Four episodes in and I have to say that I’m still very much enjoying this drama particularly because I really like all the characters and love watching them interact with one another.
While we’re clearly not supposed to root for Shi Ho to get her man back, I like that she has her own storyline separate from her relationship with Joon Hyung. We’re watching her and her family struggle to achieve her dreams and I’m looking forward to where this journey takes us. Will she improve and get on the national team? Or will she move on to a new life?
One thing I will say is that I find it hard to buy her age. I can buy everyone else being in their early 20s but she comes across as more mature, like someone in her late 20s.
Speaking of casting… I’d planned to ignore the fact that Lee Sung Kyung looks nothing like I envision a weightlifter but they’ve rendered that impossible by making weight a big part of her storyline. In what world is she overweight? I get that having a high muscle-to-fat ratio means one could appear lean at a heavy weight but this woman (despite several layers of clothing) doesn’t look like someone with a pound to lose (bellyfat or not). So while I enjoy her scenes with the doctor, I’m finding it difficult to suspend my disbelief. But I was glad that they gave her a weight that makes sense (~58kg) which could work at her height. It’s just a little confusing because they are kind of playing fast and loose with this plot.
Now that I’ve gotten that off my chest, how cute is our OTP? They are adorable and some of their scenes make me laugh like when she needed love advice for her “friend” and he asked which one because he knows them. That’s so realistic. LOL. He’s very annoying and you can see she wants to strangle him every time he bugs her but I squeal at how much he loves teasing her. How can I get mad at a man who enjoys himself this much in the company of his future girl?
It’s impossible. SQUEEEEEEEE!!
And while she wishes he’d leave her alone sometimes, I like that she asked him about his personality change. It shows that some of their memories stayed with her. And I like that she asked him if he fought for her and didn’t buy his terrible lies. I expect an element of denial but right now, Bok Joo is aware that she likes his hyung and is going for it in her own way. And while not quite ready to deal with his past, Joon Hyung isn’t in denial about what triggered his anxiety attacks. This gives me hope that they won’t be people who lie to each other and themselves about their feelings.
While Bok Joo can’t see where her relationship with Joon Hyung is obviously heading, Shi Ho can. And yes, it was very annoying to watch her insert herself into their cafeteria flirtations but I’m glad that the former couple got to make their current positions known. I wanted to strangle her when she barged into the men’s locker room and foisted her gift on her ex and I’m not a fan of how she’s going about getting him back but I appreciate her honesty.
The rest of the show is fun from the bromances to the sismances; watching the adorable coaches put everything on the line for their athletes; and now, Bok Joo potentially having to gain weight when she’s on a weight loss journey to spend time with her crush. Haha. I can’t help but fall in love with a show with a lot of heart.
All I want now is more depth for Bok Joo. Both Joon Hyung and Shi Ho are struggling in similar and different ways and I would also like to see what Bok Joo has to overcome (that’s unrelated to romance).
What up with Jae Yi and Bok Joo? Surely, that isn’t a date with your patient, Doctor-nim. I know you love classical music and this is probably her gift for losing weight but isn’t this crossing the line?
Next week promises tons of cuteness with Joon Hyung making Bok Joo his servant in exchange for hiding her true identity from his hyung. But of course, that’s just his way of spending more time with her. My favorite part of the preview is how mad he gets when he learns that she likes Jae Yi. Why does his agony amuse me so?