Oh, my flustered and flustering heart, how can a husband be THIS PERFECT?!!!
Yup, I’m still a bit behind The Princess’ Man, and only got up to this episode showing such a tender and beautiful moment between our 2nd lead OTP – Jong and Princess Kyung Hye. People rave about the beauty and greatness of TPM, and I wholeheartedly agree with them in that it’s one of the best dramas this year. With a solid cast, neatly told and woven story with a wonderful wonderful soundtrack. I adore the OTP Seung Yu and Sae Ryung, their tragic romance, their yearning for each other in spite of their allegiance/emotional attachment to their fathers who are sworn enemies, their dilemma and heck even their torment and pain. There were some things which didn’t sit well with me (eg. how convenient of Seung Yu to have evolved from a scholar to a skilled swordsman in one day without intense training), but overall, this drama is totally DA BOMB this year.
And to top it all up, this drama also gave us one of the best 2nd lead OTPs EVER!
I cannot tell you how much I love Jong and Kyung Hye together. Regardless of the menial screen time that they have in the drama, they totally rawk their OTP-ship together. If it were not for the Seung Yu-Sae Ryung ship, I would totally have rooted for a pure Jong-Kyung love story. The hard-up princess slowly warming up to her man that nobody thought would have had the guts to do great things in his life. Ain’t that a delicious story in itself already?
Kyung Hye has always showed a tough and stern front in front of others, and sometimes a tad mean and hard to handle. But I love love love love how supportive and protective Jong is of his wife. How he stands up for her, how he goes all out for her, and how he gives her spaces to breathe in times of pain and agony. Who would think or expect that a playful lad like Jong (right in the beginning of TPM) would have evolved to become the righteous and responsible man he is now?
Lee Min Woo and Hong Soo Hyun totally rawked their characters and chemistry together, making me root deeply for them, individually and as a couple. Truthfully speaking, I didn’t think they’d match. The moment they encountered each other in Ep 1, I thought oh wellz, how could she fall for a guy like that, a guy who looked so…drunk and lost in sense of direction? But I was so wrong. As episodes went by (undoubtedly spurred by the incidents following Seung Yu’s disappearance), Jong turned out to be a complete gentleman, a man of righteousness and dignity. A man that Kyung Hye would eventually come to appreciate and love.
Believe me or not, I nearly cried when Jong and Kyung Hye finally admitted and acknowledged their feelings for each other in Ep 18. When Kyung Hye finally called him “Seobang-nim”, and when he kissed her hand after slipping the ring into her finger, I nearly streamed tears of joy. Tears of utter happiness. That finally, amidst all, they managed to share such a beautiful and sweet moment together. From her smile, to his longing to stay with her (in his eyes), so genuinely heartfelt and beautiful.
But if we follow the Romeo and Juliet formula, and given how things have gotten worse each episode, I already am prepared to face RL – that happiness for my Jong-Hye will be shortlived. *weeps* Mom came rushing into my room last night, with eyes all swollen and red, and I knew something bad had happened (they were watching Ep 22). I was also sorta spoiled beforehand, so I knew I’d have to face it sooner. But gaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, how could they?!!!! T___T
I tried to search for Jong-Hye videos/MVs/clips/cuts in youtube, but sadly, I only found 1, the only ONE! 😦 But it has MAJOR SPOILERS, so don’t watch if you’re still behind. Funny cos I watched like 3 secs and stopped (I’m not there yet!) LOL will be back again when I’m done.
Enjoy the weepfest, for those who’re done.
So there goes, one of my FAV 2nd lead OTPs ever!