Its amazing in life how often our expectations and reality are two completely different things. In this episode our intrepid hottie learns this first hand as he meets his Shing Shing after 17 years and she is not the sweet, shy, and generous girl that he remembers. Now he has to make the hard decisions of whether she still qualifies as his "dream" girl or should he cut his losses and move on from his first love.
Episode two opens with Joo Wan being interviewed about his rise to fame. He recounts his teenage years and how he discovered his joy of composing music which led to his rise as a songwriter and eventual producer. He tells the reporter of how he learned to play the piano when he was young, and that there was a special person who taught him not only how to play the piano but also how to express his emotions through music. When asked if it was a female, and would he be seeing her while he was in Korea, he gets the cutest smile on his face and says " I will be seeing her soon". (Just FYI for anyone who was wondering about the whole growing up with Joo Yun situation. After watching it a separate time on a different site I was able to deduce that Joo Yun's mother actually babysat him while he was growing up to make ends meet. Hence the resentment about being poor and the reason he moved to America was with his family.)
Damsels, Drinking, and Pajama Parties
You Gotta Love A Good Cat FightJoo Wan discovers the next day the truth behind what happened at the club. It turns out that Se Ryung and our main girl were BFF's in high school. Things went terribly wrong when Se Ryung stole Joo Yun's first boyfriend away from her with no apologies or shame. Is it any wonder then that Joo Yun loses it when she is at her ex boyfriends house and in walks Se Ryung wearing the necklace that she had expected to receive. To say she does not take it well is an understatement as we are entertained by the traditional "wronged women slap fest" which turns into a full fledged hair pulling, leg kicking, all out cat fight. Luckily Joo Wan (who had just dropped off Se Ryung) was around to pull Joo Yun away and out of the house.
No Good Deed Goes UnpunishedWhich leads to my personal favorite scene of the episode. Hilariously, Joo Yun looks very put out as Joo Wan drags her away. She starts to get really upset that she might have lost the fight since she was pretty sure that she got hit one more time. Determined not to lose the fight Joo Yun eyes, what she assumes is Se Ryung's car, and in a blink of an eye she is kicking it. Ignoring Joo Wan's screech she starts kicking the side mirrors breaking one, and about to break the other when she is literally tackled to the ground by Joo Wan.
I can't get enough of how beautiful this drama is shot. It almost eclipses the actual characters and I have to force myself not to be sad when a amazing reflective scene is replaced with dialogue. My only complaint is that the friends continue to just be extra filler and still have not really fleshed out as real people. But I am guessing that will change within the next week or two. After seeing the preview I am especially excited for episode 3 since it looks like Joo Wan has made up his mind to storm the castle (both of her heart and actual castle) when he moves into her apartment. I personally am really looking forward to her reaction when she finds out who he is. It should be pretty epic and possibly embarrassing but I am sure she will have some funny way of getting out of an apology.
Till next week,