Ji-hye runs, runs, runs (I would advise her to set her alarm clock a bit earlier. Unless she wants to run? Because of the exercise?) and leaves her sexy husband in bed alone. He is half asleep as his arms reaches for her ... in vain. He sits up, sleepily, and looks at the alarm clock. It is 5:29... 5:30. He doesn’t look all too happy as he dives back into bed, hugging (and smelling... squeeeeee) her pillow.
His wife, the inferior Dobby-Slave is scolded (thoroughly) by the superior-by-age-and-status Dobby-Slave. Four hours of sleep per night: that’s all she'll get and all she has to need. No more. And she gets initiated into the art of keeping 5 alarm clocks and how important breakfast is for the RoyalPainInTheA$$-family. Etc. Etc. Haha. Okay, it’s not at all funny, but it is.
We don’t get to see the taking of the holy breakfast, but next, Patron’s entourage (including Tae-wook and Ji-hye) accompanies him to his car. The Patron is bitching about politician brother, whom he really can’t seem to stand. When he orders Tae-wook to ride in the car with him, not in his own, Tae-wook does this incredibly cute „sorry“ face to Ji-hye and whispers that he’ll be back.
She tells him about the scolding and he asks her whether he should stand up for her. For both of them to be scolded, she asks? Yes, he says, still laughing, that could indeed happen. Oh, you cutsie pie ... she tells him that, by the way, she is disappointed that he wore diapers until he was 3 years old (that’s what his mother told her earlier) and he smiles, smiles, smiles after hanging up. Is he happy they are so comfortable with each other? I guess I am, too ... but for how much longer?
Mope, mope, mope from the Snore. Ah, yes, he is still in this show. But I am getting so bored with his storyline and his constant sadness over what could have been .... *yawn* … next up, breakfast-making from hell and the entourage to the car. Politician brother is begging his father for money. Again. Everybody just turns their back at him, while he whines and begs and insults. Yikes, this is uncomfortable. Tae-wook also leaves, with a sorry smile.
And … he doesn’t get home for over a week. Somebody save the poor man!
Well. Not pretty. Not pretty at all... Who will win this battle?
The Snore’s life really sucks. He mopes about the Sourpuss Dobby whenever he gets a minute, i.e. when looking up at the sky, while the terrible music plays. Or looking at pictures of her, which are all over the city all of a sudden: On the internet, on random walls, I’m sure he even sees her face in the clouds! And is harassed by the DeadBoringGirlFriend. Seriously harassed - she's a total stalker, a rich kid who fears that men exploit her for her money. But him, she really, really, really wants. While he is SO NOT into her. No wonder he continues to drink like a fish. One of these days, she'll catch him with his pants down, literally, and then ... yeah, she'll have his babies, I'm sure. I'm feeling a bit sorry for Lee Sang-woo at this point, because his character really sucks. It may well be the most boring I've ever seen. He doesn't even get a shower scene (yet!) after he goes to jog his hangover and pain away.
The Newly Empowered Director Biatch formerly known as Abused Wife is being a really b**** whenever she gets the chance, especially towards Ji-hye. She seems emotionally dead most of the time and just tells Sourpuss to become a Houseslave already. She is another very unlikeable character. And she feels seriously threatened by the Bat-Ear-Lady called Nam, whom the Dragon Mother has employed as teacher for the kids. Cheating Husband obviously has the hots for her and Newly Empowered Woman shouts at him to hold himself back in front of the kids. There is shouting and slapping and even blood. No wonder the woman cannot get pregnant. The slightly more interesting development is that she finds out about a money laundering trick by her mother-in-law, involving some paintings from the Nam-woman.
The so-gained money is to be used for Cheating Husband's election campaign. He is such a baby and such a dick at the same time. He is truly pathetic and seeing him fall will be a pleasure. The same goes for Cheating Anchorman, who moves in with Cynthia ... without asking her first. She is super annoyed about it and wants him gone, like yesterday.
Are you all convinced now? Tae-wook is a good guy. And who said it first, huh?!? Pretty much everybody else but the Sourpusses and Snores are NOT good guys, though. Man, these people continue to annoy me to no end. Dragon Mother?! If they had given her some kind of backstory to understand her hatefulness, she might have continued to amuse me. But no mas. She is Evilness impersonated and I hope she takes a deep and very painful fall. And takes her terrible second son with her. What a hateful creature! Oh, and not to forget the Pater Familias. He too, is a cold and mean bastard. Not for all the money in the world would I want to be part of that family!
We'll soon reach the halfway mark and I sense trouble in Little Paradise. I'm thankful that we haven't gone down any of the cliche-roads (i.e. her getting pregnant from The Big Snore) and I am thankful I have no idea how this drama will continue from here on. But I am pretty sure it will get rough for our main couple, sooner than later. And of course I don't want to see my boy hurt, but if it involves lots of half-naked brooding, I'm in.