Jang-mi especially starts to realize that this thing is getting out of hand when it and her suddenly enthusiastic new mother-in-law start to take over her entire life. Time to panic. Ki-tae and Yeo-reum are spooning on the couch and awww , Little Spoon Ki-tae is smiling! Jang-mi shudders to see them snuggled up, and pokes the boys awake. Ki-tae shoves Yeo-reum to the floor and hugs himself in horror, but Yeo-reum only seems mildly surprised, thinking he was spooning with Jang-mi. We see that last night when Ki-tae saw them on the couch together, he had carried Jang-mi to his bed.
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See Contributor's Wall. Clips 3. Han Groo's Makeover: Marriage, N There have been very few moments where I felt like "Aha, there's his true feelings flashing through". I don't know if this is a failing of the actor, a failing of the show, or a deliberate choice by the show, but it's making me pretty frustrated.
I understand the other characters not knowing his true feelings, but the audience is just as in the dark. Maybe soon he'll have a complete breakdown and reveal he is truly an infamous serial killer!!! Muahahahaha Or you know, that he really loves JM or something Very well put.
I think jm sees her dad in kt since his parents are outspoken to one another while kt family is hiding within themselves from being diacover. I see yr as kt dad because he is all surface. While being harsh actually wants jangmi to come out for the better.
Each meeting the have had there hasn't been any true conversations. With kt and jm they talk more about their deeper roots. I can't handle her with Yeo-reum much longer, so that last scene basically made me go fsjfkwoeifueoisfs. I think i lost about 10 hair strands there. Its not like I don't like Yeo-rum as a character, yes he's a bit charming at times but i have a feeling that he's not just that into Jang-mi, its like what he said a few episodes back that he's intrigue as to why are those guys interested in her.
Its like he's just testing the waters with Jang-mi. On Jang-mi's part as well, i think she's not really in love with Yeo-rum, he's just a breath of fresh air and she's having fun but not really in love because when she's with him, its like she's not her total self unlike when she's with Ki-tae. She's probably attracted to lighthearted, superficial men because of her parent's incompatible relationship.
But what she hasn't fully realized yetis that a superficial relationship will ultimately end up being just as unstable and painful. YR might be fun and all but she is someone that tries to go deep into relationships to me. There is sth that confuses me: Why can't she say: "I'm in the throne room. Let me call you back.
Also: "I'm working now, and can't leave my post to go shopping with you. Meet on my day off or after work. Why put up with All those "Jang-miiaa"? Beause she is JangMi. Right now, she is so deperate to please people that she doesn't know how to reject them and her journey to eventually being able to do that will probably be one of the main highlights in this drama's plot.
I know right! I keep thinking they've forgotten that this is FAKE and that they want to end this marriage. I don't understand why she's trying to please his mom when she should be trying to break up the marriage and lose her approval by being disagreeable. Don't buy the thermal mattress and tell her that you can't go to acupuncture!
Tell her no kids! Get GiTae's mom mad! I just don't get her logic. So frustrated! Also, I don't mind YR at all, I actually feel bad for him because he's super sweet and Jang Mi keeps missing their dates and being a horrible girlfriend.
Yes the actor isn't great, but based on the plot, the poor guy is totally getting shafted by JangMi. JangMi - stop playing the 2 guys and figure out what you want! Because that's not who she is. She's a people pleaser. Of course for the sake of the comedy it's turned up to the next level, but there are actually people like that I know some of themso it's not like the whole idea of it is unbelievable.
And it's not like Jang Mi is doing anything inconsistent with what has been shown to be her character. I notice that you keep asking why don't the characters do this and why don't they do that The simple answer is because if they did, they would be different characters and this would be a different story.
And obviously one more to your liking. If a viewer is halfway through the show's run and they still can't reconcile themselves to Jang Mi being a pushover and Gi Tae being emotionally backward, then maybe it's just a case that this isn't the show for them. I think you are right about the "people pleaser" syndrome she has.
And she does not realize yet just how crazy it can drive people around you. Many years ago, in another life, I had a girl I was going with who was positively afraid of even saying what she liked or not - I never knew where she stood on anything, and it drove me crazy.
