Mary: I just finished watching the raw Running Man guesting of Rim. The raw Section TV guesting of Rim. And the raw (followed by subbed) WGM ep8. Don't they have that saying about kokoros? When it Rims, it purrs! :))))
JoAnne: Can there be too much Rimming, Mary? For you?
becca: I don't know if it's because I don't feel well (so I'm tired and kinda out of it), but this might be the funniest episode yet. I laughed so much, my smile muscles hurt!
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JoAnne: Do we have new friends? Hi!
Mary: No! Don't hate the ajusshi~ I think he was warning Rim that the next challenge is advantageous for the wifey. So he should do well in the current one.
JoAnne: I wonder if there's a physiological reason - faster reflexes or something? I'd never heard this before, so I wonder what it's based on. I assumed he meant women do better at clay than men do, but now Kakashi also has me wondering if he means women do better with clay than with targets.
becca: I didn't think about the comment that much, but the ajusshi seemed nice. His reactions to their antics were funny, too.
Mary: So-eun! Guards up!!! Your pervy hubby is attacking full force! Or did you change your mind and you're joining us now?
JoAnne: I really enjoy how physical and natural he is with affection. I think to a certain extent she's a fairly demonstrative person as well, and that in this, as with other things, they are well-suited despite her attempts at 'propriety.' Nothing he does ever actually even verges on inappropriate behavior - holding hangs, hugging, touching hair - all very acceptable in almost any social situation.
becca: That's true. At first it was surprising because they were strangers, but now that they've seen each other more, it's not that strange for them to be hugging, etc.
JoAnne: Alright girlie, lets not get ahead of ourselves, shall we? You had a good day. Actually, that sort of bragging reminds me of your boy over there!
JoAnne: Hahahahahaah, he takes every chance!
becca: I laughed my head off at this - mostly because Nam was covering his face with his hands, like he Just. Couldn't. Take it.
Mary: Screw being coy, she needs to win. Although, she'll probably wish for Rim to stop being too touchy. Whereas me... I'd wish for the opposite. Who wouldn't?
JoAnne: I might have to quit her for being a fool, then.
becca: So-eun's too smart to waste a wish like that.
Mary: Rim says he loved seeing her look so serious though. And I laughed at the scenes again because when Rim is shooting, So-eun is observing (so she can correct her stance and stuff?) But when So-eun is shooting, Rim just looks at her. Haha.
JoAnne: I always thought she was a cutie but now I really like her, because of this show. She's a feisty little thing who works hard and has a real competitive spirit.
becca: Agreed, she's pretty awesome. I love her strong personality.
Mary: Haha. I saw the shrimps and thought it'd be a waste to use them as bait too!
JoAnne: Hahahahah no false 'girliness' here!
becca: Wow, she really went after those worms. Get 'em, girl!
Mary: She was taking pictures of him when he ran back all proud of his catch! Did you see? Did you see? So-eun-sshi, please tweet those pics. T_____T Thank you very kamsa~
JoAnne: I noticed that! She's having as much fun as he is.
becca: *rolling around laughing*
Mary: This is gonna be a problem, isn't it? She's too nice to tell him that he's wrong. And he's too proud of himself for making loads of coffee for her. :O He's like a puppy. (Except when he's being lazy and sexy. Then he's being a cat.)
JoAnne: So then where did he get the idea?
bounce, bounce" (a song by Cho Yong Pil). She doesn't like it. Poor Rim.
Mary: Hey, that song was used in Surplus Princess. Heehee~
JoAnne: I liked that song when it came out, it's fun to hear it in shows. I spend a few minutes hoping that the Pervy Princess comes to the wedding.
becca: Oh, pleeeeaaaase, can that happen?
(And then he switches theirs, saying his is warmer. You just wanted to give her yours, didn't you, Rim? Didn't you? *nudge nudge, wink wink*) He also has stick-on patches and wants to put them on her - and gets really excited when she says you have to stick them on your skin. His comments: Ah, sly. Ahahaha. This was solely your doing, man! It's you who is sly!
Mary: Sly and single. Catch him!!!
JoAnne: If his personality, at least, is genuine here? I think he might be something of a catch. Fun, affectionate, thoughtful, but a man who shows a side that is also careful and responsible. I'm not sure how SMART either of them are...
Mary: She only said she liked the skull in front of him... but during the interview she didn't like it. Haha. So-eun, stop being too courteous. Or Rim might start buying you lots of skull-related things. Just like with the coffee.
