Next, because I simply lack the self-control to restrain my need to ogle and drool, after all, I am a fangirl caught in the throes of obsessive love right now. Here’s my babe Jung KyungHo in pictures a lot less murderous:
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|Thank you: SURE, GRAZIA, & URBÄNLIKE|
Dramas I will talk about and spoil after the jump: Master’s Sun (until Ep 4). And some more thoughts on The Blade and the Petal (up to Ep6), and Who Are You (up to Ep6). And also, the craziest thing I saw this weekend: Kim WooBin fighting killer female robots.
The spirits that typically haunt Gong HyoJin, however, only look freaky and are not out to do her any real harm. They just want her to be their messenger. Unlike the other ghost drama currently airing, Who Are You, where the dead people shown are victims of violent crimes, we get a much more varied array of spirits in this one. Alongside the unfairly-dead victims, we also get the ones that can’t move on because they are nostalgic for the taste of coffee or want to dress in drag while haunting the local mall. This more light-hearted population of see-thru folk fit perfectly with the romcom vibe I hoped for in this one.
Gong HyoJin might have to do some soul searching on why she keeps getting attracted to extreme men in kdramas, but her pain is our gain. At least this time the man in question, So JiSub, isn’t cartoonishly manic (recall her man in Greatest Love). JiSub is a department store aristocrat, and by that I mean he plays a guy called 주군/Joo-goon, which translates to lord, and he is the prez of a department store called Kingdom. Get it? He is the master of his kingdom. Anyhow, obviously being as he’s rich and handsome, he’s a jerk, but he’s quite a funny one.
Eps 1-4: Our man So JiSub meets ghost whispering girl Gong HyoJin and he thinks she’s completely loony bins. Considering he first meets her wandering a night highway wearing a white gown getting soaked in rain and talking to invisible people, hard to criticize his conclusions. She also claims touching him makes her feel safe. He’s aghast, both by her grappling skinship of his bod and by her smelly hair.
Elsewhere and later, something very handsome in the shape of Seo InGuk moves into Gong HyoJin’s apartment complex. He seems suspiciously too smart and well-groomed and way too polite, but he’s so handsome, we all forgive him his shifty ways.
In the course of four episodes, several unhappy lingering spirits get the help they need in resolving their death issues, which all turn out to be enjoyable plot errands, but the best part of this one is always when our very strange lead girl gets inappropriately physical with Lord JiSub, mostly because he just hates it. It’s a pretty physical and antagonistic pairing. As yet, the money disparity hasn’t come into play, it’s all personality. He’s a shuttered window and she’s sunlight trying to squeeze in. And these two have a long way to go. When she calls herself the sun, a play off her name, he retorts: “If you’re the sun, then I never want to see morning again!”
The Blade and the Petal
Still watching it!!! Gah, why? Why? There is something strangely addicting about it. Actually, I know exactly what is so damn addicting about it: Choi MinSoo. He is mesmerizing. Scary. Eye-Murderous—as in he looks like he can murder with a glare. Even when all he’s doing is flicking an eyebrow, he’s completely frightening and riveting.
Who Are You
|Dead boyfriend giving side eye to new living boyfriend.|
OK, to sum up, I am completely loving Master’s Sun, and watching three other dramas because I’m hanging onto them for personal fangirl reasons. I may have to keep Good Doctor and Two Weeks on the backburner for a while. Unless these are Must-Watches?