kind of pain I WANT ways.
kakashi: This episode hooked me (and not only because I'm on my second Hugo right now) and I know I'm going to cry, cry, cry my eyes out over it. It is very, very dark and it does not hold back on the darkness. That said, the police-bits still annoy the living hell out of me and I do hope this is going to change soon. And I have another wish: Show, please do not make Baska die. Thank you.
Shuk: I second kakashi's analysis that the police in this are crappy. I second JoAnne's wish to burn us only in good ways. And I third both of them that nothing lethal happens to uri Baksa.