I know A LOT of people love the show, adore the brothers, want to claim Joo Won as theirs and are ardent fans of the Tae Hee-Jae Eun couple. Countless people have raved and rambled about how good and endearing the show is, and I totally agree. I love the family, love the relationships, the dynamics, the funny and all. It’s not the most original writing I’ve seen (family dramas tend to overdo the dramatic stuff a bit), but so far I’m OK with it, can live with the tropes and am totally in sync with whatever’s happening up till now. Tho I don’t rave about the show as much (due to overload of dramas T_T), I still follow it very closely. I’m a lil bit behind as I watch the episodes on KBS World, but I make sure I stay home every Sat and Sun night just to catch OB. My friends are even complaining why I don’t go out anymore.
While most peepz are going GAGA over Joo Won (I love this lil puppy too) and his character TH and JE’s love story, I find myself even more invested in this other OTP – Tae Beom and Soo Young. Their interactions, their gradual development as a married couple, their growing feelings for each other…etc. Contract marriage in K-drama, it’s like the most rehashed concept EVER, it never never gets old! I hate the fact that they can’t come out with newer ideas, but you know what? I hate myself even more for loving such relationships in dramas – where 2 people come together without knowing each other, and gradually grow fonder of each other as time passes.
It’s the same thing with TB and SY, if you get what I mean. There isn’t anything original about the way their relationship is written, it’s so predictable. For some reason, I just love seeing their parts the most when I tune in. When they bicker, I giggle like mad. When they argue, I have the time of my life. When they’re mushy or lovey dovey with each other, I swoon like a mad romantic. And when they go angsty, tears automatically form in my eyes. Of course, I adore the brothers are their respective OTPs as well (surprisingly the writer does a great job by balancing out their screen time), but when it comes to shipping any particularly OTP, TB-SY takes the cake. Their sizzling chemistry. The electrifying sparks when they’re in a scene. The others pose no contention at all IMO.
I have to give props to Ryu Soo Young and Choi Jung Yoon for making TB-SY’s dynamics work so incredible well. They sync SO WELL for each other. If CJY didn’t get married just recently (while filming OB), I would have been shipping something in RL. But perhaps that’s why CJY has never looked better. She looks prettier in OB, and has this ethereal glow in her in OB. A glow that I failed to see in her earlier drama Manny or her other dramas. Perhaps she’s working with a close oppa (they’d known each other since Bad Love, they worked together in the show but weren’t the OTP) so she’s comfortable with him. But either way, what I wanted to say, they RAWK.
I tried to find videos or fan-made vids of them on youtube, but failed. 😦 I guess they’re not as loved or well-received as the TH-JE OTP?
Here’s the one and only MV I found, and is one of the most beautifully made drama MVs I have ever seen: