I may be disappointed by Mary Stayed Out All Night
and its upcoming unnecessary angst which makes no sense (listen, drama - if an angst junkie is telling you that you are better off without it, you probably are). You strong suit, MSOAN, are scenes like this:
Not angst that is tacked on and nonsensical and storylines which focus attention away from the main OTP (let's face it, everyone else in this drama is as dull as paint and designed for the ff button). ( M&M cuteness in ep 9 to salve the annoyance )
I will see how this week's eps go, but my enthusiasm for MSOAN is waning - I am irritated with it right now. Let's see how I feel after the eps.
I may also be really annoyed at the demise of my secondary OTP in Secret Garden
. This scene made it look as if they were finally over:
Not to mention the latter admission by Oska of a start of a liking for Raim. My problem with SG is the opposite of my problem with MSOAN. With MSOAN, I wish for every character except the two leads to drown already. With SG, I like every character a lot. And, for whatever reason, I seem to be not just in the teeny tiny minority of Oska/Seul shippers but I even *gasp* actually find them more interesting than the main pairing (which I do like). Don't get me started on (a) everyone in this drama being in love with Raim - what is this, a reverse harem? and (b) taking that long to establish secondary OTP - 10 freaking eps - only to pour it down the drain. I've dropped a drama I liked very well before for screwing with my secondary OTP (Partner, I am looking at you), so SG - you are on notice. I am taking a couple of weeks hiatus from you, during which time you will either fix it or I will cool down enough to deal with it.
But you know which drama never ever disappointed me? Not even for a second? Gloria
. I know some of my flisties have been having problems with the direction it's headed to or the pace, but not me. Every second is still perfect to me. Just like with Chuno, this drama is my perfect drama and can do no wrong. I continue to love it and not have a single issue with it, even if we are 36 eps in, almost twice as much as SG and MSOAN combined. I am saving eps 33-36 to watch at a go with subs all at once but I did watch them raw and so very good. I wonder if it says something disturbing about me that I get really rabid about Dong Ah/Yoon Seo only when they are angsty and dysfunctional - that is why I was so obsessed with them in early eps but tapered off later - mind you, I still liked them a lot, but when they were cute and happy and normal, my interest dialed down a bit and I switched rabidness to JJ/KS. But now they are back to dysfunction and mondo angst and I am back to beyond obsessed. God, this almost-last scene in ep 36, killed me. Killed me dead.
He looks so young and vulnerable in that shot and my heart breaks for both of them. I am back on "DA/YS is my favorite OTP of the year" bandwagon.