Despite the fact I spent a lot of time feeling like Hae Joon/Young Soo needed a good punch in the face, I still found myself enjoying these next two episodes. Though now that I think about it, that’s probably because watching Oh Yeon Seo act like a tough thug is nothing short of hilarious. Seriously, almost every time Hong Nan is on-screen, I nearly fall out of my chair laughing. Too bad the same can’t be said whenever Rain makes an appearance… *sigh* Will there ever come a day when Rain stars in a drama I actually enjoy watching? (Ouch! That was a bit harsh, wasn’t it?)
Okay, okay, to be fair, I am still sorta enjoying this drama but it’s taking quite a bit of effort, on my part, to keep myself from shouting obscenities at the screen every time Rain’s character opens his mouth. There’s just something awful about Hae Joon/Young Soo and really, the more I watch this drama, the more I hate the scum bag. Young Soo was a terrible husband and father in real life. I don’t care how many times he tries to justify his negligence, the truth of the matter is, he chose to make his job more of a priority than his family and the only reason he’s come back after his death is because he wants to find some sort of justification in his actions. The problem is, he’s never going to find any sort of justification because choosing work over family is never going to be okay. If he wanted to be married to his job he should have never married Da Hye. It’s as simple as that.
I’m not really sure why Da Hye ever married Young Soo and maybe we’ll never know. What we do know is having Young Soo back in the form of Hae Joon is doing no one any good. In fact, it’s making life for all of us (both in the drama and those of us watching) miserable. I’m not sure how much longer I’m going to be able to stomach watching Hae Joon be a petty, selfish, power-abusing brat. Honestly, he’s just making me sick. Having once been in Da Hye’s position, how could he ever justify his actions towards her? Demeaning and demoralizing her for all the world to see, he should be ashamed of himself! He knows exactly what it’s like to be in that position, he knows what it’s like for all of his former co-workers so why the heck is he going out of his way to make life miserable for them all? IT’S SO STUPID!
Sure, I get that Hae Joon thinks Da Hye and Jung Ji Hoon were having an affair but that doesn’t make me think it’s okay for him to start acting like a total (insert foul word of choice here). If anything it makes me think Young Soo never deserved his wife in the first place. I mean things would probably be different if there were any evidence of Da Hye and Ji Hoon hooking up before Young Soo’s death but all we have is Gi Tak’s vague memory of Ji Hoon showing up at the restaurant on the day Young Soo died. For all we know, Ji Hoon could have been the one given the job of breaking the news of Young Soo’s death to his wife and that’s why he showed up at the restaurant. Of course there’s no more evidence of my theory on this than there is any evidence of an affair going on between them but that doesn’t stop Hae Joon from jumping to all sorts of misconstrued conclusions so why can’t I? The fact Hae Joon is throwing a fit every time he sees the two together now just makes him come off even worse than a jerk because YOUNG SOO IS DEAD! If Da Hye wants to find comfort in the companionship of another man she’s perfectly free to do so and Hae Joon just needs to BACK OFF!
Whether I’m right about Ji Hoon and Da Hye’s relationship or not doesn’t really matter. What does matter is Hae Joon is being a ridiculous jerk and he needs to get over himself and start getting down to the business of settling whatever it was he came back to earth to settle. I’m honestly still confused as to why he decided to come back in the first place. He says it’s for his wife but all he’s done up to this point is try to prove he didn’t commit suicide. As if that’s actually going to help anything. Sure, maybe his family will get insurance money if he proves he didn’t kill himself but is money really going to make them happy? What they need, more than anything, is the chance to heal. They need time to pass and the rumors to die down and life to find some sort of normalcy again. They don’t need some crazy loon of a branch manager sticking his nose into everyone’s business while simultaneously making a jack-donkey out of himself every chance he gets. I honestly have to wonder if Hae Joon has every stopped to think about what it is he’s actually doing here and if anything he’s done thus far is doing anyone any sort of good. Of course as soon as I type that I immediately have my answer and that answer is simply: NO. Hae Joon?Young Soo hasn’t thought of anyone but himself for as long as we’ve known these characters and there’s (sadly) no evidence that this will change any time soon.
On the flip side we have Hong Nan/Gi Tak who, despite their rather humorous methods, are doing their best to help Song Yi Yeon. I’m still not convinced Yi Yeon deserves their help but I admire Gi Tak’s devotion to his first love and I respect his willingness to sacrifice anything and everything to free Yi Yeon from this nasty web she finds herself trapped in. I’m still not 100% sure I know what it is Hong Nan is planning to do with this whole fashion show scheme but she believes it’s going to bring about some amazing change so I’m willing to go along with it. I mean why not? She’s convinced Hae Joon to bring in that punk actor Yi Yeon was caught up in a scandal with so maybe she’s got some big plans to reveal the truth but really, all I see in our future is a great big mess.
It’s sad because I really do want Hong Nan to be successful in her adventures. I want Yi Yeon to be free from this mess of a life she’s made for herself. Not so much because I care about Yi Yeon (who still seems like a spoiled princess to me) but I do care an awful lot about her son. No child should have to grow up in a house as unloving as the one his father provides for him and I believe this poor kid would be so much better off with a mom who truly loves him. I think that in itself is Yi Yeon’s one redeeming quality. No matter how messed up she and her life may be, she really does love her son and she’s willingly let herself be caught up in this mess because she believes it will bring about something wonderful for her son in the future. All I can say is, I hope she’s right.
With the next two episodes already out, I don’t want to waste much time wondering about what’s going to happen next because I can just go watch them and find out for myself. Still, I’m more that willing to discuss these two episodes with anyone who might be interested so be sure to let me know what you thought about all that went on in episodes 5-6 in the comments below!
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