This show doesn't seem to know whether it wants to be funny or sad or something in between and trying to keep up with the tone and mood is starting to give me whiplash! Our leads can't make up their minds either, are they sad, are they sorry, are they grateful or just mad? Do I care? Not really. I like this show. Also, thankfully, both the second leads aren't annoying or stupid or anything that seconds leads usually do, so this episode has this going for it. And it has this:
JoAnne: That curl. It kills me. And I do SO love a serious man who can lampoon himself.
kakashi: I love watching him in this. And I constantly think "this is really going to make watching him in TEN3 kinda difficult".Episode 7
On the KDrama rooftop of ruminations ... and the show turns all pensive and sad on us. While Jung-woo cries for times by-gone, Second Lead grapples with what she just over-heard. Flashbacks to many revealing scenes ... and suddenly, one in which somebody rips pearls off their neck. Uhm ... what? Her pearls are still there, so I have absolutely no clue what that was about. Anyway, move on, cause this is a WookiCap.
JoAnne: I will confess that I have not actually WATCHED this episode yet... I think I'm on #5? So I can only comment as a reaction to my dear friend here and what I might have learned up til now, watching. This would not be one of those moments where I have anything useful to offer. PERHAPS they are going to add time-travel to the mix.
kakashi: Oh, we're on a NEW level of squeecapping now! Comment on stuff you haven't even seen. I like that (*gets busy removing JoAnne's double spaces*). Crowd, meet JoAnne, the universal Commenter on here! I am so glad she is joining me, because I felt really lonely.
JoAnne: They genuinely adored each other, back in the day. And they were so cute!
kakashi: She, by the way, is at home, crying because of the conversation they just had ... and for hurting him so much.
JoAnne: Someone just remind me every so often that he's 21 so every time someone knocks at the door I don't expect the police. I fell for this lovely boy the VERY minute I laid eyes on him in Suspicious Housekeeper and every time I see him it makes my desire to smoosh him even stronger. I'm going to stare at this gif all day, aren't I.
kakashi: *Sigh* ... JoAnne keeps telling everyone (including me) that she has seen and claimed this boy a while ago.
JoAnne: That is because this boy is going to BLOW UP the noonasphere, and my claim will need to be defended vigorously.
JoAnne: Yep. I'd definitely pick the boy over the man, as handsome as that man is.
kakashi: That is interesting. Because, to be honest? I would too. At this moment. If he were 10 years older.
JoAnne: See what I mean? BLOW UP the noonasphere. DESTROY it.
JoAnne: Sorry, I was still looking at the gif.
kakashi: I made it X-Large for you. Stare away. (Like I needed to be told!) I'll stare at him:
JoAnne: She's not my cup of tea, exactly.... but she's hardly deserving of INSULTS.
JoAnne: I do appreciate the second lead treatment in this show. It didn't look like it would be this nuanced at first, particularly with her caricature of a father.
kakashi: The father is still awful. And you're right, it seemed like such a cliche set-up at first ... but I don't think it is now. Second Lead is actually quite an interesting character.
JoAnne: It's funny, because he has every reason to feel wronged... but I DO feel like he's the one who needs to be taught a lesson, and every time his ego gets slapped I cheer a little. It's not that I don't like him or sympathize with him because I do, but he's really kind of an idiot.
kakashi: Yup, he is!
JoAnne: Jung Woo is looking delicious here. The little gap in his neckline there... and his skin looks like it's silky and smooth. I bet he smells good, too. He looks like he smells good. Not a strong scent but something discreet and manly, yet fresh. Warm. Inviting. You get a whiff as you kiss that bottom jawline, maybe. Or perhaps a little nibble on the earlobe. That little hollow where you can see the heart beat at the base of his throat...
kakashi: OMG Stoooop! I'm at home with my family right now!!! (*frantically searches handkerchief to wipe drool*)
JoAnne: Meanwhile I just want to plaster that cute lil face on the right with like, 9 million smooches. Sometimes you want a fine wine... sometimes you want a shake so thick it ...umm...well....hmm. Lost my train of thought.
JoAnne: I dislike this woman, so I am consoling myself with that gif of Luscious with the orange peel man.
kakashi: And I'll make a gif of her falling down. Here we go. Oh, and deliciously angry Jung-woo. Yum.
JoAnne: There's a lot of people who really don't get what it is that she wants, but I totally do. And I don't think she's wrong for wanting it. She IS part of his success, even if she left him before he actually got there. I'm not saying she's automatically entitled to half, but then again, neither is she. She just wants a nod of acknowledgement!
JoAnne: Maybe part of the reason I sympathize with her is that I feel immense fondness for this actress any time I come across her. She's just so cute, and I always like her characters.
JoAnne: The earwax. You just know this guy is having a blast ruining his image.
kakashi: But ... TEN3! I'm so hoping it will happen! Only ... gawd. The monster that chases monsters is a total goofball!!
JoAnne: What was wrong with the Tarzan/George of the Jungle look? It had less clothes! Come on, Show.
kakashi: The choice isn't explained. But I am sure that a lot of thought went into it!
Soon, he is in Superman gear, but where is the lady? She has a self-inflicted skin-issue! "Even the Director from Avatar wouldn't be able to save it"! Buahaha. But don't you worry, Superman! There is the substitute Lois .... of course, nobody else but your very own Ae-ra.
JoAnne: There's that curl again. He does sort of have a block-ish Christopher Reeves feel to him doesn't he?
Oh my Luscious ... so beautiful. His father, another Absolute Dick, destroys his mother's painting studio because she sent him a divorce agreement. Ae-ra follows Luscious there after a phone-call from that Wormtongue-like Secretary and they clean together. When he exchanges a light-bulb, she grabs onto his trousers. Careful, girl.
JoAnne: Man he is just soooooooooo cute. He seems to be making progress career-wise, too, so hopefully we'll be seeing a lot of him in the future!
I liked last week's sombre-sad tone. I think it is fitting that these two go through heartache again - sure, they already have, but for the wrong reasons. They parted and they hated each other, but they never properly mourned the end of their relationship. That said, I am still not entirely sure I want them back together. Or let's put it that way: I am not yet ready to see them back together, because we may have seen the cute in the flashbacks, but we have not seen the cute between the two current them. Sure, we get nerdy glimpses from Jung-woo now and then, but I need to see him all gooey and soft with her in the here and now to be able to truly ship them.
JoAnne: I am actually with you on that. I don't particularly care if they get back together. I'd be fine if they each got with their respective seconds, or even with no one. I want them to clear up old misunderstandings and heal old hurts, but I don't feel any particular compulsion to get them back together again.
kakashi: Well, Episode 8 might change that. Just saying. If you ever watch it.