That lasted less than 7 weeks. KT's mom has decades of manipulating experience, Jang-Mi has close to zero. But I think that Jang Mi is learning fast, at least I hope so.
Thanks LollyPip! OMG SeAh is getting on my nerves. I was so surprised when I looked her up. She is Jenny from God's gift. Regardless, though she needs to lose the "I am gonna keep using the flashdrive card to get what I want. I am getting to the point that I fast forward through her scenes when she's wallowing in self pity. Sorry for this rant.
Other than that, I love this drama so much. I cannot believe it is so funny. And, evolving very well.
I can't wait for the evolution of that one cold open. Se ha hasn't had as much screen time but I'm not hating her character. If she was truthful and admitted that she was hurt it would be a different story. I would agree with you There isn't really any coming back from that, imo. I am loving this series the last scene broke my heart when she went to YR but I guess this is the first step she is taking and going with her heart. I just hope she realizes in the next episode that her heart is with GT as I cannot watch any more scenes with her and YR.
I dont know if they're fully in love or what, but they seriously care for each other that it's hurting me too haha.
Gi Tae made quite clear he quite liked her from a few eps back and Jang Mi also worries about him. But when Ki Tae was taken aback by her beauty and feeling bad for the situation, and Jang Mi cried when she heard Yeo Rum instead of Ki Tae say the words, it's quite a done deal. I'm not losing faith in Mum just yet. I dont know why but from the beginning i had this feeling - maybe she sees herself in Jang Mi that she wants to save Jang Mi from whatever hell the family has in store so that JM doesnt suffer like her.
Gaaaaah, Ki Tae saying he hates the beach but that's exactly what he does next episode when he chases after the bride and her runaway lover! In the beginning of the preview Hoon Dong is there too, but then we see Se Ah after that. Well, may not be quite the trip she wanted with Ki Tae, but it's something! Haha, I really hope she stops being manipulative and maybe she can just be a friend that makes KT realise that not telling your feelings for the sake of pride is no use.
Oh and if the episode is gonna be full of our leads playing the jealousy shenanigans, I'm soooo in. This is gonna be fun, cant wait till next week!!! I agree with you, diba. We may be misinterpreting her words and actions around and about GT and JM. Of all the characters, JM is the only one who tries to talk sense to her.
JM's biggest weakness is she wants to understand and please everyone. She sees KT Oma as sad and lonely and wants to help. While JM lets herself be pushed around, when it gets to shove, she rallies and pushes back.
I loved the interaction, for example, in front of KT's house between them. THAT's the best reason you can come up with? Not, that SA is a bright little thing whose company you enjoy? She IS pushing her out of the nest before JM has time to get hurt.
I would love just an episode with only Jang-mi and Ki-tae in it. Put them in a room, and give me an hour of honest conversation between these two. That would make me happy and less seething. I really like this show, but I'm at the point of beyond frustration.
We're halfway through now, and yet I feel no forward movement. Jang-mi and Ki-tae have not professed their feelings in fact, I have yet to see more recent signs from Jang-mi of her feelingshis mom has gotten worse sadly, and I agree that her character would be wasted if she continues down this typical mother-in-law pathsecond-lead guy remains uninteresting and ineffectual take him out, and I wouldn't even noticeand background characters have seemingly disappeared even resident bitch, Se-ah, had little screen time.
And I would've been fine with that ending scene if she hadn't just run off in the wedding dress. I get the drama of it, but it felt silly to me. I totally jinxed myself when I said it couldn't lose steam.
I'm feeling it, but I'm still hopeful that this second half will gear up and charge forward. The drama's funny as hell, and i'm loving the whole plot but really, i'm hoping for progress.
Plus, tbh if i'm in jang mi's shoes right now, i'll prolly not fall for Gi tae at all. That last scene was so painful to watch. I thought it was interesting to note than Jang Mi was doing fine in the wedding dress shop until she called Ki Tae to come help and got Se-ah instead, going on about waiting for him to wash up and whatnot. I think that played a big role in that big question she asked "who am I doing this for? Then she runs out and there he is and she's "standing in front of the guy" and she realizes she desperately wants HIM to do or say something to make her feel better and they're having their moment.
