JoAnne: I feel like that Kristin Wiig character in SNL who really likes parties. Oh - my - gawwwwwwwwwwwwd, this is so EXCITING. Not the show, no. That's not particularly exciting, yet. But I get to comment!
cherkell: We return to the scene of the clinch… erm, I mean crime at the LAX departure lobby. Tempermental Heir decides the Los Angeles summers are too cold and snuggles up to Cool Heir for some body heat, as Bean Princess looks on that happy tableau and Cool Heir looks up to catch Bean Princess looking at them. Lots of looking here.
JoAnne: And drinking here. Way to be a bastard, Kim Tan. Although I don't get the impression that's your intent - your shout to the Bean Princess definitely seemed to be something you didn't have any control over.
JoAnne: Lee Min Ho is actually a pretty convincing teenage boy. But can we get to something that's more fun to snark about, Show?
(kakanote: when saying "show an emotion for once", do you mean this GREAT emotional acting there on the right?)
JoAnne: We interrupt this episode to offer you some Ho Nuts. Good to see that at least YOUR nunchi is well-developed, Bean.
JoAnne: My sympathies for Tempie are growing, despite her bitchy ways. She knows which way the wind is blowing her Heir.
JoAnne: And too stupid to just ask for another form, I think, but that must have happened off camera because she was allowed into the country right behind First-Class Heir so there couldn't have been a problem with the declaration. Why do we get hung up on this shit? Is it because we're actually adults, despite our snarking, lusting ways?
cherkell: Believe it or not, Bad Heir does end up meeting Tempermental Heir at Incheon holding up a sign saying "Welcome to my 'Step' Sister." TH just slides right on by, but Bad Heir catches up to her crabby ass. She tells him nice job losing to his father, and says he needs to go back to washing dishes instead. Ordering him to push her cart, Bad Heir lets out an expletive and pushes away… as Bean Princess finally arrives herself.
JoAnne: I loved that disgusted, pissy little face he made at her back. I think Woobie is actually getting to be a decent actor. He doesn't always project hugely, which is good, and that alien face can be used for so MUCH. Right now in the glasses he's Cool Heiry Potter.
JoAnne: Creedleback: The superband formed by Chad Kroeger of Nickleback and Scott Stapp of Creed in 2012. According to the Mayans, the arrival of Creedleback is the harbinger of the apocalypse.
JoAnne: Which makes me wonder who DOES know, besides Woobie, amongst the Heirbies? And how is that connected to his exile, because they said it was, I think - and why would that be BAD news for Sex Heir, because if it were well-known that Kim Tan was a bastard, wouldn't he be HeirLess?
cherkell: "Nair" really lost out on becoming one of their sponsors. FAIL.
JoAnne: So did Bean Mom realize that Bean Princess didn't plan to come back or did this just slip her mind as something a mother might share with a child? Oh, Hon - by the way, when you get back, we'll be living somewhere else. How hard would that have been? Well, pretty damn hard if you have to tap it out on a phone, I guess...
JoAnne: Do people REALLY sleep in those places overnight? Is this an actual thing?
cherkell: Yep, they do. I tried it one night, but only lasted about six hours before needing to find a more quiet spot. They get quite noisy with all that ajumma chatter and kids running around willy-nilly!
cherkell: Meanwhile, at Stately Heir Manor West, it's a Pool Party Weekend! Everyone's having a good time (even the Spicoli Clone) but Cool Heir would rather stare at the picture of Baby Heir and Bean Princess being all cute at CityWalk on his phone.JoAnne: Did they send it to him? Or did they post it to her NotFB page? Or is he just picking it up on the Heir Waves?
cherkell: And were they too poor to visit Downtown Disney instead? Better offerings there, my friends. Another missed opportunity!
JoAnne: Please dress like the KDrama Morality Code version of a slut, Tutor-nim. It keeps my eyes focused on you.
JoAnne: Oh hello, Sex Heir. How YOU doin'?
JoAnne: When flowers just can't deliver the message, remember the Zales Wish Bone necklace, now in platinum. When you find the girl of your dreams, the only message you need is this one: I love you-please wear my bone with pride.
cherkell: The mental picture... IT BURNS!!!
|Sales of THIS wonderful item went up by 379% yesterday. I wonder why...|
JoAnne: Whatever. We have to have something to get to the cohabitation part. It might as well be this.
