I correctly predicted one plot-point in You’re the Best Lee Soon Shin (one everyone and their mother predicted, I suspect). But! I also managed to completely miss a plot-point it seemed everyone and their mother was expecting. Which meant the last few minutes of ep. 4 had me totally surprised. (And totally eager for ep. 5, even as the previews have me so, so worried.)
Spoilers through ep. 4 below…
What I got:
What I missed:
Mr. Lee was a walking dead man.
His awesome-dad moments with two out of his three daughters didn’t clue me in. His awesome-son talk with his mom didn’t give me a warning twinge. (Not even with his, “what if I’m not around?” joke.) And I sailed right past the cake-of-doom buying spree.
So, moment of genius… gone.
I blame it on two things. First, I’ve not watched that many family dramas so I’m not up on the tropes. But second, I hadn’t pegged Mr. Lee as a good-daddy. In fact, I thought he was going to be a bad-daddy based on the first two episodes (he seemed to be piling onto Soon-shin a little unfairly). So I was pleasantly surprised when he began stepping in and taking care of his family so well. And not so pleasantly surprised by his final scene.
It does lead me to make this prediction, though: Shin Joon-ho’s daddy is going to be around for a good long while.
Bonus prediction: That rumor got started by Choi Yeon-ah. She strikes me an expert monkey-wrencher.