And the mom duo I'm angry with JM's mom too come in and she just wants to get out of there. Then YR is there to be her escape and do more of the grand romantic gestures she wants from her love in theory but in reality it's not him she wants it from.
I really can't wait for next episode. Great input. I thought those two scenes were important to jang mi breaking apart and jus running off in the opposite direction. I like that when kt tells her to stand up she listens to his suggestions instead of always pleasing people. I can totally see why she ran in that direction. Gi Tae - argggh he didn't grab her!
The fact Se-Ah can still come and go as she pleases, and climb onto his car YR - while his ever present smile is somewhat sickening, I can't say I immensely dislike him either. Lollypip ur right about the whole self-respect thing! She has no self-respect and her parents don't help I mean really!!!!!
I hope she gets what's coming her way! I don't know why I keep searching for the next episode when I know it isn't on for a couple more days I am guessing this is not realistic employee behaviour Her boss has pretty much given up on her since she's going to quit to marry a doctor anyway. HD has come for his car so we know he might do a little cockblocking for KT even though crazy cakes Se Ah is still here.
Jang Mi's mom is such an easily swayed character that even though she really should wash her hands of these peopleshe can easily be convinced to keep the wedding on. It looks like Jang Mi is a little jealous from the way she watches Ki Tae and Se Ah interact and then urges Yeo Reum to do romantic stuff with her, too. And even though it looks like Jang Mi and Yeo Reum might kiss again, it kinda looks likes she's hesitating so she might pull away or they get interrupted. I think the writer likes Yeo Reum too much because Ki Tae and Jang Mi have really not had enough cute moments yet this smiling asshole gets a scene with her literally every episode.
I am expecting JM to pull away or at least for it to happen and her realise there is no chemistry there. He would just be sitting on the sidelines helping JM with her happiness With him smiling and her glowering at him. Yeoreum and Hoondong are the two accounts that Kitae's account is following.
It kind of bothers me that Im Ye Jin plays the same type of mother in almost every drama.
I know there's a formula and this is Dramaland but I just want the mother in this drama to stand up for her child. There's no way I'd let someone do that to my daughter, in-laws or not. Socio-economic status be darned.
I agree. I can see how Jang Mi might get railroaded into it for a while, but I thought it was really sad how KT's mom also walked over her mom. And even worse was how JM's mom just put up with it all - makes me wonder if JM got some of her characteristics from her mother. I can't believe I'm now once again stuck in an ongoing drama. The pain of waiting for another week. Aside from the hysterical banter and nice chemistry and all the nice things this drama has to offer, I think I got sucked into it more than I originally planned to because I can somehow relate to Jang Mi for wanting to please everyone but herself.
I don't know if it's just me being a smarty ass-wannabe but as an only child, I share that as well. There's this belief in between us the only child ren that we are somehow expected to be spoiled and self centered all the time. To break the stereotype I try my hardest not to think of my needs and my wishes before I fulfill all of my friends' and my families'.
It's simple logic, for me, you know. Which usually, ends up in my getting hurt all by myself as well while none of the others really know how I felt the entire time I was pleasing them.
But still, I would like for Jang-Mi to let herself grow into the woman that she is meant to become in the next remaining episodes.
And Ki-Tae, oh, Ki-Tae. Do I have a bone to pick on you. You clearly love that girl and you know you do. If he's still acting dumb and pretend like he has no hard feelings in letting Jang-Mi slip away from his hands, then we will seriously have a problem to discuss next week, dude. Break my back and go out of my way to make things perfect for my mother, or other people You can see so many different emotions flash through GT's face during the last scene.
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JM only wanted to hear, "You look pretty" from her love, but his eyes said so much more than that! If only he had voiced it out. Alas, that's why the writers write and we watch avidly. Can't wait to see what they have in store for us next week! Thanks for the awesome recap as always, LollyPip. I kept refreshing this page after watching ep. Has a drama ever been so good and so infuriating at teh same time? I still love this show, but I'm beginning to get a little frustrated with Jang-mi. It's just that she's affixed her attentions to a new almost as unworthy, imo target.
