JoAnne: You're not one for posturing or for falling back on standard male/female tropes, either. I can see you getting annoyed on this.
becca: More than annoyed, I was kind of bored.
(let us not speak of it!!), So-eun and Rim walk to the next site (holding hands, by the way): it's the hot springs and travertines of Pamukkale. So beautiful. And also cold (yup, winter is winter) - unless you put your feet into a hot spring!
Oh, that would feel nice. My feet need a good soaking, by this point in the winter. It just makes you feel so pampered.
Mmm, that does sound good. And then burrowing down under a pile of blankets for a week-long nap....
Or cold again, if you manage to soak your pants with water. Like Rim. It seems he sat into a puddle. He bends over to dry his bum in the sun. I'm not commenting on that, but others may.
His butt doesn't really do anything for me.
I can't say one way or the other. I really don't spend much time staring at butts.
I recently did. There was a man, jogging past me. He had an extremely nice butt and I stared hard. It felt good and just.
His face when he said they had to cancel the shoot made me laugh, but the flashing came so fast! Well, I suppose it's SUPPOSED to catch you by surprise, right? I wonder what Mary will say about the part where his pants fell down.
Did they? Oh, I missed that.
(((Psst, becca: It's a trick)))
Well, we've seen hints of it before but he is one solidly built young man. SO different than most of the young actors these days, who all have muscle but no FAT. Rim has nice snuggle-y proportions of both.
Yes, yes, yes. He is built for hugs and snuggles.
My question is: does he smell nice though? I'm not sure he does.
Seems silly to me. I could see covering up something which had objectionable content, maybe, like swears or something, but otherwise, don't you think the covering up just makes impressionable kids MORE curious?
I am an impressionable kid. I am curious.
Hey, whatever excuse gets him next to me.
The only scene that comes immediately to mind was two girls in that movie with ... Kevin Bacon, I think it was. Wild Things. Yep. Neve Campbell, Denise Richards, Matt Dillon, Kevin Bacon.
That's half-porn, yes.
People kiss in the water all the time in American movies and TV. Okay, The Notebook is the only movie I can think of right away, but most cop shows have had a kiss in the water at some point. They're usually not under the water, though. Whatever, it's not a trope I care for.
He assures his "wife" that she doesn't need to be afraid of him and his kisses: he'll only kiss her when she tells him to. Let me guess: he can wait for that forever.
I remember when he always had her off-balance with his physicality. She takes it far more more comfortably now and even returns it or initiates it, but the sentiment he's expressing is still sweet.
Also, she's still embarrassed by him, as she confesses in the "black room": his way of dressing makes her uncomfortable. At least his way of showing quite a lot of skin in that bath. Aw. You shy virgin you...
I keep wondering if her shyness that way is scripted or real. I mean, in a society where people tend to keep their clothes on in public, seeing skin can be pretty sexy, even intimate in this type of context.
Plus, have you noticed that everything is touchy-feely-er when you're swimming? Like, suddenly you're clinging much more closely than you would in everyday life. Barriers fall away to some degree.
The reason I don't get tired of him with the ridiculous praising is that expression on her face - he starts, hesitates, she prompts. Her face is always expectant, grinning - they are in the joke together, but somehow it's a little true, too, and it's that way of keeping it light that keeps it from being creepy.
I often think that he looks like a little boy - thrilled at his own joke and just dying to tell someone. It's adorable.
Well we have an ocean, and Tori learned to swim when she was three. My parents are ON the beach, and I wasn't taking any chances. I still remember learning how to swim when I was a tiny kid, too. You're right, it's odd to meet people who don't know how - but some people just don't.
Whatever else he's a handsome guy paying attention to a pretty girl. Who would be immune to it?
(That's Birth of a Beauty messing with your brain. I don't even know what year it is anymore.) So, what does she know about him? She starts to list the following: he likes riding motorcycles, and he likes skulls. He can't dance. And he likes meat. Plus, he tries to act really manly. He vehemently protests, given his past actions for her. Time for him to say things about her: He calls her pretty, cute, lovely, cute, and sexy, with tiny feet ... and a birthday in September.
Guys, sheesh. He knows more, he must.
Well, remember he didn't even know who she was in the beginning. This is a lot.
That 'busted' look on her face was funny.
Yep, that was great.
Keep your fingers off my food!
Seriously! I've never understood why any grown woman (or man, for that matter), would like that, but deboning or cutting someone else's food is always shown as swoon-worthy in dramas. To me, it would seem demeaning. I'm a grown-ass woman! I can cut my own damn steak!
I think that boy has a lot of energy.
Got me, either. No clue. They also listen to some music together. I was afraid he'd sing along, but he's just mimicking. And she does some more jelousy because he mentions AOA. So bleh. He puts it on and sings along a bit (noooooooo), but she refuses to listen any further. Sorry, but how is it a crime to like a song performed by a girl group?!
I'm sorry, but it IS a crime to like most girl groups. Or should be. Pfft. Tepid, ridiculous stuff.
A) I don't think it was jelousy - unless my subs were off, she said she doesn't like the group and always turns the radio off when they come on. B) There are very few songs by girl groups that I find enjoyable. The majority are just not my thing.
In my subs, she said she normally likes them but because he mentioned them, she didn't want to listen.
Yes, go to sleep, you pretty kids. We'll just watch you snuggle a bit. It won't be creepy, we promise.
I think Rim has reached the point of exhaustion where he's just hyper and goofy, which is the most embarrassing state of exhaustion. Go to sleep, Rim!
Man, he's white as a ghost.
I was really hoping that they wouldn't do this. Poor guy.
CommentsSo. There's still a lot of cute in this. But ... in all honesty, there's a lot of stuff that irks me a lot. I understand that they need to make this "interesting" for the viewers, but please, PLEASE don't do it with stupid scripted jealousy. It's not believable and it's very stupid. And it's very, very unsexy to be jealous over nothing.
Here's what I want to see: Rim set out to seriously whoo her with his crazy mix of goofy and insanely hot, and her not really know how to handle it, but clearly she likes it. Can't do it if she's not willing, that's the thing. I want to see a sincere chase.
As long as they're being themselves and acting naturally, I'm good. All the manufactured stuff dims the glow.