Sunday, May 17, 2015
Warm and Cozy First Impressions
For a drama that is written by the Hong Sisters, this definitely doesn't feel like it was written by them. Thus far the drama has been very calm and (dare I say it?) warm and cozy. Not that there is anything wrong with that but the dramas that I have seen from these women are very quick out of the gate and slap stick.
But then, our heroine threw an imaginary spear at her cheating ex-boyfriend and the mayor of Jeju Island has a secret past life as an underwear model. We have hit the crazy antics wall and it matches really well with the easiness that the drama has brought thus far. This drama also doesn't have a real plot either. Like the scenery around them, thing just seem to be happening and I am perfectly content to watch it unfold. This drama is really refreshing and I like it.
I also really like our two main characters Gun Woo (Yoo Yun Suk) and Jung Joo (Kang So Ra). Jung Joo knows how to take care of herself and doesn't let the world knock her over even though she has every right to. I mean, the girl had horse poop on her face and shoes, found out her boyfriend got married without telling her and was fired from her job via phone call and manages to keep it together when Gun Woo tells her that he will be her teddy bear and she can hug him if she feels too sad.
Question: Does that offer stand with anyone who wants it or just her? If she doesn't want a teddy bear I will take said teddy bear.
Then, just from that event alone, Gun Woo is totally likable as well. He is a rich boy but without the rich boy attitude. He is sweet and showed that when they first met in 2005 and has maintained that same attitude 10 years later. It's nice to see that for these two to be happy no one on has to go through a complete attitude change and the yelling matches might be cut way way down in the drama. I don't think there should be any lovers in this drama. I just want to be happy the whole time.
I do wonder what is going to happen in the future because as nice as everything is right now, 16 episodes of nothing might bore some people. There appears to be some sort of birth issues which we saw in the beginning which I'm waiting to see play out, but other than that, I am content to just sit back and look at the pretty scenery and watch Gun Woo and Jung Joo fall in love. Is that too much to ask?