WHITECARROT’s episode 3
My heart’s already breaking for Jin-rak. 😦 Poor guy. He saw her first. In any normal relationship he would totally get the girl. But with Enrique’s infectious smile, what’s a girl going to do?
Loved episode 3. Adorable. My mental thesaurus is so limited for this show. Cute, happy, cute. The show is just breezy and fun in every way. I have to say Dok-mi’s high school bully, Do-hwi is hilarious. Her clothes are just plain hideous but that makes her so much more ridiculous. When she tries to pull all the stops to get Jin-rak’s attention. But Jin-rak only has eyes for our Dok-mi.
Super short summary
1. Most Awkward Dinner Ever: Enrique makes Dok-mi stay for dinner with Seo-yeong and Tae-joon. Props to Seo-yeong for not being your average evil second lead. She actually apologizes to Dok-mi when she misunderstands Dok-mi upon initial meeting. Enrique and Dok-mi mutually realize their unrequited/first love for Seo-yeong and Tae-joon respectively.
2. Do-hwi hits on Jin-rak but her plans are foiled by the talkative Dong-hoon. She throws herself repeated onto Jin-rak literally to no avail. Flower boys #2, 3, and 4 (Jin-Rak, Dong-hoon, Watanabe) eat out at Bibigo (blatant advertising for sponsor).
3. Jin-rak and Dong-hoon almost get kicked out of the apartment because they are 1 day late for rent. Dong-hoon and Wantanabe produce 100,000 won. Dok-mi succeeds in opening her door at the last minute and producing the last 20,000 won, saving Jin-rak from eviction
4. Dok-mi lies to Enrique to get out of going on a “revitalizing trip to clear their mind of their failed respective romances.” Enrique buys into the lie. He believes Dok-mi must see her sick grandmother and manages to whisk Dok-mi away, much to Jin-rak’s frustration.
PINKBLOSSOM’s episode 4
Super Short Summary
1. Dok-mi and Enrique go on their little trip together, and they eventually end up at the beachside.
2. Do-hwi continues to hit on Jin-rak like no other, but he merely sees her as a bridge to Dok-mi. Jin-rak, btdubs, apparently used to be “Oh Jae-won,” but he got his name legally changed. Iiiinteresting.
3. Dok-mi and Enrique spend the night at a haunted home (according to the hilariously conniving grandmother who ones the home), though Enrique stays in his car. When the lights suddenly start to flash, Dok-mi is reminded of the ghost tale and screams her lungs out – prompting Enrique to come racing. In the darkness, he barges into Dok-mi and they get tangled up… and when the lights flicker back on:
Like whitecarrot, my thesaurus is just so lacking when it comes to this show. Cute, cute, and more cute. Sweet, sweet, sweet. Heartache for Jin-rak, courtesy of the Pinkblossom Malady.
Speaking of Jin-rak: What the?! Was the person Do-hwi came looking for Jin-rak, not Dok-mi? When we heard the PI’s voiceover in Episode 2, all we learned was that “the person” was super easy to find, and that s/he had been living at the complex for 3 years. Drat the Korean language and its lack of clarity where pronouns are concerned. When Dok-hwi first saw Dok-mi at the protest, she seemed genuinely surprised – I initially thought it was all an act, but now I wonder if she hadn’t been searching for Dok-mi at all… Do-hwi was telling her friends to looking for “Oh Jae-won” when they were rifling through the residents’ mail in Episode 4, and she was surprised to learn from Dong-hoon that her rescuer’s name was Oh Jin-rak. Hmmm what could possibly be going on?
If we want to start talking about imagery and symbolism, there will be no end, so I’ll leave that to you Patch Friends. Just a quick thought that entered my head when Enrique and Dok-mi stepped onto the beach: How utterly convenient that on an empty, deserted beach, there are the perfect, brand new materials to build a sand castle – and a pretty darned elaborate one at that. But I do love the imagery: our city Rapunzel looking down at the castle…
What did you think of Episodes 3 & 4? Please share! 😀