Just a few random thoughts before I rant about our characters today…
-What is Gook Doo’s mom’s role in this show aside from discussing books, and arguing with Bong Soon’s mom?
-I find it odd, that Secretary Kim didn’t know that it’s one of Min Hyuk’s brothers that has been stalking/blackmailing/assaulting him. I wonder if Bong Soon felt that way too?
-Bong Soon has a similarity with Min Hyuk when it comes to their gaming world. Min Hyuk would greet his robots as his kids, and Bong Soon would salute the main character of the game.
Gook Doo shrugs off Bong Soon’s strength and didn’t realize it until later after the interrogation. Bummer. I kind of want a flashback of episode 1, where all the kids were cheering for her, and all the thugs were accusing her. Then again, if he did put the pieces together now, is he going to send her to jail for assault? He does come to realize that he likes Bong Soon. But, I’m still not convinced. When is he going to start making a move? He’s really not a second lead after Bong Soon’s heart. Sure he saved her from the gangster, but it’s not like she’s in real trouble to begin with.
I don’t know why Mom had a sudden change in attitude when dealing with Bong Soon after the kidnapper got away again in her watch, though not technically her responsibility. I think mom wants her to catch the culprit for instant fame. I look and feel the same as dad, and Bong Gi. But, it is nice to see that Mom can be tender towards her too, when necessary. BUT……they had to ruin that image and turned her into an abusive wife. I did not like that at all. I get that they’re trying to convey her toughness without her strength, but I think it went a little bit overboard when Bong Soon’s dad was given a black eye and forced to stay in the shop and bake. All the guy ever did was talk to Gook Doo’s mom. This was not okay for me at all.
Creepy kidnapper is now observing Bong Soon, she could be a future target, since we still have 3 more brides to go. He’s pretty smart bugging the police department. I’m really curious now as to what his story is. Is it just me, or the kidnapper resembles Gook Doo just a little bit? I know it’s NOT Gook Doo, but my head just went off imagining possible plot lines for this. What if they’re related, the unwanted, unknown half-brother? What if he wanted revenge, and just got an inspiration from the play?
Bong Soon is finally able to control her strength. I think this should’ve been done sooner though, but it makes sense because Bong Soon really didn’t know when to use her powers, and didn’t really resolve into using it for good until she met Min Hyuk, and the crimes in her neighborhood happened. Since that’s out of the way, she can sort out her feelings too. She’s already done that by her actions to both Min Hyuk and Gook Doo. She just needs to realize it.
If episode 7 was about Bong Soon and her dynamics with those around her, episode 8 is about Min Hyuk There are lot of things that makes Min Hyuk different from the rest of the CEO chaebols in kdramaland. He’s the one that left home, yet the doors are still open for him to come back at anytime, compared to others that have been forced out of the company, and family. Okay, his brother threatened him, but there never was actual intention to hurt him, or kill him. I don’t see him as a stuck up trying to conform into the “heirs” world, having flashy cars, this guy freaking goes around in his hoverboard, and takes the bus. He doesn’t even bother competing against his brothers or work so hard to convince them that he’s the rightful heir to their father’s company. He’s earned some respect to where he does have a say when it comes to his private life, and he doesn’t need to convince anyone, because well – it’s his life.
It’s always nice to see a contrast of how different Mn Hyuk’s “cold” household is compared to Bong Soon’s warm family.
Hyuk has been putting ALL the stops in giving Bong Soon signals that he likes her. He’s not afraid to show her his feelings, especially now it’s been established that he’s straight as an arrow. He has more reason to do so too since he needs to confess, propose, and marry her before the next board meeting. I like that he’s not pressuring her and just taking one step at a time and let her come to him. There’s no doubt that he liked Bong Soon from the beginning, but it means so much more that he let Bong Soon into a deeper part of his life, and introducing her to his mom. He really just got everything out of the way at this point. Bong Soon’s family and best friend approves of him, his dad approves of her. They just need to get creepy guy out the way and I can see a wedding.
I can’t wait for him to finally put the pieces together that the girl in his closet, the reason he stopped dating all of a sudden, the reason that no other can come close to that girl, that girl is Bong Soon. I must admit though that I don’t find Min Hyuk’s pain from being hurt by Bong Soon funny anymore. I’m now starting to feel bad for him. That this is what he signed up for- for the rest of his life.
I leave you with my favorite scenes from this episode.