JoAnne: My goodness, she's a lovely bride. And that spunky personality too? You know, if SHE had been the lead in a certain drama...I bet a lot of people might feel differently about Almosssssst Parrrrrradise...
Mary: It won't be Almost anymore! Then again anything with Rim si Paaaaaaaaradiiiiiiiiise.
becca: This episode and the preview for next week killed me. This is my ghost speaking.
Perhaps they will honeymoon here in the states. New York is lovely at Christmas time, you know. AND only two hours from me...
Mary: A little birdy told me that Rim's honeymoon will be in Japan. Don't ask me how the birdy is related to Rim though.
becca: See, now all I can think about is that I want to ask.
Little does he know, but the flowers women REALLY want are the ones that say 'I will never have to be reminded to take out the trash, sweetheart, and I will never fart in bed and then blame it on the dog, either.'
Mary: Since I'm clueless about this flowers and special meaning business, is there one that says "You can undress Oppar any time you want" "Stop yapping and kiss me"?
Mary: If it's Rim, he will make a big mess but the flowers will magically fall into a perfect arrangement.
becca: I'm just glad that glue isn't involved this time!
Before they get started, she makes tea and gives him the cup to try. He asks where she drank from it before. Why? Not because he wants to avoid the germs. Nope, because if he drinks from the same spot, it's an indirect kiss!
And then he runs his lips around the entire rim of the cup so no matter where she sips, she gets his kiss back. Did you guys notice how Nam has kind of given up and just sits there looking disgusted now? I laugh every time I see his face.
Mary: I want them to be best friends. Why is there no show called We Got Bromance? Korea, have you not seen what those kyaagirls are writing fanfics about? BROMANCE IS THE NEW SEX. It sells. Now get on it!
becca: Nam is so completely done, it's fantastic. I TOLD you that they broke him!
I think I might have a trick or two that could solve that problem...
Mary: It's not a trick unless the dimple appears somewhere else. Eheh. And come on, So-eun! Rim's lines were scripted. Your Liar Game BTS kyaaing were not. Now that I think about it, Lee Sang-yoon also fits your criteria: (1) tall, (2) large Adam's apple, (3) no double eyelids. So who do you really like? (Basically, I just want you to tweet more selcas of yourself with Rim. With PINK and RED hearts, okay?)
becca: Lee Sang-yoon, mmmm.... *lost in daydreams*
She did get a glint in her eye at the thought of sharing a pre-wedding shot or two or three or four with him, though.
Mary: I think she'd be happy for an excuse to drink. Wedding or no. LOL
becca: Yep, the girl likes her alcohol!
Mary: That was Rim's talent in his first variety show. Barking. (Prepare to cringe at this clip.)
I think half (no, more) of the enjoyment we feel is that we know that even if the romantic interest ISN'T real, they genuinely enjoy each other's company. That's not fake, I'll swear on it. And I think, you know, they are young, attractive, compatible in many ways...why wouldn't they feel a spark or two? It is my ship. I will go down with it.
She's quite affectionate...they both are. But he really never stops grinning around her.
Mary: Maybe he's trying to stay cute to avoid thinking naughty thoughts. Hehe
I bet it's hard.
I think they should do a drama together.
becca: They must! I don't even care what it's about (well, not too much). Someone should do a You from Another Star-type thing and make a drama especially for them. On cable, of course. We want kisses and skinship!
Mary: I think he was trying to reenact the grab-and-kiss scene with the Court Lady from his SNL skit... but chickened out at the last second.
Also, I think he was gonna say something dirty about the second bouquet. Don't you?
becca: Probably something about deflowering. I LOVED that moment when he grabbed her, by the way. I had to rewind and watch it again - which I hardly ever do. They are So. Cute.
She barely even blinked when he asked about her underwear! He's ruined her!
Mary: She has been desensitized. Rim can move in for the kill. But he won't. Because he's a gentleman. A Cheesy, Perverted Gentleman. T____________T
becca: Awww, and that makes me love him even more.
That is the most awkward intertwining of arms I have ever seen.
becca: Aww, she look so happy to have him down at her level for once.
He's teasing! Teasing! Not insulting!
Mary: Is this the "bad boy image" he vowed to do last ep...? Try harder, Rim.
becca: No! Don't try harder! Be your cheesy, shy self! She likes that!
