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How does this drama get better and better? I don't know, but my level of obsession with it has reached the level of obsession Sun Joon has with Yoon Hee (seriously, do none of the other students notice/comment on his degree of fixation on his male roommate? I mean, I've seen drama heroes who knew the other party was a girl and were openly courting her, be less obsessed).

I was glad it wasn't In Soo and his flunkies who injured Sun Joon but Sorons who were pissed at him for his particular stands. It makes it more complicated and also didn't seem to fit In Soo's modus operandi - the guy is too arrogant and wants to beat SJ on his merits, not by crippling him out of archery competition.

Nice to see that even the nasty Minister of War has some warmth in him (towards his hilarious daughter). I continue to be really bored by Yong Ha (is that his name? Song Joong Ki's character), but I bet I am the only one - seriously, if he was written out, I wouldn't even notice.

I loved Yoon Hee standing up to Prof What's-his-Name and demanding her right to stay at Sungkyunhwan.

This was also the first ep I genuinely fell for Jae Shin. The scene near the end when he does the archery positions with Yoon Hee in the rain and grins - oh my heaven, I was this close to swooning.

But, as always, for me this was all about Yoon Hee and Sun Joon and their interactions and just...guuuuuuuh. That whole confrontation over the archery tournament (am I sick, I kinda love it when they fight?) and then his telling her he will get five arrows bullseye even though he can only use his left hand now due to his injury (btw, I did archery in college and these medieval bows look pretty damn scary - much harder than the modern ones), and if he does, she has to pick the bow up again and not remain terrified of it for the rest of her life. And this is so Sun Joon - this frightening, total, single-minded intensity, the utter inability to give up no matter what and no matter what it costs him. I love that he basically practices like a mad person, at night, in the rain, whatever. I can see why he really doesn't have friends or even companions outside of Yoon Hee. I love him to death but he must be an uncomfortable person to be around - so uncompromising and driven as he is. The final scene with them in the rain asjdofjfdghfjygftkgmfcdk. And of course, all the bystanders (and the viewers) believe that is was Yoon Hee who finally talked him into stopping practicing, when he finally does, but then he walks off and the camera pans to show he did get his 5 arrows.

Anyway, I adore this drama insanely. Possibly because Sun Joon reminds me a bit, character-wise, of a younger version of General Song Tae Ha from Chuno, a.k.a. my biggest drama crush ever.

Date: 2010-09-16 08:25 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Glad to see how much you adore SJ. I don't get all the hate towards him, and his so called lack of acting/character. I'm not even sure if people hate him because it was played by Yoochun, or simply hate the character itself.

Date: 2010-09-17 12:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
I really like his character - it's a character type I adore and dramas don't do often enough.

I think MY is doing a good job. I am rather shocked because his fellow DBSK member Yunho was so appalling in HTTG.

Date: 2010-09-16 10:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yunhalove.livejournal.com
Ugh, I adore this drama so much. I also have pretty much fallen for JS because of the last two episodes as well (especially in episode 6, his bizarre dedication to Yoonhee and his hiccups- guh). SJ holds a special place in my heart, though- he reminds me of those self-righteous loners back in school that everybody loved to hate (who'd remind the teacher that she forgot to give the class hw or that so and so were cheating, etc, etc).

Date: 2010-09-17 12:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
The hiccups were adorable. And he showed up for the match despite his wounds!

LOVE.

SJ reminds me of my husband.

Date: 2010-09-16 10:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rainy-coffee.livejournal.com
And for the first time with ep 5, I actually felt for Sun Joon. I must say I was not convinced with his character (and acting) til now...but well, I have changed my mind :) I am starting to really like him. His character is definitely becoming interesting. He's gaining some real depth.
But still, I prefer Yoon Hee (a great female character - I love her feminist talk to the prof). I think she's my fav character. But it can always change... there are so many characters with great potential in this show !
For now I can't really say anything about Yong Ha (I loved him in the first two ep) simply because he was nearly absent in the last 3-4 ep. But Jae Shin, I'm warming up to him ! He has a lot of charisma. And surprisingly so, I do like In Soo's character, I think there is more to him than his glares and smirks ;) I'm looking forward to see what's with him...(and his Cho-Seon) ! Well, even his sister is interesting.
Love everything in this drama. The story, the characters, the acting, the costumes...

Date: 2010-09-17 12:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Yoon Hee is wonderful, and I love her. It's either her or SJ for my favorite, so far.

I like In Soo too, and not just because he does it for me, hormone-wise. I just find him interesting and want to see what will happen to him.

Date: 2010-09-17 12:05 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I watched six episodes and I Am still waiting for the leads to move me. Sorry I like this serie but I am not in WOAH about the leads couple especially the male one. The lead female character is getting to "déja vu". She does not impress me like MGY did in POTIW. I mean if the PD tried to make her character more funny-like she tries to act like a boy and it brings some awkward and funny moments-, independent and not the-girl-with-a-flat-character-you-know-will-end-with-the-male-lead-so-she-is-suddendly-longing-for-him girl. She is strong and I like that but she does not grab me. The boys are outclassing her. About the boy I like some scenes here and there but he pales compard to the other male character. But I like that he is persistent-he worked very hard to improve his archery skills when he was hurt. For now the show stealers remain YAI/MJS and SJK/GYH.

Date: 2010-09-17 02:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seven-trees.livejournal.com
Friendless SJ is so freaking cute. If this were modern times, he would've been stuffed into a locker by now, but #$#@%$#%@#$@$!@%#^%$^$ so cute.

Date: 2010-09-17 02:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
I know, he'd have trash stuffed into his locker too. You just know it.

Date: 2010-09-17 02:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seven-trees.livejournal.com
He'd probably confront the bullies and admonish them for not recycling their trash. And THAT'S when he would get stuffed into a locker.

Date: 2010-09-17 02:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Ahahahahha. And then he'd find them later, demand they apologize, and get stuffed into a locker again.

Oh God, now I have a modern-highschool-AU in my head, in which Jae Shin hangs out with gangs and smokes.

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