*highpitchedsqueals* This week was everything I was hoping for between our OTP and more! I’m going to continue to discuss my own thoughts/feelings while I watch this amazing drama each week and that will include things that confuse me or make me angry so I might have questions. Hopefully, someone is willing to enlighten me on the confusing bits. (LOL) Or clue me in on their own thoughts which would somehow lessen my anger. I love having discussions about dramas since none of us see things the same way, I always learn when I read other viewers points-of-view. Let me know what you think!
I was SO happy Hong chased after Hye Jung, I felt a huge sense of relief. But I have to admit the phone call from Dr. Jin Jr. left me baffled. Does he not know who Hye Jung is yet? It doesn’t seem as if he’s put all the pieces together: she is not only a fellow doctor in the hospital (although hired by Dr. Kim) she is also the granddaughter of one of his “mistake” patients. Does he also not know that Hong used to be Seo Woo’s teacher? Ya know, that teacher who quit amidst a scandal? I don’t understand if the writer is purposely making Dr. Jin Jr. out to be clueless OR if we’re supposed to think he’s so busy that he has no time to think about things he considers unimportant (like his own daughter).
Having In Joo return initially filled me with dread, would she cause major problems between our OTP? I was impatient with the writers but (thankfully) I was wrong. It appears she’s not only matured but accepted that Hong is very much in love with Hye Jung. I’m delighted our OTP has someone strongly in their corner because they’ll most likely need the support. I find this In Joo to be charming so I’m happy she’s back! It’s hilarious that she and our pervy Uncle Jang have moved themselves in to Yoon Do’s house and don’t appear to be moving out anytime soon. LOL!
The creepy husband was immediately on my radar when he said his wife “fell down the stairs” at work. I’ve probably watched too many CSI episodes but that phrase seems to be code for abusive relationship. (LOL) So 4 minutes into episode 11, I didn’t believe one single word he said and was surprised ANY of the hospital staff did. I’ve always been under the impression that hospital staff are trained to be suspicious but the way the girls were mooning over this guy made me believe they need to attend training classes on what to look for in abuse situations. Okay, that sounded harsh but I don’t like them all being made out to be idiots. I know that hospital workers are human beings but I prefer them to be SMART human beings. *heehee*
I was also happy & relieved when Kang Soo and his nurse buddy finally stepped up to the plate and admitted to Dr. Kim they were the ones who wrecked that car. I don’t think it would have made much difference, any punishment would have fallen on Hye Jung anyway. But it very much improved my personal opinion of these two! Maybe that’s part of my problem, I want to like all of these people and so far, I just don’t. For me (again), all the side residents and nurses are filler to make us laugh and it still doesn’t work for me – I still fast-forward through the majority of those scenes. My hopes that the “Boss” character would return were dashed too. *sniff* Maybe we’ll see him again later? *crossesfingers*
The scene with Director Hong and his son and the Jin doctors was confusing to me but I eventually understood Dr. Jin St. was just pretending they should all “get along”. It also seems odd to me that Hong doesn’t know these people very well – wasn’t Dr. Jin Sr. his fathers best friend for over 30 years? Did they never socialize or did Director Hong truly never introduce his son to the Jin family? Hong’s reaction made it almost seem as if this was the first time they had met! If their families are “tied” (as Dr. Jin Jr. said), why did it seem as if this was the first time the sons were meeting?
Seo Woo continues to be one of the weakest characters, she just doesn’t have a strong story-line, which is a shame. The conversation between her and Hye Jung seemed pointless, although I like Hye Jung sticking up for herself. The thing is, Seo Woo isn’t only taking out her anger on Hye Jung, she’s also been blasting Yoon Do. So no matter how misguided and unjustified her anger, she’s not picking on one over the other. I do like that she suddenly questioned her own behavior but I really wish the writer would spend more time peeling back her layers. I want to know more about her, she can’t be just about men and jealousy, right? I’ll try to be more patient. (LOL)
And I like Young Gook calling her out on her petty behavior but then he explained it away by saying it’s because she’s a woman? UGH. I wanted Seo Woo to end up with Young Gook (since he seems to adore her) but with his openly sexist remark, I’m re-thinking that. I realize this is most likely a cultural thing but I can’t abide by any guy who would explain away jealous, petty behavior as just “being a woman”. I know millions of women who would never act this way! Of course, it’s a drama so I’ll try to overlook it. *heh*
Again, I LOVE how open and honest Hye Jung is and found myself laughing at Hong’s reaction to her speech in his office. He seemed not only taken aback by her mature thinking but also floored that she so level-headed. Are we sure this girl has never had a relationship before? Because she nailed it! I’m now positive this character is my absolute favorite, out of all the characters Park Shin Hye has played. I love strong, intelligent, opinionated women who are firm in their beliefs but who are also warm and kind, willing to admit mistakes and learn from them. She’s an amazing character, huge kudos to the writer for making such a lovely, strong female lead.
