Golden Era of Daughters In Law - Episode 2 (KimJiCap)
Kim Ji-hoon will be in this country in two weeks and I better get some more KimJiCaps done before he gets here. So that I can, uhm, show them to him? No? Episode two of this show continues as zippy and funny as episode 1 was and I am mighty pleased.
Boksu is dragging his Dooly (remember? a new fight with the quarrelsome customers) out of the department store, to give her another scolding. He seems particularly unhappy about the fact that he, the guy, has to clean up the mess his woman has made - instead of the other way round. Haha, those two ... is this subversive gender critique?
He also thinks something is off with her energy, like: she has too much of it, and asks whether she is no longer meditating. But she has had a fight with the owner of the meditation center, so... nope, no meditation. In fact, meditation gone very, very wrong.
The bickering continues along the same lines (one could say it's a tad too long and repetitive if one wanted to be overly critical), until she stops and pulls an unhappy face. When he asks what's up again, she threatens to cause trouble for him - and when he doesn't believe it, she screams for everyone to hear: "You made me pregnant, now you should take care of me!". Yup, that gets his attention pretty quickly. She threatens him with more of where that came from - unless he carries her bag and takes her to the movies. Awesome. Dooly 1: Boksu 0.
Boksu tells Dooly to pick up, but she doesn't want to. They end up holding hands instead. And being so darn cute with each other ...will this drama stay light-hearted and funny or will we get angst?! Please, not too much angst! GoM was angst! GEDiL should all be light and love and happy fluff!
She says: "It's been three years since we've been dating ... don't you want to say something?". Alright! Go for it, girl! But, alas ... no. He doesn't have anything to say. Sooooo not getting it. And now, of course, she goes on the offensive - and tells him she just knows the perfect place to have dinner at: and it's even free.
Not sure that was such a good idea, girl ... And I'm also not sure who is the most uncomfortable. Or pissed. The top contenders: Her mother, Boksu and Jaehong.
The reason why Boksu's mom had to leave the house in a hurry is the following: Assuming her MIL was going to spend a night at the temple, she held a secret prayer gathering at the evil matriarch's house. They eat and drink at the restaurant. We learn that soju is evil but beer is honest and that Boksu's urine was the exact same color when he was 3 years old. Wild ahjumma karaoke follows. However, when the neighbor-ahjumma prays for grandmother's death, she wakes up in the temple and sees the black pig outside; a kid runs after it. Or maybe it's a dream? Anyway, it makes her return early ... she has something to say to Boksu. Let's just say halmoni is not pleased about the wild ahjumma karaoke.
The Sad Cousin of Boksu's (the guy who loves a nurse) is just sad. The stuff this writer lets his father say about the realities of married life sounds just like lines out of GoM - or I guess the other way round. And then, the evil mother wants Sad Doctor's wife to quit her job! Because of her status and their money etc.!! Ah, this writer just self-plagiarizes. Fine, fine.
|The MILDragon! When she was young!|
These episodes are shorter than your standard 60minutes, which I like. The drama hasn't found its rhythm just yet, though ... the ending was abrupt and totally random. That said, most of the characters are just great. Apart from the main couple, my favorite at the moment is Boksu's mother. Man. Hilarious. And I am curious how this "marriage"-issue is going to continue, because we all know Dooly will eventually marry into the Lee family. And that is what I am really looking forward to.