I FREAKING MADLY SHIP THIS PAIR TOGETHER! SOOOOOOOOOOO CUTE!
I don’t know if Samcheonpo and Yun Jin will be OTP, or will they ever stand a chance of becoming one (writer seems to be pushing for a Haetai-Yun Jin pair in Ep 7 preview), but I musn’t be the only one, ONLY ONE, who went all GAGALOONY over the interactions in Ep 6 right? The boy-girl hate cuteness, the awkward misunderstandings, the silly arguments, SO FREAKING HILARIOUS TOGETHER! I musn’t be the only one shipping them, I know please tell me I’m not the only one.
Drama continues to top each episode by another. Apart from it being such an awesemesauce episode filled with warmth and realistic undertones, this ep sealed the deal for me. That these characters make the drama, the parents, the kids, their interactions, I am not even gonna kid myself, this may end up even more of a fav than R1997. Serious.
It gets to the cockles of your heart, just like how R1997 did it good for me, but this one managed to make me CRY real good tears for once. Real ugly human tears, filled with remorse and regret. I really really loved Ep 6, everything that transpired between the characters, the realism of it all, the ups and downs, all part and parcel of life. I didn’t even mind the length, I couldn’t make myself to bother in fact, everything was just SO TRUE SO REAL. The emotional crybaby me was in tears most of time watching Mommy go through daily life thinking about how some things are habitually taken for granted, how magnanimous, sacrificial and conditional familial love can be. It rings very close to heart because I’d experience the exact same thing with my mom few years back, and even now occasionally. These are small trivial things to us, all habitually matter of fact, we don’t question because we think and know Mom will do it, out of love, for no condition. Those scenes totally killed me, I really did feel a pang of guilt and regret for not having seen through these lil things that Mom’s been doing for us all her life, or rather, seen but have never made an effort to relieve or appreciate. Na Jung’s narration about the kids and their treatment of Mom, total spot on, perfect reflection of how some things go under the rug, unseen, unfelt and under-appreciated because of our habitual cognisance to Mom’s responsibility and duty in our lives. Writer is a genius, because whatever shown in that mere 20 minutes, exact depiction of reality that I’d been through. I have been there. T_T
The family continues to be awesome, I don’t even mind the cultural disconnect from earlier episodes. There are still things that feel out of place, but nothing overly buggy that I can specifically pin-point on. I start to focus on the characters and their individual stories, the minute and gradual changes in their interactions with people around them, the parents especially. Some things and scenes may feel unnecessary to the supposed plot (involving NJ and her hubby) but IMO it isn’t as significant compared to the growing up and realistic development of the characters in here. I love that all characters are unique and distinctive, but blend and mesh in perfectly well together, with such heartwarming lovely chemistry. A few episodes ago we had Samcheonpo and Haetai bickering like enemies to no end, now they’re like the BROMANCE of the show. Na Jung and her forever awesome Oppa, Chilbong and his forever sweet and considerate gestures, Bingurae and his awkward quietness, the BROS and awkward Yun Jin, the family feels even closer and more connected than what we had in R1997 – familial bond and friendship combined.
The good thing this time around I am not really or truly bothered who NJ will end up with, though I’m Oppa ship forever and ever. This drama benefits from writing that zeroes on more substantial and relatable issues that make you ponder and think about. There is definitely something for everyone in here, be it life lessons, perspectives that differ from points of views and realistic problems that are never really discussed on the face. Although they do come across pretty disjointed and all over the place, I still appreciate writer’s effort to depict and decipher these issues from different angles. R1997 did it before, and I feel R1994 is throttling ahead with MORE. You feel and connect with these issues on a deeper and more emotional level, you really do.
Some people seem to have jumped ship after Ep 6, some people wavered, and I get and understand why. Who wouldn’t adore the sweetest and kindest thing on earth – Chilbong? Possibly the sweetest, most thoughtful and considerate OTHER GUY ever. EVER.
But my heart is firm, never swung, I’d take fluffy cotton candy over CHANEL perfume anytime. LOL (yeah right!)
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