The first two episodes primarily focused on Jae Min and his emotional turmoil which was glorious since Yoo Jin Goo is an amazing actor. And after watching today's episode I know why we get so much focus on our leading man. It's because our leading lady's acting style falls just a tad bit flat without him holding her up. It is not to a point where I can't stand her, but I will say that the poor thing has only one or two looks. On an up note, she is very pretty with those simple looks and while she is never going to win any acting awards, I find her tolerable.
It is not that I have second lead syndrome. However there is a depth to Shi Hoo's storyline that is missing from our OTP (One True Pairing). I hope this will shift once the vampire/human issues become more of a roadblock, but I have to admit sometimes my mind drifts despite the pretty on my screen.
-RANDOM VAMP FACT-
New tidbit on this drama's vampire mythology. Young vampires (until they can talk) can't be around humans by themselves since they can not control their need to munch. Needless to say, that takes terrible toddlers to a whole new level.
Jae Min also helps search for Ma Ri's brother, putting out an alert on his social media connections. This provides a lead, that Joseph is at a local playground. Jae Min finds Joseph first and does a super sweet "come to Hyung" speech. But Joseph is only focused on Jae Min's sexy neck (I understand where you are coming from little vamp) and goes in for the bite.
- SHI HOO PHOTO BREAK -Mostly because there was really nothing I wanted to say in regards to these scenes, other than he is looking mighty fine.
Even his hands are sexy! CNBlue bias for the win!
And it is at this point of the episode that I really started raising my eyebrow. Mostly because we zoom through a whole lot of time and plot potential with just a song montage. Ma Ri rebuffs Jae Min's feelings (but does finally say thank you), relationships are rushed, band growth and development are pretty non existent. It is amazing how much can be shallowly shown in 4 minutes. At least we find out that Orange Marmalade is the name of the band. One mystery solved. I am a little disappointed that this is only 12 episodes, mostly because the pacing feels off. Really really off.
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