People are split on whether they like Yeo-reum, but I think we can all agree whether good or bad, she basically likes him because he's cute and he said he likes her.
Whereas the one she connects with, tells her secrets to, makes herself vulnerable for, is actually Gi-tae. You hit it right on the nose when you said that what she needs is to start respecting herself. Not in relation to Gi-tae, but with his mom, with Yeo-reum, with everyone else. What she doesn't understand is a life lesson we all have to learn at some point - that being too nice will get you walked all over, and that you have to love and respect yourself if you want others to love and respect you.
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Even though it crushed both my and Gi-tae's heart. This week left me so frustrated. I feel like the whole time, all Gi Tae does is let Yeo Reum snake his hero moments!
First with the hug when Jang Mi was locked in his office, and then at the end of this episode when all she wanted to hear was that she was pretty!! When she ran to Han Yeo Reum, I seethed so much. I agree with some of the other people who have pointed out that it was after she talked to Se Ah that she got fed up and it wasn't until Se Ah came and stood next to Ki Tae that she ran into Yeo Reum's well, Hoon Dong's car so it's most likely jealousy on top of the stress from KT's mom that drove her to him.
Sink to the bottom of the ocean and get eaten by a cracken. Ki Tae's twitter account ated with some selca's of our OTP at the beach so I'm looking forward to some hilarity as well as Se Ah taking the hint that he doesn't care about her since he refused to go to the beach until that was where Jang Mi was She seemed jealous in the preview, telling Yeo Reum to "do romantic stuff like them" which seemed to be like showing off that they were just as lovey dovey to piss of Ki Tae.
If so, I'm totally on board for the next episode!
Remember how in ep. I guess they thought it would be a cute PR thing to have the account be real so all the pics are up there. There are 3 pics from ep. I'm pretty sure only Ki Tae has one, though it would be adorable if they made one for all the characters and did little conversations to give us hints for the new episodes or stuff like that.
Hands down, my favorite show right now. I had high hopes for the Crazy Mom - JangMi line to flesh out, but also had a tough time empathizing with CM this episode.
Come on weekend! My goodness! I have been waiting for this recap so I can put my two cents in! Am I the only one who is pissed off at the kdrama world right now? First tout lovers Those darn ex girlfriends!!! They are just so weird Now she wants to shoe her true feelings?
If I met someone like her Crazy witch!! That mom You wonder why your son does not respect you! I'm right there with you about Dramaland this week. I've also had it up to here with our exes in most of the Dramas I'm watching simulcast glad Joseon Gunman doesn't have this situation because I just know Se Ra in Fated is about to throw some unhappy at the leads in that.
But, I digress. I'm hopeful that this coming week the writers step up the cute couple time for our main pair! Forced trip to the gyno shoulda been a deal breaker.
Demanding she quit her job shoulda been deal breaker 2. I think my favorite part of this episode was the silent conversation JM and GT were having at the dinner table with the family. The facial expressions are priceless. Does anyone else think that GT and JM are going to find what they need in a parental figure in each other's parents and not their own? Unfortunately, Ki Tae doesn't want to admit to her yet so he instead talks down to her or yells at her whereas, Yeo Reum seems romantic and more attentive to her which is the opposite of Ki Tae.
Then Ki Tae and Se-Ah showed up together at the wedding dress shop afterwards, so what is the poor girl going to think? Her dream was to have the person she love tell her she was pretty in her wedding dress, but he drags his former girlfriend with him there.
Even I would run away from him. Hopely, Ki Tae fesses up and stop making Jang Mi go nuts with his pushy mom. Even though his family may be rich, they are definitely not all that great a family to marry into.
I think Ki Tae's mom is spooky. It was so weird that jang mi wasn't smiling or giggly when she was reminded of the kiss when talking to kt like she was with hyun hee. It seem like she was either saving herself or his feelings which gave me hope throughput the episode.
