THINGS THAT BOTHERED ME#1 Crappy Deadbeat Dads, Evil Step Mothers, Self Absorbed Brothers
We all know I pretty much hate the stupid step mother. She is a total sociopath and has no empathy for anyone. Especially anything that is related to her husband and his infidelities, although I think she hates everything just because so there was no hope for her to begin with. My biggest fear is that she is going to end up being Mattai's mom and will suddenly be all flowers and smiles (remember the matching watches and missing son? I don't know how those would fit in to the plot otherwise. But even if she does end up being bio mommy in some messed up twist I would still hate her. Her actions are still despicable and cant be fixed. For now I will just choose to pretend that she is just another evil step mother.
And then we make it to the brothers. I know that a lot of people are loving David Choi and actually prefer him to get the girl over Mattai (I will go more into details about my feelings about that in the future), however as a brother he is kind of a major jerk. He not only ignores the older brother (OK he is the legal heir and you two were not raised together.......whatever) but then acts like a complete total jerk to Mattai even after finding out that they are brothers. David's lack of empathy for what he knows Mattai is going through (since he himself has also experienced it but with the support of his father being in the background) really bugs me. I seriously don't see what other people see in him. With the exception of Bo Tong he is very distanced and cold to those around him.
#2 ANNOYING WOMEN
Whether they are using him for his looks, his hidden birth secret, or just want him dead all of the women in this episode are very very annoying. It has gotten to the point where I don't even care who the bimbo of the week is since they are pretty much interchangeable and the only thing that matters is how they hurt Mattai to force his character growth. Used (just slightly better then the password concept) as another blunt plot shaker and mover, the current bimbo concept is getting old. The only good thing to come from their existence is to shine a light on how awesome Bo Tong is. She is the anti bimbo in that she always stays by his side as a strong support regardless of how much money he has, who is father is, and despite his looks.
So with this episode being so jam packed with annoying scenes, these following scenes ranged from ok to hilariously funny.
That's Some Very Expensive Pizza
Refusing to take no as an answer our brattling princess continues to send Mattai more and more pizza boxes full of cash. Obviously someone does not understand the word NO. Mattai continues to decline the money but then goes to see Daddy Brattling and says that his price for dating his daughter is SS Home Shopping (MG's biggest competitor).
Well it is good that Mattai is understanding his worth (kinda sorta) now. But cant we see him succeed without selling himself like a street corner hooker? It would be such a nice change if he said Screw it I will succeed for myself and not to prove stuff to my DBD. And then he could truly succeed on his own without having to use every women he comes across. By him doing it this way it just leaves a slightly icky taste in my mouth. I still like him, I still want him to end up with Bo Tong and hopefully leave his messed up family in the dust, but I still feel that he is slightly less then he could have been as a leading man.
Finally Someone Decks that Annoying Brat
Mattai (finding out that he has been dumped by his actress bimbo) decides to date the brattling for what he can get from her. Going to a party in her honor she stands up in front of everyone and declares him her boyfriend. Then she demands that he kiss her (and then specifies her foot) in front of everyone. Trying to decide if he should since this is the only way to save his company (sigh...... yes again) he hesitates. Then a voice from the back starts yelling that he is better then that and if that witch thinks her oppa is going to kiss her foot then she is crazy. Oppa is way to pretty for that type of behavior (BWAHAHAHA I love that she actually said he was to pretty to act like that). She then rushes up and whacks the brattling with her hand made sea shell clutch. It was truly epic and a shining moment in an episode of mediocre grayness.
(I'm sorry to have no of screen caps for this scene. For some reason the mix of camera work and my inability to get the right second resulted in a bunch of blurry photos so feel free to go catch the scene half way through the episode. It is so worth it.)
Prison gets romantic
Bo Tong ends up in jail for her assault via sea shell purse. Determined to get his obsession out David runs off to beg daddy for help. Mattai uses this time to come in and have a romantic (or at least as romantic a moment as we are going to get from this drama) moment with Bo Tong where he assures her that he is going to be right by her side and get her free. I dont know if anyone else was having the same thought I was, but in my head I was singing "Kiss the Girl" from the little mermaid. Of course nothing happened since that would be asking to much. But still at least I got to see some cute chemistry between the two.
This episode was full of people talking about the super duper secret "password" that would suddenly make Dead Beat Dad acknowledge Mattai as his son. WHAT THE HECK SHOW THIS IS JUST A DUMB CONCEPT. I know you have heard me rant about this before but to have to jump through hoops to have some pass code, password, secret handshake or sign is just a very stupid plot device.
#4 WHO IS THE OTP IN THIS DRAMA????
So we start on an annoying note, go through a lot of annoying things (with a couple cute moments) in the middle, and end on one huge annoying cryfest of a scene. Sigh........ I miss the romantic comedy from the beginning. The only thing I can be thankful for now is that we only have five more episodes to go. And that there is no way that Mattai and Bo Tong are not going to be the final OTP of the drama. I am sorry for those of you who are still loving this drama. I agree that it does have its redeeming aspects but for at least now I am just officially bothered. I am crossing my fingers that tomorrows episode takes steps to redeem this week for me. Until then I wish you a good day.
PS the idea of being annoyed with this episode and using the word bothered made me think of Jimmy Fallon's parody of Robert Pattinson Bothered. So if you are up late and need a quick laugh after reading my sad blog then feel free to watch this clip!