JoAnne here, praying to the drama gods for more awesomeness. I need to keep Kakashi moving on this positive path! Yay! It's Ep 10! Let's gooooooooo!
Shuk: I am currently in California with the inimitable cherkell, to see the Infinite concert in San Jose. The timezone change has me waking up at odd hours, and craving strange foods (anyone else heard of Dutch Baby Pancakes?), but, together, we will be commenting on this episode.
JoAnne: We're back in the courtyard with Beanie and the boys, and I swear my heart is immediately in my throat again. Tannie plays it off; Young Do knows something is up, though, and it makes him a bit nuts. He barks up several wrong trees and is NOT pleased to hear Tan confess that he is 'dating' Cha Eun Sang. Umm... except now you're ignoring each other in school? Stories. Get them straight.
Shuk: The show has a lot of staredowns, but I have to admit, I've enjoyed most of them, especially between our boys. If they had been girls, they would have eventually ended up doing each other's hair. And probably better than they look now.
cherkell: Is there something so wrong with me that all I see is the swirly plasticine hairdo on Young Do? IT'S DISTRACTING.
Shuk: Does he know about Baddy's homelife? They were good friends at one point of time. That smirk outside the office makes me wonder if he knew Young-do would get a beatdown by his dad. If so, bad bad Good Heir!
Shuk: This scene shows me that (1) His father is a disgusting prick who need to meet a Truck of Doom immediately; and (2) Young-do really does not have even a shred of experience about what constitutes a normal home life or interpersonal relationship. He is such a fish out of water as to be a caricature of every alien on Earth movie, with a big old side order of anger issues. And the belt? Probably so as not to get bloody knuckles, which happens every time anybody does anything more rough with their hands than a manicure.
Shuk: Dammit, he did know. Good Heir; you just lost a lot of respect in my eyes for throwing Slick under the bus like that. Dirty Pool!
cherkell: I'm not sure 'pitiful' is the word for her. 'Comatose' seems to come to mind first.
Shuk: 네, 맞아요.
Shuk: The necklace is her Poké Ball collection. Or maybe her Poké Man Collection: Gotta Catch 'Em All!
Shuk: Since she's not marrying for love, does she have a reason to feel bad?
cherkell: And they're getting married why again?
Shuk: Her son is important to her, so she gets double Thumbs Up.
cherkell: Epic Fail at 'How Not To Be Seen.'
Shuk: She makes sense, this one.
Shuk: Not compelling enough for me. He lived in luxurious exile. She has to collect recyclables to keep the wolf from the door. His argument is still from a position of ignorance of the price one pays for stepping outside the social strata, especially the weaker party.
JoAnne: The next day she's headed off to school and a resigned Kim Tan instructs his driver not to stop and pick her up. At school, the sycophants are lined up now that they think the Bean is actually a princess but Cha Eun Sang tells them flat out she's not interested in being friends. Meanwhile, in the classroom, Young Do is stirring up shit with Rachel. Just as Kim Tan tells him to stop, the boys are called out for more community service window washing. This time, a teacher is standing guard to make sure they actually do it.
Shuk: Is this supposed to be the angsty version of his balcony stare in Malibu? I think it's time to ressurrect the drinking game: one shot for every stare lasting longer than 3 seconds or having it's own Background Music.
cherkell: The word "study" never crosses their brain pans EVER, so it's gonna take some time to process that.
JoAnne: It's mid-term, and all the kids are working away on their tests. Young Do doodled all over his, though, and then colored in the answer sheet by choosing all 'A' responses. Rankings are posted: Baby Daddy is #1, Stringy is #37...Thick Heir starts to laugh, then he turns and points toward the back of the crowd. Conveniently, both Good and Bad Heirs are back there. #98, Choi Young Do; #99 Thick Heir; #100, of course, is Kim Tan. Somehow I feel quite certain Young Do is involved in that.
cherkell: Don't care about the storyline. MORE KANG HA-NEUL!!!
Shuk: Since we all know that the marriage will not go through, the amount of time spent on it would have been better spent with our Good / Bad Heirs sweating it out together in a dojang somewhere. And Messed Up Heir can tag along for a threesome.
(Shuk: I picture GumiHeir sitting in front of a television in baggie sweats and a muscle t-shirt, watching a chaebol family daily drama, eating dried squid, and taking notes on his future life.) The girl in question is standing in the street wearing the bastard cousin to Kim Tan's pink fluffy sweater when she gets a text telling her Won can't come tonight, not to wait. She wonders sadly if tonight is the night that they broke up. I don't get this. She could barely stand him touching her last week, and now this? How? Why? When?
Shuk: You're right, I don't get her. First she couldn't stand his bone, and now she's touching it. What?
cherkell: I'm actually counting the hours until Ha-neul warbles a tune or three for the OST. I will be downloading that sucker faster that you can say SQUEEEEEEE!
