It’s very nearly killed me, having to put my blogging life aside to make room for all of the insanity of my real life, this past month or so. Lucky for me, the majority of the crazy has subsided which means I finally have time to sit down and talk about all of the happening in these next two episodes of Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo. (And there was much rejoicing… At least from me…)
Can I just start out by saying that I really, REALLY hate myself for loving Jung Joon Hyung as much as I do. He’s such an awful punk and yet, anytime he smiles, or has one of those serious moments where his awfulness melts into a rare moment of sincerity , I completely melt. I know, I know. I’m a horrible person, falling for such an awful brat but I just can’t help myself. Those rare moments of sincerity I was talking about have me convinced that there’s more to this boy than just horribly obnoxious teasing and I know that, given time, he’s going to do a complete 180 and become the most adorable punk of the face of the planet. (Well, even more so than he already is.) I’m pretty sure I’m going to be squealing my fangirl self silly when that moment comes. Sadly, until then, I’m going to be squealing myself silly over how obnoxiously cute he is as he torments poor Bok Joo.
At least I can say, with absolute certainty, that if there was ever a girl who could handle the likes of Jung Joon Hyung, it would be Kim Bok Joo. Even when it seems as if she’s been cornered by the likes of Joon Hyung, she manages to find a way to come out on top. I absolutely love that she was not only able to win against Joon Hyung’s tormenting, but was also able to confront him on the matter head-on. Dragging him to that abandoned lot to have it out was absolutely brilliant on her part and completely hilarious to watch. I love the way Bok Joo can say anything to Joon Hyung, without fear. Even if he is a terrible tease, when it comes down to it, these two really are starting to form a rather adorable bond and I have a feeling this is only going to strengthen as the story moves on.
While it may seem silly for me to be shipping Bok Joo and Joon Hyung just yet, we all know this ship isn’t that far out of reach. Yes, Bok Joo is still very much in love with Doctor Jung Jae Yi and Joon Hyung is actually trying to get these two together, but really, how long is this one-sided love going to last? Doctor Jung is nice enough in his own right but he’s just doesn’t strike me as the type who would fall for one of his patients. Heck, hasn’t he even said that he would never cause a scandal with one of his patients? No, I’m convinced this charming doctor will have the honor of being Bok Joo’s first love without ever even knowing that honor was his.
Though now that I think about it, Joon Hyung is in on Bok Joo’s secret which means he could very easily pass that information along to his unsuspecting brother. Of course Bok Joo has made him swear to keep his mouth shut but how likely is it that Joon Hyung is going to stick to his word? He likes to tease way too much and if the opportunity arises, he could very easily make a mistake. At the same time, there’s a very definite part of him who would rather die than cause Bok Joo any serious harm. I know he doesn’t show it much at the moment but there have certainly been some instances where his own enlightenment has taken him by surprise. Take the scene where he was helping Bok Joo dry her hair, for instance. You know he had a moment there when he was completely shocked by his own sudden rush of feelings. Even if Bok Joo stays ignorant of these feelings for a long time, I don’t think Joon Hyung will be able to ignore them for much longer. Oh! I get giddy just thinking about all the delicious goodies these feelings will bring us in the future! *squeee*
As anxious as I am for Joon Hyung to stop being a brat and start becoming a serious love interest for Bok Joo, I’m even more anxious for Song Shi Ho to stop clinging onto both Joon Hyung and the past. I swear, I’m so completely annoyed by Shi Ho’s obstinate refusal to accept the fact that Joon Hyung has moved on. Call me crazy, but I think Joon Hyung has made it very clear that he’s not interested in Shi Ho in any way, shape or form. There’s no way Shi Ho couldn’t have picked up on that which means everything she’s doing in her attempt to win him back, is being done completely out of selfishness. She selfishly wants to hold onto what she once had with Joon Hyung but that’s never going to happen. Her stubborn refusal to accept that fact is only making life miserable for everyone. While I can understand an athlete’s competitive spirit and their determination to never give up, that sort of thinking doesn’t translate well into other areas of life. It certainly isn’t working for Shi Ho’s personal life and she needs to accept this fact and move on. Sometimes in life you just have to become Elsa and “let it go” and this is definitely one of those times! If Shi Ho can’t accept this fact, I’m afraid life is going to become miserable for not only her and Joon Hyung but also Bok Joo and pretty much everyone else even remotely connected to this girl. This obsession of hers could quickly turn into a poison that destroys all it comes in contact with. Here’s hoping it doesn’t go that far!
As worried as I may be about Shi Ho’s poison, I’m even more worried about Bok Joo and how long this little diet clinic stunt of hers is going to last. As oblivious as Doctor Jung may be to the truth about Bok Joo, there’s a steadily increasing number of people who know the truth and you know that the more people who know, the harder it’s going to be to keep this secret hidden. Even if by some miracle Joon Hyung manages to keep his mouth shut, Bok Joo’s friend, Nan Hee, isn’t exactly the most tight-lipped person on the planet. I could just as easily see her saying something she shouldn’t as I can see Joon Hyung. To further complicate the matter, Bok Joo’s own conscious isn’t going to let her keep going with this lie for much longer. It’s obviously killing her, having to continually lie to Jae Yi and I really don’t think she’s going to be able to keep this charade up for much longer. Even if she somehow manages to ignore her own conscious for a while, the fact that she’s not working towards increasing her weight class isn’t going to help things any. Jae Yi is going to start to notice things are changing in a way he doesn’t suspect and the coach and professor aren’t going to let Bok Joo’s weight drop at such a critical time in her training. It’s only a matter of time before the truth comes out, one way or another and I have to say, I have a very bad feeling that when it does come out, it’s not going to be pretty.
But what do you think? Do you think Bok Joo will be able to keep this charade of hers going for long? Do you think Joon Hyung will ever overcome his trauma? (I totally forgot to talk about that earlier but he’s clearly dealing with a lot of stuff and eventually it’s going to have to be addressed. Hopefully it all comes out in a positive way. *fingers crossed*) What do you think of Shi Ho? Is her own obsession going to be her undoing or will she eventually wise up and let the past go so she can focus on a more promising future? You know I always love hearing from you so be sure to let me know what you’re thinking by leaving a comment below!
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