Fated to Love You
For a good portion of Episode 5, Gun continues to be an ass to Mi-young, due to his misunderstanding of her. He serves her divorce papers, which was found out by Daniel by chance, thus sealing Daniel’s role of Mi-young’s protector. I’ll get to my thoughts about Daniel later. Gun’s coldness to Mi-young isn’t going to last long, because despite himself, Mi-young’s well-meaning personality continues to warms him, and no one in their right mind would stay mad at her for long. I suppose by now we should all agree that Gun is kind-hearted despite his cold demeanor.
Gun actually experiences jealousy, no thanks to Daniel, though I’m quite sure Gun doesn’t even know what’s going through his mind. In a true Gun fashion, he turns up for the next prenatal course, and tells Mi-young their baby cannot be upset. At this point of time, the baby still comes first rather than Mi-young, but subconsciously Gun is also concerned about Mi-young. And it’s not just Mi-young, but also her mother, when she comes to Seoul for a friend’s wedding. Show never explicitly reveals who called Gun, so I’m guessing it’s Mi-young’s mother, and he threw such a party for his mother-in-law and her friends, which totally earns him cookie points with his mother-in-law. It is such gestures which make Gun actually endearing, and tells us he actually craves approval, despite his chaebol status. I also liked how Gun repeatedly call his mother-in-law “Mom” after she gives him the okay to call her Mom. It explains alot of longing on Gun’s part for maternal love, and the amount of hatred for his Dad for having an affair.
The highlight of this week’s episodes would very well be the prenatal course that Grandma signed up for Gun and Mi-young. I haven’t LOLed as much watching a drama until Show. The part where Gun had to massage Mi-young’s chest is ridiculously hilarious. I’m pretty sure Grandma has an idea what the course is like, which is why she signed them up. Way to go, Grandma!
I’m already dreading scenes with Gun’s stepmother and half-brother. They are characters I’d prefer not to be around, because while they’re supposed to serve up conflicts, they’re being your usual 2D (albeit not too harmful) villains at the moment. Taking up precious screentime which could be spent on the marriage hijinks, I’d say. I do like how Mi-young actually earns the approval from some of the clan elders, when Gun’s stepmother tried to paint her as a gold-digger.
Now about Daniel, I was rather taken aback at the hug at the end of Episode 6, because I thought he’d be considering her as his long lost sister? So why that need to make Gun jealous? I also find it strange that despite his acquaintance with Grandma, he has never met Gun before. These are issues I hope will get addressed, and also I hope he can confess to Mi-young that he’s not a priest. I think it’s rather naive of Mi-young to keep on believing that he’s a priest, because I thought it’s quite obvious he doesn’t even look like one.
Mi-young, despite being served divorce papers, continues to build a good rapport with Gun, until the mysterious message with the attachment of Gun’s contract with Doodoo Developments, was sent to her. I think it’s a no brainer that it is Yong who did it, which is my gripe about Korean dramas; somehow everyone knows of everyone’s handphone number, which makes storytelling more convenient than it should be. I hope Gun can find a way out of this, because Mi-young really trusted him in returning jobs to the islanders. I understand the contract is signed under a fit of anger on Gun’s part, so I really hope he can solve this issue, after seeing for himself how Mi-young really is.
Marriage Not Dating
Interestingly, this week’s romcoms introduces us to the parental issues our male leads have. We have fathers of both leads who’re cheaters, and both the mothers who suffered silently from their husbands’ infidelity. It also reflects on our male leads, though while Lee Gun has no qualms getting married, Gong Ki-tae is unusually adverse to the idea of marriage.
The show Ki-tae and Jang Mi has put up, continues to play, although Mrs Gong (lovely, lovely Kim Hae Sook) is rather convinced that it’s just an act between them. While she is the no-nonsense, perfectly strict and robotic (words from a lady acquaintance of Mrs Gong) kind of mother, she is not immune to the humility she has to endure from her cheating husband, and she has shown that she does care about Jang Mi, despite all her disapproval of this straight-shooting girl.
Jang Mi continues to be the forthright heroine that we all would love to see more in KDramaland. She acts on impulse, but she is not ill-mannered. She says what she thinks, yet she takes into consideration others’ feelings. The way Jang Mi is written is so realistic that I believe most of us would have no trouble identifying her among our friends. I love how she confesses to Yeo-reum without much consideration, though I think she thinks she likes him because she wants to get away from both Hoon Dong and Ki-tae.
We also get to know the reason behind why Ki-tae refuses to get married, and it’s no surprise Se Ah is entirely why. As Ki-tae tells Jang Mi, Se Ah is totally like his mother, sneaky in the highly intelligent way, perfectly robotic, like the Stepford Wives. It is no wonder he’d rather lead a quiet and single life, having no one to disturb him. Episode 6 also reveals Ki-tae having a special affection to the apartment where he lives in now, and it is both the reason why he broke off the engagement with Se Ah, and why he hardly allows people to enter his apartment. It is literally where home is where the heart is, for Ki-tae.
It’s amusing how the more Jang Mi wants to tell the elders the truth about her and Ki-tae, the more the both of them are sucked into the act, which is slowly turning into a real deal, at least on Ki-tae’s part. I’m pretty certain he likes her, but his pride is getting into his way of admitting it. It’s also amusing that it is Jang Mi’s moteki (Japanese slang for a period of time that one is suddenly very popular among the opposite gender) now, after being loyal in her love to the undeserving Hoon Dong, and despite her wishes, Hoon Dong is among one of the three guys who’re smitten by who she is. It’s not a situation I think I’d want to be in. *snickers*