JoAnne: Me too! I feel bad for all the people who read the premise and decide against it. But then again, when does a premise EVER match what the drama actually does? So they just get what they deserve, I guess, if they miss out on this.
Back to Heartbreak-Central at the Heartless City Gangster house. In search for Ae-ra, Jung-woo becomes witness to Luscious' love confession. His and Ae-ra's eyes lock ... he stares in disbelief and then hurries away, tears in his eyes. Shortly after, she also breaks free and stomps off, leaving Luscious alone and troubled. And blurred. And hot?
JoAnne: Oh, hot is not in question. Not in question at ALL. Hot AND showing skills with such a limited experience? Watch this space. Puppy is going to be huge.
JoAnne: Do you REALLY think that Jung Woo would make it so that his support guys couldn't fix anything if he wasn't available? *thinking* Yeah, I kinda do.
JoAnne: I was distracted by wondering how she got IN.
JoAnne: Oh! SO FRUSTRATING. She said the company, because the company is the most important thing to Cha Jung Woo right now. JUNG WOO, you big doofus: that's as much as saying straight out that YOU are the most important thing. *facepalm*
JoAnne: I was laughing helplessly at Jung Woo literally crushed by the weight of his feelings and unable to hold his head up. Hold his head up? He's bent in half!
JoAnne: Not to mention he is insanely adorable with the new hair. Look at his FACE omg he's so cute it's ridiculous. There's even dimples.
JoAnne: Entire segment made of win. L's fussy little outburst and then running off like that? I am sure he collapsed on the floor with laughter after filming that scene. Re the bar girls...I assumed they were not employees, but patrons selected to be introduced. Although if that little minx is an escort I will laugh my butt off because she's so annoying.
JoAnne: We are deep into angsty misunderstanding phase, which I both love and hate. Just keep giving me jealous Jung Woo forever, though.
JoAnne: She is funny and I like her hair but man, I don't want anyone like that around me in real life.
JoAnne: I want to see this man at home in real life in jeans and a teeshirt trying to cook dinner or do something repair-like because now I am convinced that he's a big dork.
JoAnne: I HATE IT WHEN THEY DON'T CORRECT ERRORS AND LET THE PROBLEM CONTINUE.
JoAnne: I just keep repeating 'same age as your daughter, JoAnne, same age as your daughter' but it's really not working.
JoAnne: That was just stupid. She'd have done something much more clever than that.
JoAnne: So do you think he remembered, or do you think he always remembered and that was the reason in the first place, to keep her with him on her birthday so she couldn't spend it with Puppy? As opposed to the other times when he also keeps her from him, but you know, it's not a 'special day' bound to draw them even closer than a regular date?
JoAnne: A text feature that allows you to recall a text, but allows the receiver to know that there was a text that you thought better of sending? I call major design flaw.
JoAnne: Time for a potty break. That sister in particular is just unbearable.
JoAnne: I might as well get a snack while I'm up.
JoAnne: Ok but she does the best hurt faces in the business, she really does.
JoAnne: His face. I cannot convey the depths of sadness in my matching 'oh shit,' Kashi.
Angry sweaty man up next! Luscious attacks Jung-woo in the judo court and then some. Luscious wins ... well, let him win. Oh, but there's a bet involved ... the loser has to grant the winner a wish. Who set Luscious up to this? Second Lead? He tells Jung-woo that he'll think about it.JoAnne: Can someone make me a clip of this match? I don't need the talking after. Just the match. aybe this match, and then that fight between Aoki and Aka at the beginning of AoF. That would be...yeah. *lost in thought*
JoAnne: Exercise 'Review the Past Three Years and Repent' has commenced.
Right when her mother tells him to leave and never come back, Ae-ra comes in. Her mother tells her to quit her job right now: a finished fate is a finished fate. Outside and alone with him, Ae-ra is concernd that he was hurt; but he says it's okay and he understands. Her mother must hate him a lot. He wants to say something more, but she cuts him short to inform him that she is looking for other jobs and will quit after finishing the current project. He clearly doesn't want that, but she doesn't let him speak. When she turns to go back to her mother, he tells her he found her cellphone accesory - he wants to give it to her later.
Second Lead knows about the secret Dream House and she knows about her brother's crush.
JoAnne: And she USED him to further her own aims, which, I kinda liked her but now, no.
Hhmmmmmm .... well. First, I find it scary that in-laws are still scary even AFTER a divorce. We're in angst-territory, and indeed, in-laws create angst! In this particular case, they re-create the horrors of the divorce and make the OTP believe that there is no way out of that black hole and the hurt that was caused back then. By focusing just on the negative, they make it look like a true disaster - but we have seen other facets of that marriage, which clearly were NOT a disaster.
JoAnne: That's the thing though. Divorce really does hurt a whole family in lasting ways, not just the couple and their offspring (if they have any.) And since the other family members, no matter how they feel, did not have as much invested in the relationship, when it ends they only remember the bad. Plus, they have a natural instinct to protect their 'side' of the relationship partners.
It is interesting that the in-laws are the real stumbling-block ... not the Second Leads. Female Second Lead is really toothless, but getting more and more annoying. Luscious on the other hand ... well, he is so juicy and I still wouldn't cry for long if Ae-ra actually landed with him. Even if temporarily. SO CUTE.
JoAnne: Agreed. I can live without her but I do care what happens to the puppy and it's not just because he's so cute. He's been able to make us feel for him in a way that the actor playing the female second lead has not. I mean come on, her back story should be making us feel like she deserves to be princess for a day and yet...do any of us care about her at all? I know I don't. Meanwhile puppy has NO backstory but shares a crappy family with her, and yet we feel boatloads of sympathy for his coming pain.
But yeah, my heart goes out to Jung-woo ... I guess it always has. He is a good guy - and he already back in love with her so much because he was never OUT of love. The moment he finds out about the miscarriage will be heart-shattering, that's for sure.
JoAnne: I hope that they treat that scene with the weight it deserves. I think they will, they've been doing a good job with emotions throughout, really. To wit: it's only slightly weird that we go from huge comedy to serious dark, instead of the seriously flawed production we'd name it in the hands of a lesser crew.