Mine, Mine, Mine & Don't Touch What is Mine
We left episode 5 with Team Sock knocking out a major win by selling all of those pesky white socks (although what idiots are buying them to clean with? Just goes to show that you can literally sell anything and at least some people will buy it). But all is not smooth sailing with Mattai because he just discovered that David Choi has a giant crush on Bo Tong. What is a totally narcissist to do when his stalker is in danger, why go claim his territory of course.
I totally love how blatant he is that Bo Tong is his and not to touch. Just makes me laugh every time. Subtlety thy name is not Mattai.
I think now is a good time to discuss one of Mattai's most distinguishable character traits.... The boy can not go five minutes without doing a pose. He poses more then a backup dancer in Madonna's Vogue music video.
I'm to Sexy
OK back to episode 6 where at least Mattai is Vogueing with a purpose. His excuse for dragging Bo Tong away from David was that he needed to give her her reward. Yup he is going to let her take photos of him with her phone. She of course is in cooky stalker heaven and is snapping away faster then he can create a new pose. He then goes and grabs her phone deleting several photos and when she protests he tells her that "she knows that is his bad side and he does not want bad pictures out there hehe.
A Sweet Moment
One of the Korean traditions that I think is very cool is when the child buys the parent a present with their first pay check. It is one of those respect things that we just dont seem to have here in the US. So when Mattai earns his first ever money (gold digging money does not count) he goes out and buys his mother a pair of red underwear. It seems that one of the neighbor kids had bought his mother red underwear and Mattai's mom had been a little jealous. So being a good son he brings it to where her ashes resided.
A Picture is worth a thousand words ..........................
So if that picture is 9 ft tall does it mean more? That is something we have to ask ourselves when Mattai decides that Bo Tong deserves more then just a few photos on her phone. In yet another effort to one up David he gives her a super duper special surprise present. A giant wall size picture of himself. Because not for a second is she allowed to not think of him. And after an astonished look and a muttering about how oppa can really be over the top, Bo Tong plasters herself to the wall happily caressing his face.
Socks, Socks, & More Socks
Now I am sure all of you are asking yourselves "where are the socks? I was promised sock fanatics? Kmuse did you lie about the crazy sock people just to get us to read your blog..... Don't worry readers. There is plenty of crazy sock people to go around.
Trying to find a new supplier for their cleaning socks, team sock hits a snag since their specific type of sock has not been produced for 5 years and it would be to expensive to use those materials now.
(seriously this plot line seems a tad bit thin to me but I guess no one promised me really solid plot along with all the pretty and it does lead us to the sock people so all is forgiven writers.)
I love that Mattai has absolutely no shame or level he wont go to to achieve his success. And I also like that if he does have an embarrassing moment he just shakes it off and tries to figure out the next move to make to achieve his goal. It makes him all the more likable. And I also enjoy that he is thinking of others and not just himself now. I did not focus on it, but there is a scene where he is asked why he does not just take the money and be happy with what he has. His reply is that it is not just him but Bo Tong and that other guy as well that are in it with him and he cant ignore all their hard work. Moments like that show that he is not just a your typical Korean Jerk character but has a lot of really good qualities. Is he snarky and lazy? YES, but he is never truly mean or cruel and coming from a kdrama (which often has mean and cruel characters till they are reformed) this is a nice change from the norm. I am looking forward to the point where he starts to feel bad about being around other women in front of Bo Tong. I think that when he starts to feel like he is cheating on her we are going to start seeing a big change in his character and I am excited to see how the drama works that concept. Hopefully it will be full of funny scenes so I will have something to talk about.