Zombie: So I’m pretty much addicted to this drama now…
Drama Debussie: Me too!! Iron Man really grew on me this week. We had heartwarming moments all over the place and the story seemed to settle a little. It was a nice change compared to last week’s premiere. I’m not sure what Iron Man wants to be just yet, but if it’s anything like this week, I’ll be happy.
Zombie: I’m so loving the way Hong Bin is falling for Se Dong without really realizing he’s falling for her. I find him completely adorable in his obliviousness and the fact that he finds himself cracking up at the thought of her so much that he has to go hide himself under the sheets and laugh like a hyena… I literally laughed so hard at that, I nearly rolled off my bed.
Drama Debussie: Everyone seems to be in love with Se Dong and for once, I totally get it! The odds of us getting heroines that we actually find as awesome as the heroes do is slim. But Se Dong is outstanding. I get it!
Zombie: Right? I’m so amazed that we’ve found ourselves a heroine that is truly worthy of the title. Se Dong is so flipping amazing! She’s sweet, she’s intelligent, she’s got gumption in spades, she has a heart of gold… Is there anything this girl is lacking?
Drama Debussie: Pride swelled up inside me when she forced Hong Bin to apologize to her for calling her a thief. I don’t think I loved any scene more than that. Of course the housekeeping staff may have loved it more than all of us combined. The only note I would have to give Se Dong is don’t forget your belongings after an epic storming out. It ruins the mood.
Zombie: Oh my goodness! I wanted to give Se Dong a crown of awesome after that scene! Way to tame the beast! You are right though, if you’re going to be all dramatic and storm out of a house as you try to make your point, don’t come back and bang on the door when you forget your bag. Silly girl!
Drama Debussie: As much I could talk about her awesomeness all day, I think it’s crucial we talk about Hong Bin’s emotional journey this week. Our man-child was forced to begin to take on a lot this week. We met Kim Tae Hee’s family which we hope reminds Hong Bin that he wasn’t the only one who lost her. I think it’s an important step that Hong Bin will have to take. Realizing that Chang and her family are experiencing the same loss. Of course it worries me that so many of them are trying to find Tae Hee in Se Dong. That’s dangerous.
Zombie: Indeed it is. I don’t want anyone falling for Se Dong because she’s the stand-in for Tae Hee. She needs to be accepted on her own worth and merit, not because she reminds every one of someone else.
Drama Debussie: It’ll be interesting seeing how they navigate this. You’re right, we’ve established that Se Dong is awesome (last time I will say that), but her similarity to Tae Hee is so strong that I wonder how they’ll convince us that Hong Bin, Chang, and everyone else in the Tae Hee stratosphere will see her as herself. It’s horrible when you’re forced to fill someone else’s shoes, especially when you’ve never even met them! Of course what Se Dong did at the end of episode four didn’t help. We’ll get to that.
Zombie: Why wait? Let’s just dive right in! As much as I love Se Dong for willingly stepping into that role and helping Tae Hee’s mom heal a bit, she does set herself up for some potentially disappointing moments later on. Of course there’s always the chance that Hong Bin will remember this moment, not as moment Se Dong became Tae Hee but the moment Se Dong became someone so much more. Honestly, I’d be super happy if that were the case but who knows where things will go from here.
Drama Debussie: Exactly. We have no idea where we’re going from here which I like but then Hong Bin grows those blades out of his body and I REALLY don’t know where we’re going. Seriously, what is up with the transformation? We know it’s usually induced by his father but what importance does it play in the story? He went all Hunchback of Notre Dame on us this week and I remember thinking, “This is really cool, but what is the point?” I hear that it takes them two hours to put these blades on Lee Dong Wook, so maybe they’re trying to get their money’s/time’s worth?
Zombie: All I remember thinking at that point was, “Why does every monster in the universe have to climb the tallest tower in the city and make growly faces at the world?” Don’t get me wrong, I loved the dramatic moment and I’m never opposed to seeing Hong Bin’s dark side but yeah, there really wasn’t much of a point to that whole scene. It’s not like Hong Bin’s transformation had a whole lot to do with his father’s temporary hospitalization. Sure, Hong Bin’s ability to summon storms could have been to blame for his father’s electrocution but that’s not nearly as dramatic as it could have been. It’s not like Jang Won was stabbed or anything. It felt very anticlimactic.
Drama Debussie: Also, we still don’t know why everyone is so intent on hiding from him what he is. All these mysterious things keep happening and Hong Bin certainly notices. It also seems like he has an idea that he is the cause of these happenings. Let’s just wrap this thing mystery up and tell him, shall we? Granted, the morning after scenes are hilarious in that we watch Fezzik, I mean, Secretary Jo attempt to lie to Hong Bin. It’s usually a disaster but it’s fun to see him try.
Zombie: Oh my word! I nearly died when Hong Bin jumped on Secretary Jo’s back and told him to run back to the hotel in less than five minutes, like it was the most normal thing in the world. It makes me wonder just what the heck goes on in Hong Bin’s head that doing something like that seems to be the most normal thing in the world. I’m also wondering what the heck Secretary Jo really is because seriously, that man is so much more than just a personal assistant. Is he a superhero? Maybe he’s part ninja? I’m not really sure but he’s something else and I’m loving the relationship between him and Hong Bin. It’s just so weird!
Drama Debussie: Very weird but it also stands to be a potential fave bromance of mine. They haven’t earned the title yet, but they’re close. Another bromance I’m loving are Se Dong’s Flower Dwarves. They should have more screen time.
Zombie: SE.RI.OUS.LY! I absolutely love them even if I feel the need to start singing “High-Ho” every time I see them, especially after that whole, “Look at how adorable we are, off to our first day of work” scene. They’re way too cute for their own good!
Drama Debussie: I’m already supporting a spin-off for them. Speaking of too cute, have we talked about Chang’s cuteness? I’m a little over the crying, but he’s so cute! I’m sensitive to the fact that he’s lost his mother and he’s been shuffled around to a different country and different households. I just hate to hear kids crying so it’s hard to hear all the time. It would help if Hong Bin wasn’t so impatient with him. You would think a man who acts like a child would be able to relate to a child but that’s obviously not the case.
Zombie: Children don’t relate well with others so that doesn’t surprise me at all. I just wish Chang would stop with the crying already! Sorry but I deal with way too many child meltdowns in a day, I really don’t need to deal with those in Drama Land as well. On a totally different note, let’s get back to the cuteness and talk a bit about Hong Bin’s little brother. I thought he was just adorable, the way he immediately started drooling over Se Dong. I can see some brotherly conflict coming from that but hopefully it doesn’t get too crazy.
Drama Debussie: I’m really interested to find out what the deal is with Hong Joo and Hong Bin. There’s a distance between the two, more coming from Hong Bin’s side. God, I hope isn’t another Heirs situation.
Zombie: Oh please no! That would totally kill the greatness of this drama and that would be so sad. Let’s hope the only real conflict between these two stems from their age difference and the fact they haven’t been able to spend some quality time together.
So tell us, what did you think of this week’s episodes of Iron Man? Do you think Se Dong is setting herself up as a substitute Tae Hee or will she be able to escape that trap? What do you think Hong Bin turns into and why?
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Episodes 3-4 [Part 1] [Part 2]