After ep 2, it's official. I am in love!
If I had one niggle it's that I need more Woo Jin/Joomi (Ryu Jin/KSE) right NOW!!!! They have ridiculous chemistry and visually are just so appealing together. Their scenes turn me into jelly. Don't be stingy, drama! I like the main OTP just fine but I am obsessed
with WJ/JM. And if online fandom is any indicator, I am not the only one - in fact, they seem to be the OTP everyone is obsessed over, not the main one. (Tbh, I think it will be like Gloria with two OTPs, each of which will have enough screen-time to be viewed as main).
He is so repressed, it's insane.
And no wonder, that is one dysfunctional family - as far as I can tell, his father dumped his mother when WJ was a little boy (and Mom then died) to marry his mistress, but it's not as if he ever treated the mistress as a human being either. No wonder WJ is a repressed icicle who never wants to be in love. Also, I am kinda amazed at how someone can be so rigidly polite while somehow projecting a constant 'fuck you' at the same time (to his stepmom).
Anyway, issues and angst and all that, it doesn't matter because he has no chance against Hurricane Joomi. Yup, that's one smitten and determined girl.
Not that I blame her. RAWR!!!
Pretty much, she is exactly what he needs - she is spunky and cheerful and forthright and irrepresible but also nice. (She is my favorite chracter, can you tell?) Plus, she won over Emo Rich Potter Boy, explictly against source manga canon, and after that anything is child's play
Also, after years of drama-watching, I have a sixth sense for angst, and I can just tell their storyline will be the angsty one. I am not even referring to the 11-yr age difference or the fact that she is not from a 'suitable' family or the fact that he will have to have a crash course in emotions. Nope, the drama is making it pretty clear that Woo Jin's despised stepmom (who I actually like btw) is Joomi's birth mom - she walked out on Joomi and her older sis (the heroine) to marry Woo Jin's Dad. Ahh, kdramas - fakecest is like candy to you, isn't it? For once I actually hope I am wrong about my favorite trope (though I don't think I am) because I want this to be my fluffy safe darling.
Oh well, I shall distract self with height difference!( And promo cuteness! )