JoAnne: Hi! Notice me not making any promises.
JoAnne: I think he mentioned handcuffs?
kakashi: Oh. Handcuffs. Me. Him. hmmm .................
kakashi: The Big Snore has a rather lengthy boring scene in the beginning where he mopes about Sourpuss, while reading the news coverage of her. His constipation must really be very bad ... and gets instantly worse when he spots the UnfortunatelyNOTDeadWantToBeGirlfriend, who is coming along to his company's MT. What the frigging hell does MT stand for?! Mope Training? Two days and three nights for her to jump him. Let's see whether she is successful.
JoAnne: Even I fast forward when he mopes. WE GET IT, dude.
kakashi: Oh my goodness, I don't think I've ever seen a woman more annoying that her. Where is the Truck of Doom when you need it?
JoAnne: People who die should stay dead. Or come back as zombies. Zombie Goddess of Marriage, coming soon to a computer screen near you.
|Truck of Doom (another time, another show, but here to make a point)|
JoAnne: Well she's married to an ass, and Tae Wook never comes home, so I'm guessing orgasm. Orgasms are also things a daughter-in-law of this RoyalPainInTheA$$ household cannot do.
JoAnne: But look at those arms, which are made for hugging. Also for holding you up against the wall when you wrap your legs arou...anyway.
kakashi: You know what? You can have him a thousand times. Wrap him up for good so he will never come back, though.
JoAnne: Did you get hit on the head or something? How is that body boring? There are so many things you can DO with it, come on!
kakashi: That body is in the way of THAT body: 13 effin minutes pass before I get to see my Kim Ji-hoon for the first time. He's on the phone. With the Sourpuss, who reports to him what his mother said. It pains him to hear it. But she says she is okay(ish) - and she'll talk to her after work about the issue. Ah!!!! #NotAGoodIdea!!!
JoAnne: I think I had a twitter melt down here....no wait, it's later when there's screaming from the Big House.
JoAnne: Maybe he's born with it, maybe it's plasticene... no wait, that makes bombs doesn't it? Either way, he should NOT blow his nose vigorously.
kakashi: Later, he backhugs his beautiful wife and thanks her for waiting. He was worried again ... about her running away. And he is serious ... he really is anxious when he thinks about her. Not dumb, this one, not dumb at all. He even almost cries as he tells her he feels like a child who has to hold on to his mother as hard as he can because he fears to lose her.
JoAnne: It is hard to feel sexy about a needy man... but it helps if he's got a rager poking you in the back, I guess. (Actually, he's kind of touching my heart a little, your Tae Wook-ssi.)
JoAnne: He won major points with me there.
JoAnne: Apparently, I CAN feel sexy about a man singing a baby song. Man that was cute. But my feelings of attraction were all mixed up with the terror that I felt as they approached the House of Horrors.
JoAnne: He must have felt very exposed and embarrassed. I felt bad for him. Nothing funny about that house. Nothing.
JoAnne: YES THANK YOU I LOVE YOU. The street signs and the cross walk markings and all that. And it NEVER gets dark.
JoAnne: I think compassion for him might melt her mopey heart eventually.
kakashi: But he says, oh so smart: "That's not enough - It doesn't mean you're happy, it just means you are making an effort". And she says: "If you put in an effort, you become happy ... so let us put in an effort". Hm. Will that be enough?! She tattles on about being family and making efforts, but he hugs her, saying he is going insane because of his terrible family ... and she comforts him like a child, telling him that all is well, it will pass.
JoAnne: That might have been their first moment of real connection. She did a good thing there. And he IS smart.
JoAnne: In the beginning I was just thinking how much I hate it when a really soaking wet from sweat man sits at the table, and in the end I was thinking how cool it was that the chairs are deliberately sitting in the pool. In the middle I thought oh wow...do you think he's right? She was hoping he'd stop her?
kakashi: Maybe. Yes, I think she did at that time. And I am sure she also feels regret, but maybe not to the same degree as he does.
JoAnne: Silly Kakashi, don't you know all Koreans sleep fully dressed all the time?
kakashi: But not often with ties. And not Tae-wook. I have proof!!
JoAnne: I liked that little exchange. I liked that she stood her ground. I also liked that the potentially evil sister-in-law actually had some interesting and possibly valid points to make - that there are other things, perhaps, that the women in their family should be focusing on. Not saying I agree, necessarily. Just saying there might be some stuff there to think about.
kakashi: I agree. With you, that is, not the biatch.
JoAnne: Are you as tired of his partner meddling in his life with woman who is BoringButUnfortunatelyNotDeadThisTime as I am?
kakashi: Oh god, yes, that guy is so annoying!! Where is the truck of doom?!
The other Stuff:
Career Woman: Uhm ... I think JoAnne likes her, so I let her fill in what is need here.
JoAnne: I do like her, although her voice is annoying and she's WAYYYY too excitable for my tastes. However, I forgive this because she's kind to her sister- in-law and she stands up to her evil mother-in-law.
JoAnne: I cannot decide if she says and does what she thinks is right, or if she's just out to please DragonDad. If it's the latter, I hope when she gets that 15% of the stock she divorces the dickwad husband and laughs ALL the way to the board meeting. I also can't decide if she actually knew what she was letting herself in for 7 years ago and this is the result of what she learned on the go, or if this was ALWAYS her plan. So I don't know how I feel about her yet.
JoAnne: This man is so grotesque that my lady parts actually try to climb farther up into my body to get away from him. Ugh.
JoAnne: The face push out the door. I laughed SO hard.
JoAnne: So, what? Is she now the Good Doctor of the finance world? I'd like her to be able to recover some of her pride and self-respect, though, if for no other reason than the fact that she has a devastated child at home who needs her.
kakashi: I thought this was a very strong episode, finally giving enough screen time to our main couple again. As I mentioned recently, I am glad the honeymoon period is over, because it just got a million times more interesting. What will Tae-wook do for his love? His constant fear that she will leave him is of course shared by us, the viewers. Can she endure this? Will she win over the Dragon(s)? Will they have to move out? The Big Snore is also still lurking around, and I bet I'm not the only one that thinks another little misstep is not totally out of the question? Ji-hye is not easy to like, but I do like her much better now than in the beginning. She is starting to wake up and she has stopped being altogether passive, though there is room for improvement.
JoAnne: Yes, I admit it. I can see some light at the end of their tunnel, and the train it's attached to might not be speeding QUITE as quickly toward their doom as I expected.