… a continuation of our excited-to-be-reunited conversation…
Whitecarrot: Yes, the Year of Reunions. Lee Dong-wook and Lee Da-hae. So beautiful in My Girl. I literally love My Girl to pieces, and it’s one of the super classics in my book. I was so excited to hear that Lee Dong-wook personally called Lee Da-hae to ask her to join him for Hotel King. My eagerness plummeted when I heard the plot was about hotel management, faux-cest, power struggle, and revenge. Then the teasers came out, and I just became depressed. Lee Da-hae looks like half the woman she used to be (like literally). She looked waif-thin and just sickly pale. The couple I had loved so much looked like completely different people. I did not need the drama to be a My Girl rehash. But things were so different than what I had expected, I could not bring myself to watch Hotel King.
Pinkblossom: I watched – actually, fast-forwarded – the first few episodes hoping the cheesiness level would die down once we got into the plot proper… but it never quite happened. So I just watched the official Youtube clips if the clip title looks semi-interesting. Sad sad sad. Having internal troubles halfway through the show certainly didn’t help… The fanservice at the end wasn’t a bad touch, though~
Whitecarrot: Reunion #2 Lee Jun-ki and Nam Sang-mi from Time of Dog and Wolf. I love Lee Jun-ki even though so many things about him just don’t work. He’s just wrong, wrong, wrong but so right, right, right. Regardless, I have not checked out Joseon Gunman since I have a hard time following period works. But I haven’t ruled it out for marathon-ing.
Pinkblossom: I remember Time of Dog and Wolf was one of my first sneak-watch dramas back in the good ol’ days of DSL – do any of you young ’uns even know what that is? 😉 Looking at their baby faces… gah! Jung Kyung-ho looked so CUTE – now he’s just shmexy heh heh heh. I’ve enjoyed watching Lee Jun-ki and Nam Sang-mi grow over the years, and I was looking forward to seeing them reunited. I honestly don’t know why I never started Joseon Gunman. And now, I haven’t heard too much about it, which makes me wonder if it’s worth checking out… Why are all these reunions tanking?!