This show continues in its trend of making us laugh at the wrong time. There Hwa Shin was, crying his eyes out at his brother’s funeral and there I was, rolling on the floor laughing. Why, Writer/Director, do you do us so? Why did you make him wail and cry out so comically? He’s mourning his brother, for goodness sake!
What’s with the slapping, though? Hwa Shin’s two sisters-in-law really had the gumption to slap the chef because he hid Ppal Gang from them. It’s unacceptable for them to slap their subordinates at work but even more ridiculous to go around slapping strangers.
Anyway, while I still ship Hwa Shin and Na Ri, I prefer Jung Won’s approach where he doesn’t act like a 12-year-old. He doesn’t hide anything from his friend and he pointedly tells Na Ri that he’s interested in her. Like, does she really think that he’s hanging out with her for his health? Lets her know that he’s been interested since Thailand. I much prefer him to the typical second lead who watches from the sidelines without expressing his feelings. I’m good as long as they don’t make him pushy or clingy. In fact, I want them to date!
The only problem is Hwa Shin whom Na Ri won’t get over. As much as I love her scenes with Jung Won (the gleam in his eye when he looks at her, that scene of her recreating her Home Shopping video, the way they talk and laugh together, omo, I just like them!) he and Na Ri just have a better connection. You can tell that these two get each other in a way no one else would. Like, they would never run out of things to say to each other. A very solid friendship/foundation can be built between them once Hwa Shin gets his head out of his ass. He’s simultaneously too proud and self-loathing. It’s an interesting mix.
I’m excited because they are finally out of the hospital. It was fun but an example of too much of a good thing. The family has finally been reunited and it’ll be interesting to see the black sheep Hwa Shin interact with a family who blames him for his brother’s death without realizing that he’d been forgiven.
More of Na Ri and Jung Won (yes!) and more of Hwa Shin pretending it doesn’t bother him. I’m really looking forward to seeing Na Ri back at work and following her journey towards becoming an anchor (if it eventually ends there).
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