The scene of them scheming and plotting to stop kt mom in front of yr because she totally forgets yr when she is enjoying her time with kt. I wanted more scenes of them alone but now yr seems to be in every shot. His actions aren't always right but he seems to be turning the tide. Once he stops using her for his own gain will she realize that he truly cares for her. With the previews from recent episodes they always trick or turn the situation like the we starting our love today which turn out to be a joke.
I hope theses previews are the same. Congratulations, show: you've entered crack status for me. It's been a while. Why is it not Friday yet!? Hurts so good Also, Jang Mi is adorable. First time I've seen Han Groo in anything, and I totally have a drama crush going. The problem with Jang Mi is that she is such a people pleaser. She knows she's in a fake relationship and she has free reign on making herself look bad in front of the in-laws but she just can't do it.
I keep waiting for more backstory about KT's house situation and why he wants to be alone so badly.
I think when he shares that with JM it will be a turning point in their relationship. I also miss their banter about relationships and if being alone or with someone is better. The way YR said that JM had fallen for the story about being abandoned by his mother made him look so bad. He seems willing to use whoever he needs at the moment.
JM looks too adoringly at him right now for me to see how they are going to switch it over to KT quickly and that makes me sad. See, I saw that as YR defaulting back to 'keep it light' in order to avoid being hurt. Remember his line from before about how if he's serious, people tell him he's being too heavy.
For me, this scene reinforced how much he and Jang Mi are alike, in that they shape themselves to be what other people expect.
Both of them learned this as a survival trait - it's just that YR is better at it because he grew up without parents, unlike Jang Mi's loving - if incompetent - family.
Some thoughts on the last 2 episodes: - I know it's pretty standard in kdrama land but i wish that the drama didn't have KT drive quite so recklessly in episode 7 on his way to rescue JM.
In the end it's not too big of a deal, but the scene would have resonated with me more had he just been speeding and was shown to be frustrated and impatient when hitting red lights I mean her life wasn't in any actual danger. Made it too dramatic imo, what with their choice in music and having the table along with the soup topple over under JM's weight as she searched for her phone.
That might have been true to some extent, but she was probably more confused and upset that while she's having to go through all of what she's been going through, he's doing god knows what with a person that has a lot to do with why they're doing all of the fake relationship stuff in the first place.
All this probably had a lot to do with why she wondered "why, and for whom, am i standing here" and then ran off. I think some people have a problem with how they had her just run off in the dress, but really, she finally cracked and just wanted out then and there without having to say anything or explain herself or deal with any more of KT's mom's shit. I guess KT and her could have driven away together, leaving everybody else behind, but this just wouldn't have made any sense for JM's character at this point.
Though maybe that's what would have happened if YR hadn't been there. She's maybe wondering what the hell she's been thinking, to have let their fake marriage progress to this point I hope she still thinks that the relationship was fake from the start and that his feelings have developed along the way and are one sided Either way she's a crappy mom, but at least in this situation she wouldn't be trying to break up a real relationship between her son and a girl that actually loves him.
She really is being unbearably terrible to JM, and I did enjoy the unlikely family situation of sorts that the 3 main characters had going on in parts of these episodes. I agree with you on the car crying scene. I think everything just hit her at once, and being told she was pretty was just the final trigger.
Spot on analysis of Jang-mi at the end here. She needs to stand up for herself! She deserves to take care of herself, and have others take care of her. She was misled to think that KT was with SeAh. I think that was the breaking point for her, for why she chose to go with YR. She should've have listened to gt when he asked her if yr asked to officially date. If a guy wants you, the first thing he wants to do is take you off the market.
So what if he said he likes you and kissed you already. That's why even though the show has them dating it feels like they're just close friends hanging out. Yr is too smiley and too into keeping things light. I also don't get why he even dating jm. If he was perceptive enough to know that gt was sincere but jm wasn't, then by now he must know they're both sincere with each other.
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That more than likely, gt and jm feelings are mutual just that jm doesn't realized her true feelings yet. Come on, whenever the three of them are in s room, he's suddenly the odd man out when ft and jm. Unless he doesn't want to admit that there can be a woman to slip out his grasp since he grabs so much attention wherever he goes. And jm mom at the bridal shop pissed me off. How can she just agree with gt's mom like that? How can she not defend and support her daughter? Must she watch say yes to the dress to see how it's done?
