Yeap guys, I am back!
Back from my 2 week hiatus for good (tho it didn’t seem like one eh? What with some of my random postings in between hehe..)! I had a tremendously enjoyable break, with my sister, relatives, friends and all. Though I didn’t get to travel to any interesting or must-see places, I had a great pleasure of catching up with my sister who’s just graduated (5 years of archi-torture ate her up and I’m glad she’s made it thru this far), meeting up with old friends whom I haven’t seen for years, and hanging out with newly made chinggus. Now that I’m back home, I already miss the moments spent there, the weather, the people, the feeling of not having to set my alarm clock to wake up for work the next day and so on.
RL sucks sighs.
Seo Na Yoon from Protect The Boss!
This girl is downright made for cute comedy! I cannot stress how much I love love love it when she comes on screen. She’s not main lead, nor does her character make any profound impact to the show. But her presence is strong, and she hits all the right buttons and evokes every single laughing nerve in me.
When she laughs, she goes OTT in the most hilarious ways ever I get into never-ending giggles and fits. And God bless that beautiful face of hers, she makes me envious. Even when she cries and does all kinds of stupid silly ridiculous expressions, she manages to look natural and GOOD. Without slight annoyance at all.
Wang Ji Hye has had leading and meatier roles before, and has what it takes to lead and do better roles, but I think this short supporting stint in PTB gave her a chance to explore her abilities and acting range a lil bit more. She’s done angsty, bitchy and is nailing her comical side in PTB so wonderfully that it’d only be a matter of time for producers or writers to see thru this and try to secure this girl in a good script/project. Girl’s got major potential. And looks like a goddess. What gives?
PTB has been a pretty solid drama so far. I had great enjoymeent and fun with the 16 episodes in spite of the plodding execution of the story in the last 3 episodes. Ji Sung is still spot on as Ji Heon, Choi Kang Hee still kicks ass as Noh Eun Seol, and so are the rest with their characters. The office shenanigans bored me a bit and the sudden angst and melo turns bugged me. But it’s OK that I could deal with (as with most K-dramas). The characters still made up for what’s lacking in the writing department.
But what surprised me after 16 episodes, was that rather than looking forward to the leads Ji Heon and Noh Eun Seol (their love story, conflict and angst combined), I actually found myself wanting more of Na Yoon. Her scenes with Mu Won, Noh Eun Seol and Myung Ran. Like I said earlier, her scenes totally do not render any impact to the plot at all, but for some reason, those were the scenes which left a deeper impression on me.
If I didn’t already watch Ep 16 and I saw the picture above first, I’d go like, “EH, that’s a peck on the lips kiss again. So K-drama.”But nope, if you haven’t watched, you’d be gladly surprised on how the drama’s going all out to push for this OTP to happen.
I for one, am ALL FOR this OTP to happen. Although I’m on the fence with Jae Joong (he’s really handsome, and he nails some of his scenes well, but falters in some), I think he has great chemistry with Wang Ji Hye’s Na Yoon. More so than Choi Kang Hee’s No Eun Seo whom he’s supposed to like so much for about some episodes. Their scenes together are just all sorts of cute, funny and adorable. Na Yoon’s naivete and Mu Won’s blunt honesty kill me everytime (LOL). And make them a mis-match couple of fun and zaniness. Whenever it’s their time to interact, I prepare to laugh. And I always end up rolling into fits. Thanks to Na Yoon’s ever silly antics. lol
I didn’t know when it started. Perhaps when Ji Heon got together with Eun Seol? PTB slowly became more like a friendship/brotherhood/ sisterhood drama to me. I still love their characters. But their love story kind of slid to the side and took a back seat when it came to Muwon/JH’s bromance and NES/Na Yoon/ Myung Ran’s sisterhood scenes. Especially the latter, with Na Yoon’s ever silly but honest conversations she has with her “sisters”. They’re made for laughs, but boy do I envy that they get to do that. The bond and friendship between 3 very different people. Odd and interesting. But more so, very endearing, sweet and winning. I wish I had cherished times and had fun with my besties like that when I had the chance back then.
2 eps to the end of PTB, and I have to say bye bye to such a beautiful and wonderful cast ensemble. I can see that they’ve forged a very close friendship with each other thruout these few months. And I believe like the Scent of a Woman cast (who just went on a ridiculously fun trip together to the Phils after the drama ended), their friendship will continue BTS when the drama ends for good.
I can only hope that the ending brings back all the zany and fun and give me a happy conclusion for both OTPs. JH and Eun Seol are a given, but please pretty please, Mu Won and Na Yoon? They’re so just so dysfunctionally meant for each other that they have to get together.
And perhaps JH’s dad and MW’s mom too?!! WTH lol