This has been going on for WAY TOO LONG! I cannot hold off another reaction/recap post just because I didn’t want to vent my feelings out.
This cannot go on Kim Tan, and it mustn’t! Otherwise, the title WILL come true.
But you won’t be first on my hit list, oh nono~~ Someone took that place ages ago. And guess what? You aren’t number two either.
*Sigh* Alright, let me explain why I’m feeling this way…
Oh and if this post isn’t obvious already, there will be spoilers duhhhh lol
Regurgitating an entire episode isn’t really the thing that I do here, nor do I feel that I am talented enough to write in such a way which is as enjoyable as the beautiful ladies over at Dramabeans, so this post will probably seem more like a vented rant than ever (sorry in advance!)
Alright, there are a couple of things that I found absolutely frustrating in the episode. It may seem selfless and kind-of childish, but it is honestly how I felt about the situation at hand:
1. The way Tan just says “You can have her” to Young Do.
Once again, we are reminded that Eun Sang is just a bag of overflowing tears being tossed back and forth between both men who seem to be pooping out more money than she can ever imagine earning in a lifetime. Is it really up to you guys to decide her fate and life and what she should do for the rest of her life? Even Kim Tan acknowledges the fact that he’s ruined her life the moment he met her (though that statement alone was a bit rough around the edges, don’t you think?) Why oh why has it lead to this??!
2. There weren’t enough light and fluffy moments to tackle with the head-banging and heart-straining angsty moments in this episode, for everyone honestly.
And this the moment where we are absolutely grateful for the existence of side characters who bring light and rainbows into this otherwise angsty and dark ‘real-world’ of theirs. Thank you minor side-plots for distracting us, even if it was just a moment.
3. The way Kim Tan reacted the moment he saw Eun Sang again.
It was so heart-breaking to see him turn away, especially when we all knew that at that moment, no one would have wanted to hug her more than he did. I mean come on, even heart-broken Young Do got a chance…
4. Seeing Won being out-right concerned for his little brother when he honestly was able to do something – join up with Tan and go head -on with their father (who I seem to gradually doubt is their actual father…to be so hateful to your own flesh and blood, honestly!!!)
*Sigh* I guess they are leaving that for some extravagant finale or something later on (maybe the next episode…am I asking too much)
5. The state that Kim Tan is in for literally half the episode, with an oblivious Eun Sang who doesn’t pop out until the preview AT THE END!
We knew this was coming. Eventually, Tan would have had enough of his father’s control over him and his life and then, with that fragile heart of his, just break-down, literally. I understand that this turn of events was necessary; if it didn’t happen, then it would have been too unrealistic. However…half of an episode, really? There was nothing anyone else could do during that time…nothing? Is moping around, waiting for something to happen the only thing one can do?!
And on a side note, was it just me or was anyone else taken aback when Tan suddenly popped out of no-where with an entirely cut and bruised face when he was perfectly fine the night before? I mean editors, at least hint that he somehow got out at night, got smashed somewhere and then got home all covered with bad memories of the night before. I understand, this is all adding up to his ‘rebellion’ and ‘breakdown in both physical and emotional’ state but I seriously had to pause the episode to give me a second whilst I cracked up laughing out of shock because somehow his flawless face had changed from this:
Within a split second. Come on, I wasn’t the only one, was I? Or, did I not notice something when everyone else did?
6. The lack of plot happening in this episode…literally nothing happens. If you don’t believe me, watch the darn episode again and then think over your answer again.
We can look at this in two ways. One, with the way the story was going (and the excess amounts of flashbacks in this episode), we can assume that the writers are building up to something huge for the next episode. If they ran out of depressing moments for Tan to sulk in, maybe that means that they are planning some HUGE for the upcoming episode(s).
Or it’s two, where the story has no idea where it plans to go, and that this episode is just stalling for time, only to present more episodes with pretty much the same s*** over and over again.
…I am going to literally convert myself to a nun in order to pray that number two doesn’t happen…PLEASE!!! *sinks while bowing to the floor*
Alright, I think that’s everything. I am praying that something will happen with tonight’s episode because if I have to deal with another depressed Tan for another hour, I will be checking the next flight’s to South Korea with or without a passport.
Hope to catch up with ya’ll quite soon, and hopefully it’s not on a plane or a different country
❤ Yami Hyunnie ^^~
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August 28, 2014 at 2:37 am
Since I guess that, after all, they’ll have a happy ending, I think it’s a bit too late for Tan to realize he ruined Eun Sang’s life, change his mind and leave her. On the other hand, if Eun Sang got tired of being treated as an object or a puppy and decided to go away, and Tan understood her decision and decided to respect it, I support him, but at this point please do not give us a happy ending anymore. Rachel and Hyo Shin are just too cute together, I root for them! ❤