JoAnne: After this episode, I was SO HAPPY to come here and comment on a squeecap that mainly focused on a person who does not annoy me - Jae Hwa. Because I'm about to poke redhot sewing needles in my eyes over Bo Ri... and oh look. Sigh. There's no escaping her. Although at least Jae Hee will be here. And hopefully some Auntie/Gangster action.
Ohhhhhh, I told you it was interesting! GooDIL offers to teach Eun-bi/Bo-ri everything there is to learn about the sacred art of Hanbockery - while Min-jung begs BaDIL to teach her all there is to Hanbockery, while adding the wish to become the next Head Seamstress. Wow, Ming-jung's greed knows no bounds - while Bo-ri has never dreamt big. But BaDIL declines Min-jung! I clap in glee. She has already chosen the next Head Seamstress - it is her daughter Eun-bi. Wow, this is harsh!
JoAnne: She never let that line slip once in all those years. I applaud you, Bad Daughter In Law! And Min Jung is still the same old Min Jung as she ever was.
JoAnne: Yes but will she still be annoying as f***?
|"Yes, yes, give me better clothes! And give me my normal hair back!!!"|
JoAnne: She's cute but I can barely stand to watch her at this point. Something change in her behavior, quick.
kakashi: I will send you viewing templates, like: "In Episode 10, you can safely watch minutes X-Y, but then, you need to skip over X and Y and Z."
JoAnne: I don't mind a sad story, God knows, but I can't abide a bitch.
JoAnne: They deserve each other.
JoAnne: Serves you right, scheming little bitch.
JoAnne: His face is lovely and we know his abs are solidly respectable but there's something about his cutesy way here that is off-putting because it's deliberately fake. I'll be glad when it goes away. Isn't there a happy medium between lobotomized fool and crybaby?
kakashi: It's his defensive mechanism against the bad, dark world. Remember how hard his childhood was.
JoAnne: That really would not work on me.
kakashi: Doesn't work on ME, either, but I WOULD definitely start playing with this one. Oh yes. Play (Whyyyyyy did you not come to Switzerland last year, whyyyyyy!!!! Unmyeong, you're so cruel)
(And they go so well!) Only, he wants to rig the competition so that Bi Sool Chae will win in any case (them being "part" of the company in his mind). Sorry, JoAnne ... he is clearly of the Dark Side, your Jae-hee.
JoAnne: I'm not giving up. He wasn't a bad kid, in fact he was generous and kind. That spat with his brother when he was six does NOT translate into Evil Corporate Schemer automatically, so I'm reserving judgement. But Jae Hee...it doesn't look good.
kakashi: There's about 40 episodes time for redemption.
JoAnne: I'm having an allergic reaction every time she is on the screeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen. Make the overacting stop make it stop make it stop make it stop!
JoAnne: Oh yeah those happy bags. Why an empty bag would make someone happy we never did find out. Perhaps it was symbolic for the airhead she'd become.
JoAnne: I'm going with he respected her stand. And yes, I'm FULLY AWARE that I will grow to love her just as Jae Hwa will but man right now I just want to push her into a mud puddle she's so irritating.
Random Stranger: Look I don't know what's going on but there's a woman locked in a closet over there claiming her free speech has been repressed, and I don't want to get involved but she says she needs a bathroom and if someone knows what's good for her, she'll let her out.
kakashi: Shuk? Is that you??!
JoAnne: I like him better dazed and drunk than crying, actually. I think I have residual rage from GoM.
JoAnne: Yeah, that didn't even look like the old 'oops I fell on your mouth with my mouth' move, it really looked like a deliberate kiss. What gives? Unintentionally unawkward choreography executed by Kim Ji Hoon, or a deliberate act on the part of Jae Hwa?
kakashi: In his drunken stupor, he seriously believes this is Eun-bi - and he is right! Maybe he is some kind of shaman.
JoAnne: Well if he is imagining her to be Eun Bi I'm going with deliberate. Ah, Korea: where men either love women faithfully without ever seeing them for decades, or they bring their mistresses home the day after their wives die.
