Okay so a few steps away from kdramaland, there’s a strange battle going on. I do not know how this happened but...my current favorite kdrama and my forever favorite rapper are duking it out...on the music charts! WTK! According to Instiz, the music tracking chart that tracks music tracking charts (yeah, I know how funny that sounds), Yoon MiRae’s tender ballad Touch Love is #1, with G-Dragon’s Who You? at #2, his Black at #3, and his Crooked at #4, then Hyorin’s Master’s Sun crooner Driving Me Crazy retaining strong at #5. Then G-Dragon pops up again at #10 with Coup d’Etat. So six out of the top ten slots are occupied by these two juggernauts. I am not sure what response is appropriate. Yay, I love Touch Love I’m glad it’s at the top! Or, G-Dragon should be at the top, damnit! Or probably, more reasonably, I’m so thrilled both are doing so well.
Onto THE DRAMA on everyone’s mind:
So I’ve noticed that my diary posts about this show are spiraling into almost recap territory. I have to knock that off. There’s a lot of great Master’s Sun recaps already being done, certainly no need to add my useless voice to all that. So I’m going to skip all summarizing and go straight into my thoughts, so if you haven’t seen the episodes, probably none of it will make any sense.
Episodes 9 & 10
When JiSub returns from China after a week away, he sneaks in a quick line that almost gets missed, although it is hugely significant and pretty much sums up the progress of the week’s episodes, in that, he’s aware of his feelings but he’s determined to fight them. “How were you this week?” he asks HyoJin after their separation. “You seem fine.” Sniff. “I felt like I was in hell.”
Secretary Kim The Meddling Cupid
JiSub & HyoJin
These episodes are two of the most romantically bent episodes so far. Lots of swoons, but here is the biggest one:
SalaryMan World vs VainActress World
Even though InGuk finally gets to learn about HyoJin’s ghost seeing extracurricular activities, he still stays on the sidelines. Unintentionally, as all handsome dashing second leads end up doing, his lurking only serves to kick the first lead’s ass in high gear. When he sums up JiSub’s feelings for HyoJin to JiSub—“She’s not special. You are just using her to see someone special.”—he does no good to his own cause because it only makes JiSub stew even more over his true feelings.
Dead but No-So-Dead Ex?
The UnGrand Gesture
—SubPop’s LOSER makes an appearance. Indie rock slash Seattle shout out everybody! Who on the Master’s staff has a rocker heart and dug out this iconic shirt?
—JiSub wears gorgeous loafers and while I don’t normally like men who wear silk scarves and unbutton their shirts halfway down their chests, well, I guess pure sexy can make me like anything. You go, JiSub, for making me re-evaluate gaping v-necks on men.
—InGuk ended up gifting HyoJin the pink GongShil dino after all…after he pitched it into the recycling bin. The original Dooly and GongShil toys purchased were adopted by the two local kiddies. I sure do hope InGuk bought another dino couple instead of stealing those back from the kids? You know, not only because stealing toys from kids is lame, but to help with the economy and all.
—Really? Who likes walnut pies that much? Pecan, I understand, but walnut ones? No offense intended, walnut lovers.