Now that the mini-celebration is done — onto this week in drama watching! (Spoilers for “Lee Soon Shin” and “Jung Ok Jung” below.) The usual suspects were a tiny bit ignored, I have to admit. I managed to keep up with You’re the Best, Lee Soon Shin. Because subs came out on Monday so it worked well schedule-wise. (Dramafever has been surprisingly speedy with the subs — I like it.) Also it’s consistently adorable and I was in a mood for adorable.
The love-lines in You’re the Best are all being really well handled — from the finally declared and now figuring out how to act around each other Yoo-shin and Chan-woo (I love happy, giggly Chan-woo), to the slow and steady of Hye-shin and Jin-wook (aka: Bread Man — Dramabeans’ perfect nickname for him), and the mutual and mutually denied speeding hearts of Soon-shin and Joon-ho. Which is very awesome.
Mom is still not-awesome. In fact she’s so bad she’s failing her mom-duties for her older daughters’ too. Her nastiness to Soon-shin means none of her daughters trust her as a reliable source for help and comfort — so their secrets continue. (What is awesome is they’re doing a good job mothering each other — something Mom will hopefully be grateful for when she finally pulls her head out of her butt.)
And, most unfortunately, Joon-ho’s secretary, Jo In-sung, went from amusingly quirky to intensely not-awesome when he broke probably the most sacred rule of being a secretary: he bitched about the boss. To a client. To a CLIENT!! I could not believe that moment. That is seriously, seriously, seriously the biggest faux pas a secretary can make. I don’t care if your boss is trying to gnaw the leg off a chair. The client doesn’t get to know. Certainly not from you. And in a total non-surprise, In-sung’s big mouth has dug his boss into a major, massive, career damaging problem. Because that’s what happens when you break sacred rules! (And now my rant is done.)
As mentioned in previous posts, Mischievous Kiss: Love in Tokyo took up a big chunk of my viewing time. Worth it! I will try really, really hard to put off watching more until there’s enough episodes to create a mini-marathon. (The college part is next! I adore college stories!)
And I finally realized (and also realized why) I’ve been purposefully delaying catching up with Jung Ok Jung: Live for Love. I’m scared. The big declaration has happened and Jung Ok-jung is going to have to shift her purpose and motive. I liked that she had a clear and self-defined motive driving her — and that it wasn’t shaped by the men around her. And I’m worried that, now that she’s shifting towards loving the King, her motives will shift as well and become less hers and more his. I am totally making this worry up, I know. It might not happen. Probably won’t happen if the story stays true to what it’s done so far. But I’m at a place where I’m so deeply in love with the show I’m terrified it’ll let me down. So I’m ducking its calls even while I want it to keep calling.
But I’ve not snuck behind Jung Ok Jung‘s back to watch Gu Family Book. Because that would be cheating. I’m crazy, but a principled kind of crazy.
And that’s my week in drama-land!