The prices of the dresses almost give him a heart attack, so he asks whether they're also for rent?! The dresses look all the same to him (he's wedding dress blind!), so why not get a used one. Nono, that won't do! Of course, So-eun demands a new one, which prompts another cheese line from him: "You're already sold (to me), so I don't need to see you wearing anything new". Or something like it. These early subs are sometimes a bit rudimentary.
I'm pretty sure it's nothing he's actually interested in seeing her in.
Mary: I bet that's gonna be in the WGM Director's Cut DVD.
becca: Lady PD-nim, take my money!
Mary: A girl after my own kokoro.
becca: *rolls around squeeing*
She totally shut down his hug at first. I laughed so hard I hiccuped.
becca: Urgh, I hate it when guys tease girls about cup sizes. Like, dude, you have NO idea how that makes a girl feel, so shut up. The not-hug-yes-hug was great, though.
He said she will see his face looking at her, but he is recording it so she can see what her face looks like after seeing the look on his face. I think so she can relive the moment because she will know how she felt when she sees her face. I thought it was sweet, because the implication (to me) was that he would be completely awed by her appearance, that that would please her, and he wanted to make her happy.
Mary: Oh. I thought he wanted her to see how shy/expectant she will be when the curtain opens because she rarely looks tenderly at him, and she needs to see how lovely she looks at that moment. (Though my brain is screaming: THERE ARE CAMERAS FILMING YOU, RIM. IT'S A DAMN SHOW. OR DID YOU FORGET IT ALREADY??? Then the fact that he did it made me think that he's doing what he thinks he will actually do for his bride. Which makes the gesture sweet again.)
Who else went into giggle fits everytime Rim tried to phrase "Are you naked/dressed right now?" without sounding like a perv? Because that's never not going to sound pervy, Rim. Even the studio host comments exploded during that. Hehe
He was completely floored, wasn't he? And of course he should be, because she is an absolute vision.
Mary: She is byooooooooootiful. I feel like his laugh was one of exhilaration.
becca: Yes, it was a loud, nervous/happy laugh. His reaction was sweet.
Nam must do this show. He must.
Mary: Don't act so prim and proper, Nam. We know about those videos you do over at Eat Your Kimchi. Hehehehe.
I think I like the second one, because that greyish tone of the first one always looks dingy to me.
Mary: I am swooning that he thought of her comfort when choosing the dress. How many guys do that?
becca: He totally likes this second one better, too. He was struck speechless by the first one, but the second one made his jaw drop. I'm surprised he managed to say anything.
This dress also followed the line of her body as if it were made for her. I really liked it.
Mary: He is such a dork about the curtain. Hehe
becca: I loved how they waved to each other as it closed again. Sweet. Adorable. I'm dying. I'm dead.
And we're at the wedding location! The guests start arriving! Rim greets them all. I don't recognize many faces, but it seems the whole production team went (haha, how romantic!) and we get to meet Rim's manager who ... is HOT. And he has a sexy voice.
My EXACT thoughts. Heyyyy, Mr. Manager, how YOU doin'?
Mary: We really are friends. We notice same things. O3O
becca: I was busy trying to get a look at Lady PD. Mr. Manager is quite handsome, though, I agree.
Headlines tomorrow will read: Terrible Tragedy! Entire wedding party dies of cuteness overload!
Mary: They are too precious. My babies!!!!!!!! They're a special couple. Very special. *starts tearing up*
It's a very, very strange show, isn't it? But I prefer it my country's offerings, which is basically a group of guys or girls who will lower themselves to anything in order to win the bachelor/bachelorette. There are some disgusting, shameless people in this world.
Mary: I dunno... I found it sweet and also charming how they're so nervous about their own wedding. When Rim was running around So-eun straightening her bridal train at the last minute and also frantically putting his boutonniere back on. :') *whew* I'm so nervous for them. Maybe the guests were there to induce those shy/tingly feelings and make it more spontaneous?
becca: They were so cute, scrambling around to get ready.
CommentsI'm glad Rim stopped laughing and told her so quickly how beautiful she looked - not like at the shoot, where he was too nervous to compliment her. I also liked how shy they were around each other during the dress-up. Most of the time, they are in full control of themselves - I'm not saying they're constantly acting, but they are, in a way. If a camera is around, you start to behave differently, more controlled. The shyness wasn't controlled, it felt really sincere. I wish you luck, guys!
I know what you mean, they really did seem caught up in it. Such an important moment that even when playing, it becomes real.
Mary: They're so cuuuuuuuute. :)))))))))))
becca: *ghost-becca rolls around squeeing*