Unless he don't want to admit there can be a woman who's not really interested in him because he grabs people's attention wherever he goes. And jm mom pissed me off at the bridal shop. How can she just go along and agree with gt mom in tearing down her own daughter? How can she not defend and support jm? Does she need to watch and study say yes to the dress to see how it's done? I can't stand YR like seriously.
I'm not exactly sure if its the actor or his character since I hated his appearance on RM too. I really wish KT could stand up to his mom like "hey, are you happy now that my bride ran away with another guy?
All the craziness you've been shoving down her throat serves no purpose but drown and break her down into a woman unwilling to marry your son. Isn't her a living example? I don't get it sometimes, do mother-in-laws in KDrama always do this? Mistreated and knowing how awful it felt but still continuing the cycle and inflicting the things they hated on someone else?
I just want my OTP. So many feelings over the ending, I just can't say anymore. I am just gonna add I am freakin' dying. I can't with the second leads anymore. But damn it, I hate them for cockblocking OTP.
I still freakin' love the show. Han Groo and Yeon Woo Jin are amazing as usual and that damn chemistry of them. Thank you for the recap. Jang Min needs to sit down and think about what she wants to do and her own future. Seems to me she is reacting to all kinds of situation and trying to please everyone. A period away from KT and YR may be good.
For some reason, I am not convinced about YR as a character. KT, step out of your comfort zone and grab the nice and real Jang Min before she gets away. Looking forward to the next episode. Hopefully a respite from the MIL. KT's mom sure is a layered and deep character but I think she is taking away from all other side characters, they have been left in the shadows. JM's parents have somewhat strong standing but even they are out shadowed by one woman.
Even SA has been sort of left behind. I enjoy watching JM's and KT mother's interaction but it bothers me that it's taking the whole time in every single episode.
I seriously dislike YR and that stupid smile on his face.
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He still feel sketchy and suspicious. It's hard to understand what he is thinking and that makes him so flat and boring. Him being abandoned by his mother, that has been mentioned like two times only, KT's mom is taking YR's screen time too. And instead of doing anything meaningful so we could understand YR better the screenwriter makes him cook pasta in every single episode, seriously. I kind of understand why JM went to YR though. All through out this episode KT just go with the flow while JM carries all the burden of the fake relationship.
KT did nothing to help solve the problem he shared with JM. Then YR offers an escape that of course JM would take. She's fed up with the situation that she needed a break. I hope KT realizes what position he has left JM in to and face the problem head on, hopefully with his true self and feelings to JM. Thanks for the recap. Your thoughts have made me see some of the events differently.
I actually didn't think she wanted to hear "You are pretty" from KT at all. I thought she was still too blinded by KT's pretty to want that type of attention from KT. What has made me happy happy watching this is the symbolism they are using to show deeper feelings of the characters.
It was there for the humor, of course, but also to show how much of a burden she is willing to carry for KT, and how far a journey that will end up being. It was KT's Mom's evil plan that made her spill it. YR was the one who noted it's value before KT did, and who unbeknownst to him, helped salvage that sacrifice and maintain its value for the OTP.
When KT shows regret about the fake marriage, it is after looking at the pot that JM's mother provided to him when he needed comfort. I also like him dragging JM up the hill on the back of the bike. Now that she is important to him, JM has become a burden. One that he is more than willing to carry, even though it is up a very steep incline. When he put her hands around his waist, he was saying, "Hold on, babe. It's going to be easier if you are with me on this. He isn't ready yet to complete the job.
At least, not yet. KT needs to do some serious thinking and planning to outsmart his mother if he wants to keep JM nearby. So far, he hasn't made any committment to the relationship. He didn't need to since it was fake. Now that it's real for him, he has to try harder to get up that hill! Oh, well said!