JoAnne: Explain to me how they get untied if she doesn't go along to do it.
kakashi: Scissors? This is a drama about hanbok after all.
At the gynaecologist, Min-jung now wants to get an abortion. She lies to the doctor that her child's father has died. So cruel. But, alas, it's too late ... she is already 6 months pregnant! Well, drama ... I know that there are some women who don't show as much as others, but 6 months and flat as a pancake?! Pleaaaase! She also throws all the delicious side-dishes that Bori made for her into the bin. That is just mean.
JoAnne: I PRAY oh you have no idea how hard I PRAY that OppaNotOppa makes it very rich and then laughs in her face, the evil little troll.
JoAnne: At this point my venom spewed over on to Twitter. I hate them. I HATE THEM ALL. I know I'll learn to like Bo Ri who isn't hateful, just too chipper for goddamn words PLUS overacted terribly, but right now this little hovel could fall into the sea and I would wave goodbye to these women, laughing.
JoAnne: I always like a good nose. Sometimes a pretty one is nice, but I also like them strong, and a little on the big side. Like Chicken Beak from 2AM. That hook. It gets me.
JoAnne: There aren't words, mostly because the hate is clogging my throat.
JoAnne: Annoying or not I will cheer the bejesus out of Bori in this competition.
Ga-eul ... buahahaha, we will have to call her Ga "I like to play" Eul is put to work by her father. Little Kang is in charge of her. He should get a haircut soon, yes? (Oups. So he is from a KPop Band? My bad. Supernova!) She has not much talent as a sales person. I'm pretty sure she also sucks at the rest.
JoAnne: Find them both irritating and boring. Not familiar with SuperNova.
kakashi: Oh, that's a surprise! You're basically queen of KPop! Well, I looked him up. And that's what it said on his profile.
Unmyeong has it that Aunt Jung-ran and HOT gangster Ahjussi Big Bro Kang meet again - or rather bump into each other. This time, she sprains her ankle. She still thinks he is a doctor, so she just nods knowingly when he explains that the blood on the sneakers he brings her to borrow are "from his work". Love those two!
JoAnne: The thing. He has the thing. He doesn't look like much but damn the thing, he is SEXY. And she's really, really pretty. And he's making me think of Oppa, our first good-hearted gangster, awww.
JoAnne: Oh but it's coming.
I am delighted to say that I don't hate a single storyline yet! I hate a few characters though, as we are supposed to. I find it interesting that current Head Seamstress, mean and lying BaDIL gets points from me for rejecting Min-jung, twice by now, even though I know she is a total and evil snake. The character I hate most is not Min-jung (I do feel sorry for her, a little bit at least), but her mother. Yes, VeggieAhjumma is the worst, for letting herself be bossed around by this terrible brat and for being so very very mean to her adopted daughter. It almost hurts to see it!
JoAnne: I also gave points to BaDIL for that, though. And while there are ASPECTS of MinJung that I can sympathize with, her nastiness is uncalled for. Her mother, I loathe. You know what? Those two come straight out of Charles Dickens. That's what this reminds me of, this drama.
kakashi: Good call. I though fairy tales. Frau Holle, for example (that's Mother Hulda for you English speakers)
I know I also loved Kim Ji-hoon's character in Goddess of Marriage (yes, despite the violence and the shouting), so it probably doesn't come as a surprise to anyone when I say I really, really like Jae-hwa so far! Great idea to make him break free of his family and to make him come to this town where his past and his future is. I like that he is a womanizer and I like that he still misses Eun-bi and his aunt like crazy. It fits him. Bless his soul.
JoAnne: Objectively, I like these things about him too. And once I saw his real feelings in the rice field (before he started to cry and just set off my Pavlovian reaction to whiny-ness) I felt more for him as a whole. I'll get there. I did in GoM, I will here... but my dear 'friend' Kakashi is going to have months of laughing at me hysterically while I rage quit over and over because I hate everyone so much until nearly the end.