…could you just do away with the wrong signals you’re giving this lady here?
Poor Jin Joo.
With the chilly weather creeping in here, curling up on the couch in a heated room inside is definitely the better option. K-drama and blogging, here I come!!!
So I’m all caught up with WBDS’s 20 eppies, the only drama which I’m fully done with following the current live schedule. Why out of all dramas (SoAW, PTB, Princess Man, Hurray For Love), WBDS? When I don’t even think it’s a great drama, or even worse, better than the rest?
I maintain my earlier stance, that I’m Team Dong Soo. And all the way until the end I will be, that I’m sure of. Yeo Un still bugs me and I still don’t like him. Ji Sun is still unlikeable and boring. The action sequences make me laugh. And I still don’t get why Park Chul Min’s character is still in the drama alive and kicking when he’s supposed to be ridden off earlier on. Even Kwang Taek annoys me now. ))($&_)#*_#$
Nothing really pulls me in save for DS’s personal growth, Cheon and Jin Joo.
Dong Soo ah, I know you’ve grown up and you’ve matured. 3 years with Kwang Taek, you’ve totally grown out of your playful puppyy-ish ways, you’ve learned all your master’s skills, you’ve become more observant, vigilant and careful. I love that you look slicker and nicer with your mane of glory tied up. I love your new-found thoughtfulness. I love that you’re nice to everyone now. I know all of that, they’re needed to show your growth. Your gradual metamorphosis into the great warrior Baek Dong Soo.
But why oh why, why did they have to get rid of your spunk and vivacious ways? Your playful and amusing antics? :( The boring, lifeless and monotonous Ji Sun already irks me good enough. Why did you have to adopt her ways? Why did they have to make you like her? :/
Even Samo noticed, and misses your old self as much as I do.
And worse, you’re still oblivious to this lady’s love for you, and pine for a Ji Sun who is devoid of emotion and life.
I know I’m getting way ahead of myself here. Obviously WBDS isn’t about love or romance at all. The writer barely touches on Dong Soo and Ji Sun together, let alone anything concrete about Dong Soo- Jin Joo. Drama probably doesn’t even intend to go anywhere near that route. Maybe a triangle, but not a DS-JJ ending (to my dismay sighs).
But it’s just me feeling awfully bad for JJ. I know DS worries for JS for she has endured a lot in the past. And that she’s his first. Do not blame the guy for falling for JS (I just do not understand why). Not expecting DS to reciprocate JJ’s feelings. But would it hurt for the writer to just give DS and JJ lil moments of friendship and endearment? Not just DS appearing 3 years later and vowing to protect her after her mom’s death. WTH was that about?!! Weird.
The shipper in me of course squealed in delight when that happened. But then, it just didn’t seem right and odd at least. Why would DS just declare out of nowhere, to protect her like that? He didn’t even like her in the past. And even as a friend, he took her for granted. Why now all of a sudden? Just because in 3 years, you’ve become a better person and everyone’s problems become yours to solve? Hmmmmm… perhaps. But so not convincing IMO.
So, I was already prepared to let go of the DS-JJ ship forever and accept that love is indeed blind. UNTIL drama gives me this in Ep 20: -
Now you know why this drama makes me mad?
First DS-JS, then DS-Yeo Un, and now this?
No wonder drama’s called Warrior Baek Dong Soo. He has to be involved in everything, and with everyone.
I may not buy DS’s sudden appreciation or sensitiveness towards JJ, but his love for Yeo Un I can totally see and understand. I think they have more chemistry with each other MORE THAN ANY couple/OTP in the show. More electrifying and palpable together than when they’re with the boring monk girl (now you see why she turns people off?!).
Tho I dun understand what’s in Yeo Un’s head and his real intentions or motives (hence my lack of affection for the guy), his interactions with Dong Soo do keep me invested to a certain extent. A friendship torn apart by fate and love for the same woman. Will they end up wanting to killing each other all the time just like Cheon and Kwang Taek? Will they overcome all that is between them and be each others’ friends and arch nemesis at the same time?
Bromance love always works for me. So writer, if you have no idea who to match DS with, please stick with Yeo Un okay? He’s 1000 times better than monk girl. For sure.
Bromance is no doubt endearing, but parent-child connections hit me worse (case in point: Can You Hear My Heart). Amongst all and everything in WBDS, my heart connected and resonated the most with these 2:
I didn’t expect to feel so much and so deep for both characters. The moment Ji told Cheon that JJ was his daughter, I felt a pang in my heart. I knew I was going to shed tears. Their moments together were brief and short-lived, but filled with tenderness so deep that I teared up in almost every scene they had with each other. I didn’t even tear up when JJ met her mom for the very first time, but tears fell uncontrollably when Cheon bandaged JJ’s injured leg and made her his first meal, as a father. For the very first time, Cheon found light in his life apart from Ji. For the first time, the parent-child bond connected with me more than anything else in the drama, even more than DS and his growth.
So imagine my utter disappointment when JJ turned out to be Kwang Taek’s daughter instead. My 2nd favourite duo after DS-Yeo Un, gone. Sighs.
I can only hope that Cheon continues to take care and cover for JJ whenever she needs help. Kwang Taek is her biological dad, but doesn’t seem to know a thing, or doesn’t care to find out. Hence the slight annoyance he’s been to me in the recent episodes. Just give me more Cheon-JJ scenes, I’m all good.
The other sub-plots of WBDS are fine with me, as I know ultimately DS will bring justice to everything and gain his glory in the end. 10 episodes is more than enough to make that happen.
But please I pray, either do away with the unrequited love JJ has for DS and give DS-JJ more meaningful moments of friendship OR just go full gear on the hints of a triangle that the drama has been dropping on us so far.
Ji Sun, she can just do whatever she wants, I dun care the least.
I just want DS to become a warrior of his own worth, JJ to be happy, and Cheon?
Defeat Kwang Taek for once? hehe..
Caps credits: WBDS Soompi and Baidu thread