I’ll admit I was 100% wrong that someone from the bad-guy side would try to kill Director Hong but I was right about him being killed off. *sigh* It never fails that my favorite side characters are done away with, I think Kdrama writers hate me. (LMAO) The parallel between Hye Jung laying her head on Grandma before she died with Hong laying his head on Director Hong broke my heart. Our OTP are now alone since the most important person in their lives has been taken from them. At this point I was praying it would bring them closer.
I couldn’t believe Dr. Jin Sr. searched Director Hong’s office. And why wear white gloves if he was jut going to admit he did it? *snort* Did he confront Director Hong on purpose, knowing he might have a heart-attack and if so, isn’t that manslaughter? I only thought of these things later when the tears stopped. The scene of Hong trying desperately to save his father broke me, the tears wouldn’t stop for quite a while. The father/son relationship in this drama has been one of the best portrayed I’ve ever seen and I’m going to miss it. Very much. I also liked Hong consoling himself and imagine this is exactly what Hye Jung does too. Both are used to dealing with pain and loss on their own.
Yoon Do is turning out to be one of my favorite funny characters, which I didn’t see coming at all. I adore him and I love that he’s giving Hye Jung advice about men. LMAO, who saw that coming? I couldn’t believe Seo Woo’s mother went to Yoon Do’s office to harass him about her daughter. But I do love that he continues to stand his ground and isn’t being swayed. If he is eventually forced to marry her, she’s not going to be happy. And what on earth would make this woman believe that forcing her daughter into a loveless marriage is the right thing to do? I honestly don’t understand these story lines but again, it could just be a cultural thing that I don’t understand.
In Joo turned out to be a much better person than I gave her credit for, it was so nice to see her and Hye Jung getting along. Again, if you’re a regular reader, you know how much I hate the way females are pitted against one another in dramas, it’s infuriating. I know there for a while that being a “mean girl” was supposedly a “cool” thing but for me? I think the world could use more women being kind to each other so I always love it when women show they can get along. I also love that the majority of the staff are getting along but I wish Seo Woo was part of the group. Maybe she will be later on, I’m going to continue to hope for that and be patient. I do think we will eventually see more sides of Seo Woo.
The way Hong figured out how to get through to the female patient was tension filled but brilliant. To find out this stalker basically registered their marriage without the female patients knowledge scared the hell outta me, is that even possible? That hospital is seriously a dangerous place to be but thank goodness they have a thug on staff who knows how to kick arse. (LOL) I’m now wondering if we’re going to see one important case each week with (maybe) a different guest star each week? Oh, and did anyone notice the nurse at the main station who seems to have a blushing problem? Her cheeks turn vivid pink when she gets embarrassed and this reminds me of an episode of Grey’s Anatomy. I don’t remember how they fixed it for her but they did.
My heart started fluttering the moment our OTP stepped into Hong’s home. *kekeke* I LOVE this very adult relationship, I love the way both are able to say exactly what they’re thinking and feeling with no games! I love that nervous feeling when you realize you’re standing thisclose to someone you like and our leads nailed that feeling. I love that SHE was the first one to reach out and touch him. I loved the look in his eyes. And OMO, THAT KISS! *gasp* My feet didn’t touch the ground for several hours. (LOL) Yes, I replayed it over and over and over…does that make me a perv? Don’t know, don’t care. *heh*
I giggled like a little girl during that backhug and am still giggling, a day later. OMG, these two are SO CUTE! I love that Hye Jung is the one making all the moves. This week was so good! My fear now is we’ll get maybe one more episode of our OTP being adorably close and then BAM, major problems will start. It’s okay though, I feel ready for anything that comes.
See you next week!
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