JoAnne: This woman sure spends a lot of time at the house she left.
cherkell: Inside, Bean Mother is listening to KiMistress crab at her, until Bean Mother pulls out her bag of tricks and asks how that whole adultery surveillance is going. KiMistress asks if she's being blackmailed, and Bean Mother says yeah, that's basically it. But she feels bad about it! Pouts all around!JoAnne: Yep, these two are going to be fun. I think they should turn it up a notch though. Let Bean Mom really run the KiMistress around. Make the KiMistress be juuuuuuuust a tiny bit more dumb.
JoAnne: I actually really truly like KiMistress. Does anyone remember Kimber from that wacked out show about the two gynocologists in Miami? A tiny bit of that vibe.
JoAnne: Still hate the sound and sight of Wifey#2 as I do in everything. However, I fall more in love with KiMistress every minute. And I loved her in Yawang, as well. She was Yunho's Momster.
cherkell: And another overbearing mother-in-law in "Ojakgyo Brothers." Park Joon-geum sure gets around!
JoAnne: Their relationship is quite interesting to me. I'm betting on more frenemy than enemy.
JoAnne: That look? On her face? That is not the look that would have been on my face. Oh no, it is not. Sex Heir, you are unfuckingbelievably hot.
JoAnne: Wait so..what? There's a question of his legitimacy as well? That would explain why he feels so threatened by lil heiry bastard brother. Otherwise, I totally don't get it. Although of course in the eyes of the law, neither of them are bastards.
cherkell: Bean Mother is alerted that it's time for the Chairman's medication, and orders Princess to take it to him. (So indentured servitude is part of the rent?) She runs into Sex Heir, who just nods and they go in together. Chairman asks if she's the ajumma's daughter, but Bean Princess looks likes she'd rather fade into the Persian carpet than stay there much longer.
JoAnne: That little head nod. Please let that be a gif. Please. One engraved on my heart in a bloody tattoo of squee.
Shuk: By request, here he is in all his GumiHeir glory.
JoAnne: We are now approaching the Entirely Made Up Shit that Doesn't Matter and Confuses JoAnne Zone.
cherkell: ... does not compute... does not compute...
JoAnne: WHAT HAPPENED? WHAT HAPPENED WHAT HAPPENED WHAT HAPPENED? Why was one brother allowed to exile another, especially one so young? TELL ME NOW SHOW or I will... pull out some hair. PS: The KimBro relationship is actually the only part of the show that I truly care about. The rest is just fun.
JoAnne: Dang it, those poor people and their care-free lives! They have it so good!
cherkell: KiMistress suddenly wakes up and realizes that Sex Heir went to the States! Did perchance he happen to run into Cool Heir there? She barges into Sex Heir's room and starts peppering him with "How's Cool Heir doing?" questions, culminating in the ubiquitous "did he ask about me" at the end.
JoAnne: I actually also like the relationship between these two - it's kind of humorous how she is in fear of his disapproval but still feels like she has to press.
JoAnne: Laughed hard. Thank you Show.
JoAnne: Do you count brooding as staring? You know, for drinking purposes?
cherkell: I would. I'm already three-sheets-to-the-wind as I type this. *hic*
JoAnne: It's funny because I almost entirely discount any bite to KiMistress's words, especially to or about Bean Mom. That's just their relationship, and it works for both of them, and it doesn't bother Bean Mom at all - do you get the sense she feels like she has to put up with it to keep her job, or do you get more of a vibe that she is fond of KiMistress and this is just how they relate? I know Bean Princess does NOT understand that.
JoAnne: Bonus round! Any time KiMistress drinks, WE drink!
JoAnne: Way to burn down a mansion, yo. Ooh. That would give us RoofTop Heirs. I like it.
cherkell: After prettying up the basement hovel, Bean Princess hands Mom the package of almonds she brought back from Cali-for-neee-ah. She reminds Mom to eat them and then go seduce some old rich guy so they can move out tout suite!
JoAnne: See? Almonds = Sex.
JoAnne: She was running away from her mother. She was snotty to her mother. She was embarrassed by her mother. It's a KDrama, and someone needs to be apologizing for something. Need I go on?
cherkell: It's Candyland again, as Bean Princess returns to her job at the Mango Six in Apgujeong and her job at the Chicken Restaurant in who-the-hell-cares. (That borders Don'tGiveAFuck-do, right?) Meanwhile, Cool Heir stares up at the Hollywood Sign for no apparent reason. All that staring must have rendered his eyes mute, as he doesn't even see the note Bean Princess left for him at the school's outdoor message board.
cherkell: More brooding… more reminiscing… more brooding…
JoAnne: Are we watching Dawson's Creek now?