JoAnne: Yeah I 'm still not wearing things with skulls on them. But then again, what is she supposed to say? Oh thanks, but I don't like skulls? That's rude to say about a gift.
becca: Skulls. He's such a boy. *giggling* Honestly, though, I would probably wear a bracelet with a skull on it.
I like skulls. Rim! See? The others don't fit you. And hey, if you turn the skull, there's a heart!!!
Mary: If you like it... wo-oh-oh. Wo-oh-oh. Wo-oh-oh. Oh-oh. --- WAIT. I just remembered, he was proud about getting the measurements correct. And he said his size was EXTRA LARGE while fitting the ring on his thumb. *giggle giggle* I just remembered something I read in soompi.
JoAnne: Are you just realizing why I keep talking about his fat fingers, Mary?
(YOU SMOOTH PERV.) He also recorded himself over days telling her about the couple rings he wanted to make for them. (YOU CUTIE.) Aahaaaa, he got the bracelet for free at the ring-making place. Wow. he really made them. I'm impressed.
JoAnne: I thought all his 'off-day' videos were cute, with his sleepy, unmade up face, always lounging around on things trying to take naps.
becca: It was adorable. And the rings make up for the skull on the bracelet, right?
They're having something to eat afterwards and are discussing their (upcoming) marriage. Marriage at a temple? Nope, she even threatens to hit him. And does, lightly, on the cheek. He likes it. (*pencils in notes for Oppa's "preferences"*) (*spit-take*) They decide on a short, simple ceremony - at which he sings and dances. He doesn't take that last part seriously.
JoAnne: He just wants her to touch him, Mary, he doesn't care how it happens.
Mary: *calls the lock-pick* Oppa, I need to be in at least one room. I can stay in the drafty one facing the West!
JoAnne: Funny, I thought you'd have requested the overheated one at the southern end of the hall...
becca: Rim: "The guy who like you this much, and the guy who like you THIS much." *spreads arms wide* Me: *laughs head off*
Mary: HAHAHAHA. Remember the crotch-grab? (Or the "panty-line grab", for the shy ones out there.)
JoAnne: Perhaps a massage is in our future.
becca: They've mentioned it before, so it must happen. It's Chekhov's massage: if a massage is mentioned in the first act, it must happen at some point.
JoAnne: So, what then, a waltz or something?
becca: More like solo performance, it seems. Heeheehee.
Good that he has a month to practice. He thinks this will forever be a dark part of his history since he cannot dance at all.
Mary: And he hates gym class, he says! And remember he admitted to being totally not flexible during the action scenes in Age of Feeling? JoAnne, this does not bode well, right?
JoAnne: Oh, this means comedy gold, coming up. I cannot wait!
becca: He actually seems really nervous about this and said even when his show was cut, he wasn't this anxious. And then they showed a little clip of him practicing! Oh, this is gonna be GREAT.
Mary: It's Kim Jongkook's Loveable! The original line goes, "From head to toe, you're so lovable"... but Rim heeheehee, he changed the second part to "You're ____ centimeters."
JoAnne: Kick him, So Eun!
CommentsThere were many really sweet moments in this episode. He gets that cheeky gleam in his eyes when he watches her and he is obviously out to please her. When she saw the rings - WOW that was so great!!! - and reacted just like he expected her to react, he was very, very content. Apart from that, she often had the upper hand in this episode, which I like. She's a sassy, smart girl and it's good for her to be in the driver's seat. It suits her personality.
Mary: There isn't much Nam! That makes me a little bit sad...
JoAnne: No but I was glued to that corner of the screen with one eye, waiting for him! And yes, I think the ring bit was really cute. She was genuinely touched, he was genuinely pleased that she liked it.
becca: I'm telling you, I think this show is breaking Nam. There were only two major reactions from him: when he covered his face, and then at some other point when he was cringing/laughing so hard, he almost fell out of the frame entirely. Be strong, Nam! We love you!
JoAnne: I saw a paraphrase of a portion of a conversation he had with the MC on SNL where he said that WGM was all business and intimated that he does not actually have feelings for her and that made me a little sad. It's ok if he doesn't, but how not wait until they're done with it to say it?
Mary: I saw that too! :D It was a lie-detector test and the sensors went wild meaning: he was lying. *wiggle eyebrows* Don't worry, Jo. Your love-dar for behind the scenes chemistry is still perfect. ^____^