Especially the bike ride - he wants the girl, but doesn't want the hard work of relationship-building yet. It's kind of creepy how when Ki Tae is thwarted, he sort of turns into his mother, choosing manipulation over words - but in that bike ride, it works as a metaphor for how exhausting that sort of behavior is, and how it creates an even heavier burden. And that it takes two people 'peddling' to make a relationship move forward during difficult times. I just thought the bike scene was hilarious, but now that you point out the metaphor I love it even more.
Also, did you notice the wilting rose by JM's bed after the parent meeting when KT called her out to meet him? I think that shows a tad bit about her feelings about their fake relationship, but it could also be a metaphor for herself in their fake relationship and she's slowly wilting as it progresses without proper attention.
Wouldn't it be beautiful to see Jang Mi get the 'will never ever leave you' relationship she's always wanted? And in this one, they'd live paycheck to paycheck for the rest of their lives, but they'd have staggeringly beautiful offspring. Of course, in that ending, Ki Tae would wind up alone, realizing too late that he really just wanted somebody trustworthy to share his life with.
See, THIS is what i want too. For once for the second lead to get the girl, become a famous and rich chef thanks to the support of his loving girlfriend and for the main lead to realise that "psychological abuse and cowardly behavior " does NOT get you the girl and live with the regret of it. Go girl! I must be the only one who doesn't mind how long it is taking our main couple to get together - I like watching two good but flawed characters realize their feelings and grow as people.
I want KT to have to do some work to win JM - after all she's been through, it natural for her to retreat to someone like YR who seems to offer uncomplicated affection and support. And a little more increasing sexual tension along the way is all to the good. I'm more worried that if they declare their feelings too soon, we'll be right back in conventional rom-com land, trying to fill episodes with gimmicky obstacles to the path of true love.
I like the pacing too. Just kinda wish I hadn't started watching the show while it's airing. Can't believe I'm waiting for my next MND fix. I found myself getting so angry with Ki Tae's Mom and the other manipulative woman in Ki Tae's life that I really want Jang Mi far from that family forever. But of course the plot won't allow for that. I so wish it did, though. What a wuss this guy is! Heck, what shrews some of the women in this drama are!
Now what looms ahead for us: redemption arc for Mom. So not looking forward to that. I guess the writers will have to do something to break up the attraction between our heroine and our second lead male WHICH is usual but also troubling for me. There has been some hint of attraction, yes, between the OTP but not enough to totally push aside the second lead.
So now We will now have to be concinved that Jang Mi was really beginning to deeply love Ki Tae all along. Which makes me roll my eyes because it feels as if the show would be bringing the OTP together simply to bring them together. I think it's too early to assume that the show is going to have some inorganic, sudden light-bulb moment for JM where she realizes that KT is who she really wants to be with Maybe it will do this, but there are still 8 episodes left and I think that they have plenty of time to execute everything more gradually now that KT is completely aware of how he feels for JM.
I mean, he showed her some interest, they had that whole Cinderella moment at the end of the charity auction She had that food friend idea because of KT's influence, but really, I think she was ready to jump head first into a relationship with him at that point I just see a very superficial relationship at this point that is more a result of JM's refusal to be alone than it is anything else.
If the show got me to think that it was something more than that, then yes, it would be very difficult for the show to have JM organically fall for KT. Also, while I wouldn't say that JM has really been falling in love with KT all along, she has, at very least, grown to see KT as a friend that she cares quite a bit about Her choice of men and her family-related fear of abandonment might be animated by conflict avoidance as much as it is about people pleasing. She simply doesn't want to live like her parents.
Dating superficial guys that keep the atmosphere light and only tell her what she wants to hear allows her to live under the illusion that she can have a relationship without conflict. The only reason she could endure the conflict of 'dating' KT was because, up until 'the kiss', she didn't feel emotionally vulnerable to him. She hasn't been able to get married because she can't be alone and jumps into relationship that can't last. He deals with conflict that hits too close to his heart, by running and game-playing.
Or by pretending that the problem doesn't exist. He just wants to be left alone to avoid conflict that close relationships bring. Because both are paralyzed by the prospect of relational difficulty, they're having a hard time moving toward each other. They both want to move closer, but neither one can take the first step.