(Maybe ... but less people, more castle)
cherkell: Bean Princess must finally have the money to repay Baby Heir, and calls him only to find out he's returning to Korea soon and she should give it to him in person.
JoAnne: Yay! Everybody loves Baby!
cherkell: KiMistress attempts to wake up to the Chairman already up. She complains that she couldn't sleep at all while thinking about Cool Heir. Chairman says it's time for Cool Heir to come home, which gets KiMistress all giddy and stuff. But then the Chairman pulls the Blame Game Card, and says if Cool Heir is too scared to come home, then he should just stay in the States.
JoAnne: Wow. But he has a point, if we go with the whole chaebol family as sageuk royalty tale premise. Which is fitting very well, I might add. Also: I thought DB was really clever, but just now I realized that they actually MENTION CROWNS in the title. Sigh. I was blinded by Teh Pretty.
cherkell: KiMistress tries calling Cool Heir again, to no avail since he's sleeping on a park bench at UCLA. Cool Heir is off in Dreamland, telling his family members one by one that he wants to come home. Don't they miss him?JoAnne: Damn that sad puppy heir. I must have allergies, it makes my eyes water.
cherkell: Cool Heir turns in his Diary Project and thanks the professor for his time, and he turns to the back page to see The Tag Line: Those Who Wear The Crown, Bears Its Weight in perfect penmanship.
JoAnne: Deep Thoughts by Kim Tan.
JoAnne: Fresh To Death Heir. Brave New Heir. I Can't Do a Thing With My Heir.
JoAnne: This is the first time in the history of KDrama that fans are BEGGING for a flashback to figure out what the DEAL is.
cherkell: Sex Heir gets all pissy at Secretary Yoon and orders him to find a hotel so he doesn't have to stay with his bastard brother in the same zip code. Maybe a new name for Sex Heir is in order as well? Pissy Heir?
JoAnne: Will this be a case of Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow?
cherkell: KiMistress fawns all over New Heir in front of the Chairman, who is in his standard hands-off attitude especially when Tan tells him all he did for three years in the States is party hearty. Thaaaaaat ends their conversation and Tan is ordered to his room to rest.
JoAnne: You went to LA and all you brought me was a breath of Fresh Heir?
cherkell: If Tan really wanted to rub it in, he should have brought back a packet of almonds. BURN.
JoAnne: At least it's because she actually loves him, and not because she views him as her ticket to the big time.
cherkell: The ajumma who is attending to Tan's dirty clothes accidentally drops one of Bean Princess's socks that she left at Stately Heir Manor West, and New Hair comes across the dreamcatcher also packed in his bag. More Brooding as he hangs it up…
JoAnne: I can see I need to buy more booze.
JoAnne: My dog has a blog.
cherkell: Your Honor, I rest my case.
JoAnne: Next on Viki: A Celebrity ReHeirb Special! Follow along as a group of bloggers attempt to heal their livers after watching a particularly broody 'RomCom'.
JoAnne: These eggs taste like feet! Blerrrrrrrrrrrg.
JoAnne: I was really giggling through out this. They're never much more than an heir-length apart.
JoAnne: Because sleeping in a dark closet somewhere below-stairs is so fucking disruptive.
cherkell: Hyungsik and Bad Heir pull up in a cab just for Hyungsik to pop in for some quick family time, and orders Bad Heir to wait for him at the conbini up the street. As Hyungsik cleans himself up to go inside, he runs into a still-asleep Bean Princess, who merely staggers down the street.
JoAnne: He proves the truth of his name as Thick Heir, doesn't he? What a doofus!
cherkell: Ah, so that's his nickname. I really should write all this down. But I'd rather drink! *double hic*
JoAnne: I am caught between options. Was he picking up on phallic references or simply impressed by her ability to chug?
JoAnne: Somehow I don't think it's just kids who cry when Woobie randomly speaks to them.
JoAnne: Liking Bad Heir more and more. That throwaway 'my heart' line? Good stuff.
JoAnne: I always like the little guerilla cameos, if I can tell who the people are. The boys were from Vixx, and HongKi is in FTIsland... but is good friends with CNBlue, which is Baby's band.
JoAnne: Heechul's been gone for most of my KDrama foray, but apparently he's quite the character. I liked him here. Wonder if he will do a drama?
cherkell: He just returned from his Mandatory Military, so expect to see a lot of his face to remind the public he's still alive.
