JoAnne: Most of this episode is me marveling at how sincerely people who behave terribly believe that THEY are the ones who have been wronged.
JoAnne: Awwww, look at his smooshy lil face!
kakashi: I knooooooooow! ♥♥♥♥
this is somewhere in our future! Let's discuss the hair when we get there.Episode 2
Second Son tells the Matron about the stolen fabric - he really seems to hate his wife a lot - but First DIL lies that she has found it again, between the other fabrics. No, JoAnne, I really cannot like her. Why didn't she dare tell the Matron about it? Grow a friggin backbone, woman! A flashback informs us that Matron saw Second DIL creep through the courtyard yesterday (of course! everybody always sees everybody else or conveniently overhears stuff) and out come the broken scissors again. Matron knows she needs to use another method to find the truth: the culprit will certainly not admit it. Lol, you don't say?
JoAnne: I go back and forth on why she wouldn't want the MIL to know. Part of me thinks its because she values peace and does seem to genuinely care for her sister-in-law, but part of me wonders if she believes that MIL, who is a stern taskmaster, will just look at it unfavorably as an excuse.
JoAnne: Why the Bong-Bong Brothers? (because they are called Hee BONG and Soo BONG). Also, cannot help but laugh over the INTENSITY! and EMOTION! over sewing.
kakashi: Have you ever seen The King of Kong? (Not a KDrama). If not, go SEE IT. It's brilliant: the real-life intensity and emotion over a stupid arcade game!!! Insane.
Young Kim Ji-hoon who cannot act runs through the streets ... and meets Eun-bi, who is pressing her nose flat, watching people eat Jjajangmyeon. He is already crying again. She asks him for money, he says he doesn't have any. He thinks again, though ... and trades his watch?! Woah, that's love! She gets her jjajangmyeon (finally!) and I must say, I really wouldn't mind having some myself! She is very happy and so is he, just watching her, but then, she sees a grandfather on a nearby table, drooling over watching his kid eat ... too poor to buy noodles for himself. The little angel gives him her untouched bowl, much to young Kim Ji-hoon's surprise (and anger).
JoAnne: The amount of importance this family places on insignificant things is amazing, LOL. You would think that child had never eaten in her life. What's next? Does she spend her adolescence eating her feelings? When we meet her as an adult, will it be in a fat suit?
JoAnne: The little girl cries well.
JoAnne: Oh, I bet you're right.
JoAnne: No, I really like the little boy. He seems to have his anger in the right place - meaning, he has a right to feel it, and he knows that, but it doesn't make him hateful toward the sudden new hyung.
Things are getting tense before the competition. Both SILs sew like the devil (wait ... does the devil sew?). The drama doesn't waste more time, the day of the competition has come. The two girls - that's good kid Eun-bi and bad kid Min-jung - are to be the models. Eun-bi has to go as the "man"-version, whereas the little Devil Min-jung gets to be the girl. She doesn't even talk to Eun-bi, but she destroys her belt (by ripping it off). Can we slap her? (get in line) Eun-bi pushes her, and Min-jung hurts her wrist - but she doesn't care at all, all that matters is the modeling. And model she does. And she lied about the hand, OF COURSE. Eun-bi needs a moment, but then, she quickly improvises with a hair-band that she turns into a belt. Still, the missing belt costs Eun-bi Omma a point.
JoAnne: Aww, she makes a cute little boy.
kakashi: Wait for her in the future, she'll be the Queen of Crossdressing Dramas!
JoAnne: I liked her too, but that's done with. What a bitch. And her son is adorable. If we follow the tried and true path, he should be the likeable one and your Kim Ji Hoon boy will be spiteful and jealous. So sayeth Baker King Kim Tak Gu. So sayeth we all.
kakakshi: Hmmmmm .... interesting. He smiles in the teaser, though. A lot. I think, I hope, I believe that both of them will be kinda nice! It'll be hard to not like them. We might have recapper-wars about it. I'm Kim Ji-hoon ALL THE WAY just so you know. I even defended him in Goddess of Marriage, until everbody saw that he wasn't an evil brute.
JoAnne: For a moment I thought, oh! a wish fulfilled! Because last episode I said there were one or two kids I wanted to drown. But no. She'll live to be a bitch another day.
JoAnne: *shakes her head at Kakashi* She takes LIFE seriously. Clothes are made to be worn by people. You have to love people to make good clothes. I can tell you only watched two episodes of Baker King.
JoAnne: Not that I've ever seen. And I am so glad this woman got called on her scheming ways. She didn't need to be like that. And it isn't enough that the man is claiming the illegitimate son outright, planning to give him a good life? No, she needs to depose the older boy completely? why?
JoAnne: And not very well, I might add.
JoAnne: That is one fugly dress.
JoAnne: And it was the right choice.
JoAnne: I despise a sore loser. I get that this was genuinely important to her and that separate and apart from the CRAP she pulled, she also worked hard legitimately on her submissions, but still. Making excuses makes you cheap.
JoAnne: She's right though. I try to make sure that I only buy clothing made by children in HAPPY sweatshops because you can totally absorb their emotions through the clothing that they make.
JoAnne: But hanbok are her life!
JoAnne: *giggling* I do love it.
JoAnne: Well, I can see her point a little bit. It dulls your victory when your opponent is screaming about the raw deal they got. Ideally neither of them would have had any issues and would have met in competition head on so that it was only about the garments they created. Except we know it was NEVER about that, right?
JoAnne: So, I was just thinking, you know - if you grow up hating sewing because it kept your mother so busy, why would you then marry a woman who works for your mother?
kakashi: Oh, because she saved his life! That's the only reason! Why he says he loves her is beyond me though and I think he's insane. Look at the faces he pulls.
JoAnne: So how did that girl grow up to be this woman? Oh right, not her show. We'll never know.
JoAnne: Ooh, can't wait to see this.
kakashi: 48 episodes to go. Unless this gets an extension. OMG, I just remembered ... Goddess of Marriage got one! There's still no Kim Ji-hoon (yeah, I know, I repeat myself), many things are still very, very bad, but I wasn't bored at all. In fact, the whole competition thing was quite entertaining and I now like the Kind DIL/SIL as well. At least a little. It's even possible I like the whole drama, but that's maybe because I'm extremely tired and can no longer think straight. Goodbye!
JoAnne: We've been here before. She won't like it for long. Although it is quite entertaining so far.
kakashi: How do you know???? This might be my favorite drama of the year! Which would be a good thing because this thing? It's going to be with us until September or October or I don't know ... but for a long time.