Shuk: It's a good demonstration to show how little this generation can control their own destiny. There's a new concept. [yawn]
Shuk: Hmm. Goody is official on the family register as the younger son, so why does he need an Estrogen Shield? Maybe KimPapa wants his two sons snarling over the company carcass, but I don't ever see that happening.
cherkell: If the KiMistress takes that request to heart, then this Show would have ended in the next 10 minutes.
JoAnne: In a complete reversal, Beanie is chasing after Kim Tan for answers and explanations, but he wants nothing to do with her. After much hesitation, she runs up stairs after him where he is waiting just inside his slightly open door, hoping she'll appear. Can she do it? Can she knock? She lifts her hand while he waits on the other side, holding his breath. She turns away, then turns back, still hesitating. He takes a deep breath and whips the door open to confront her, all tough guy act. I figure that will last about 30 seconds.
Shuk: Baby-ish whining and brat behavior will never win the girl. Unless, I guess, you are in a KDrama. [sigh] I didn't like this behavior in "Shining Inheritance" and, years later, I still don't.
cherkell: Because if she steps into the Holy Land there, those two are just as good as married in KDrama Land.
cherkell: *sticking red-hot pokers into ears*
cherkell: Coughing up a furball maybe?
Shuk: Matching outfits to match matching bottom lips.
Shuk: His face both scares and intrigues me.
cherkell: Ah, finally we hear the secrets of the Kang Ha-neul in the wild. This is not gonna end well, and I will be sad.
Shuk: The vomit scene was clearly put it to set us up for heartbreak on his part. Will he be the chalk outline for real? He's constantly sucking ginseng, and studies have shown that it interferes with some psychiatric medications and can increase the effects of caffeine. What are you doing to yourself, Messy?? :-(
(cher: The movies they are using are Terminator One and Two. With dueling Sarah Conners) Bean is just sitting in the woods. Someone shoots near her feet, and she jumps. Of course it's Young Do. Panicking, she shoots him. The look of disbelief on his face is priceless.
Shuk: I did giggle a bit. It's a good way to end his line of questioning for sure. Probably no one has ever had the guts to shoot the school bully. Or his goons would have sacrificed themselves. Where are they now, I wonder?
cher: As much help as a rabid wildebeest in heat can offer.
Shuk: He is definitely channeling his inner Vampire Idol, imho. Also, it appears that Evening Attire will be green. Personally, I liked the red parkas better.
Shuk: Baddy reminds me of the lead in "Secret" with his staring-at-the-object-of-his-puzzlement, except with Hannibal Lecter eyes.
Shuk: I actually feel bad for him. His behavior has already slammed and locked the doors, but he doesn't know any better. That was a look of genuine confusion on his face, and one of the first real honest looks I've seen from Woobie in this series.
Shuk: On a non-sequiter alert, a city park bench in the middle of a campground? Where are they camping, Seonyudo Island Park??
Shuk: [Protection Mode: beep beep]
cherkell: Doesn't Beanster know the First Rule of Inappropriate Grabbing -- a knee to the groin? (Oh wait, that's MY First Rule... ) More creeptastic than sexy in my eyes. Where's my barf bag?
JoAnne: I'm happy on several fronts. Mom besties are moving right along, the Kim Tan/Young Do war is heating up, we're getting to see Young Do off his balance with the Bean, we have some confirmation that KimPapa actually does love both his sons, we have Kim Tan's feelings framed quite understandably... what else? WonBigBaby, at this point I'd really rather that whole thing go away since it's been so disappointing, but he kind of can't because then the illegitimate bit ceases to exist. Maybe that will heat up next week. They seriously can't have GumiHot and not use him like the man that he is. Can they? Kakashi, were you pleased tonight again? I was!
cherkell: SCREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEETCH. That sound you just heard was my brain seizing up. I could not watch the Heir-Off Stare-Offs without stating every 30 seconds all those boys need to do is unzip and settle things right then and there. It's getting painful to watch StalkyDo amp up his quest for Beany's heart, since he's doing it in all the wrong ways. Nothing says 'I Love You' like a bouquet of sentiments provided by FTD (Fucked-Up Teenage Delivery). And what's with the lack of WonNiHot in the last few eps? Seriously, high school kids in Korea really act like such pissants who call their Mommies every time they break a nail? Not enough Kang Ha-neul yet again. With the exception of Baby Daddy (squeeeeee!), the adults are past the point of no redeemable return (YoungDo's dad would have been dog kibble if he ever pulled that on me). Show completely lost my interest as soon as the beginning credits rolled. I can't... I just can't... *breaks down softly weeping*
Shuk: I am much more invested in the fighting than the staredowns. More action please!!
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