JoAnne: She really does like him. It's not just a 'must possess the cute' thing. hmm.
cherkell: They head home to eat, with Baby Heir and Teddy Daddy Heir in their matching aprons again. Rolled eggs are cooked and bean sprouts are rinsed for cold noodles. *drool* Baby Heir gives Daddy a hard time about not having a girlfriend to cook for him, but Bo-na says that can wait until after Baby Heir goes to college. Daddy lobs back that since Baby Heir needs to go to college, she needs to break up with him.
JoAnne: Is there hope for Stringy?
JoAnne: Gonna go out on a limb and say he always knew. This is stupid. If they all were in school together and Kim Tan ran the world with Young Do, then everyone knows what he was doing, everywhere. Plot fail.
-No Pictures Here Cause It's Boring-
cherkell: Hyungsik and Bo-na discuss world events… wait. They actually discuss how she feels like Baby Heir is gonna dump her now that he's found out she dated Good Heir in the past. Hyungsik just sits there, feeding into her paranoia with witty retorts.
JoAnne: Where IS this room? What IS this room?
cherkell: I assumed it was at Bad Heir's palatial compound. But doesn't it remind you of the abandoned basement room in "Dream High?" Only with a designer's touch and more lighting.
cherkell: Cool Heir is back to that hairstyle again, and is still staring at that damn dreamcatcher when he sees Bean Princess's post about her time in LA. Since Cool Heir never logged off her Facebook account in LA, he decides to post under her name, saying that she was there and he can attest to it.
JoAnne: I don't mind the whole digital connection bit they're milking, it's often cute.
JoAnne: Why...why...it's just as if they came from different WORLDS, Cher.
cherkell: I'm waiting for a Quantum Leap Moment to occur, then this will become the BEST SERIES EVAH.
JoAnne: Kim Tan, to self: ... did we get a new housekeeper?
JoAnne: Right. Yes. Because even in chaebol families, the socks are hard to manage.
JoAnne: Say it out loud! I'm here and I'm proud! Free loaders!
cherkell: Bean Princess finally arrives at the wine cellar located in the next town over, and after taking a good long look at the scene, matter-of-factly states that the wine lives in better conditions than she does right now.
JoAnne: Me, too.
cherkell: Wait until I send you guys pictures of my new place. I keep telling myself it's just practice for when I permanently move to a capsule apartment in Tokyo.
JoAnne: Why Cher, it's as if Fate is TEASING them!
JoAnne: Close, no sausage.
JoAnne: Yes, it's far more common than you'd think, that scenario. He shouldn't just make the to-us logical conclusion that this is HIS bean princess.
cherkell: Cool Heir paces in his room still wondering, and remembers the incident on the beach when Evil Sister took all of Mom's money from Bean Princess. He posts demanding her to respond ASAP as to her whereabouts. She replies that she's in her kitchen drinking water… why?
JoAnne: Why did they not play the music from Chariots of Fire?
cherkell: I think the Benny Hill theme would have fit in perfectly. MUSIC DIRECTOR FAIL.
JoAnne: Sigh. I am spent, I tell you. SPENT.
cherkell: All in all, a pretty cute episode. Truth be told, I was entering this show with much trepidation… that many SM idols in one spot would normally make me break out in hives. But it's a cute little coming-of-age story, only told with a ton of Rich Spoiled Brats with more money than they should be allowed to handle. And I STILL just don't buy that these actors are trying to play teenage kids.
Bean Princess has stepped a toe into the Candy Cesspool and at least hasn't gone overboard yet. I applaud her for calling out Slutty Sister on her actions, but I have a premonition that won't be where it ends. The First Rule of Scriptwriting states that a character introduced in the First Act (i.e., Episode 1) will always be reintroduced in the Last Act (prolly Episodes 18/19). I could speculate as to how Slutty Sister will reappear, but we still have 16 more episodes of this in front of us. *sigh*
JoAnne: I like where this is going. I'm glad they're all back in Korea where we Americans know what to expect - yes, I know some of us aren't Americans. Sheesh. I like the mystery between the brothers. I think we're seeing layers to the bad kids, which is nice, and we have time to get to know others still. There's a lot of people here. They can't throw it all at us at once and think it would stick. I don't mind the angsty bits so far and the funny is working for me. I hope he doesn't reveal himself to her as Second Son yet. I want them to meet at school and him be spending time keeping her from figuring out where he lives and who he really is. Don't know how it's possible, but it's what I want. So T'Heir you have it, HeirHeads. I'm in.
cherkell: Exactly. You guys think we've exhausted all the HeirPuns? Heh. They don't know us very well, do they?
Art Work: Shuk/kakashi