This Review Contains Spoilers in the Form of Fangirl Squees
I meant to have this done last night, but we had the biggest storm on record for the past 20 years and lost power until a few hours ago. Whew! So I’m a day behind in watching the second episode and writing up my review. So two episodes in and I am really loving this show. I noticed something today that I missed in my fangirling previously, our little ditty of a show is listed as a melodrama… if you’ve been around here for any length of time you might already know that I dearly dislike melodramas. I’ve got enough of that in my life so when I pick a drama I go for happy and bubbly and cute, if there’s a Noona Romance in the mix even better! So, this might end up being a bit of a difficult watch for me. But! I’ve committed to watch the whole thing and review as I can so wish me luck! Hwaighting!!!!
This episode picks up right where the last one left off with Young Ho saving our cutey-patutey Joo Eun from the rain as she had just discovered that her boyfriend of 15 years was cheating on her. No bueno! The first episode introduced a storm of faces and tid-bits of story. This one gave us a better idea of who each character is and then dumped a whole lot of meat into the story, plus some crazy twists! Since I’m really working hard not to turn this into a recap (they’re too hard to keep going!) I’m just going to gush about my feels.
Some of the questions about Young Ho are answered and yet we get loads more questions on top of that! I am liking his character more and more! He’s arrogant, but not over the top arrogant. Then in the same moment he’s sweet and then snarky. Plus he is a rebellious chaebol who turns up the ageyo for what I assume is his secretary or someone who works for the family business. This guy is awesome and witty and adorable, I’m looking forward to seeing more of his relationship with Young Ho. Seems our main lead was exiled to America, I think he’s got a bad boy history, but now with his most recent scandal he’s back on the radar of his family and the company and he’s in some serious trouble. I’m interested to see more information about what is all going on here.
Plus we find out that Woo Sik, the dirty rotten good for nothing, is actually a doctor and works for *drum roll* Young Ho family’s company. Pretty high up too! High up enough that he’s a confidant of someone who is worried about the return of the mysterious exiled heir to the throne. That was interesting! As if that connection wasn’t enough we learn that Woo Sik’s new gal Soo Jin was a besty of Joo Eun in college. But not only that back in the day Soo Jin was the chubby one! Now Soo Jin is Joo Eun’s new boss! Complicated! And! Joo Eun’s BFF from the first episode is part of the friend triangle with Soo Jin. Almost all the story lines have been intertwined somehow. It makes it a bit complex, but also extremely intriguing!
So far I am in love. The show has retained its floaty feel, despite some of the serious situations (Young Ho’s daddy appears and it seems they have some bad history), it keeps up with the sense that it isn’t taking things too seriously. We are presented with these crazy things, but for the moment, it is still airy. If it continues like this I think even I might enjoy a melodrama. What did I love? The OTP! We are already getting loads of skinship between these two! They have chemistry that is amazing! Young Ho just can’t help himself, every time she whispers a prayer that someone would save her he’s there and can’t stop himself from fulfilling her wish! And she bites the bullet and thanks him in the most snarky way possible. Their banter and fighting are the best. I am also really loving Henry’s character, he’s just about the cutest thing ever. Like a puppy, who feels meeting his Noona Joo Eun is destiny. Love him. The music is fabulous too! What am I not loving so much? Soo Jin. I know she’s the evil second lead, but her personality is like a wet towel. She gives this blank expression that looks like a doll and just sort of takes up space. I am keeping my fingers crossed that she starts to come alive a little more. She will be excessively painful to watch if she keeps going in this way.
Anyway folks, thus far the show gets two thumbs up from me and I am really looking forward to the next two episodes next week! Anyone else tuning in? What are your thoughts?