[pictures, gifs from baidu JOJ bar and weibo]
So gorgeous it hurts, it really hurts emotionally when this is an engaging memorable scene and the pretty is only there to embellish, like so many other moments in JOJ, and KTH is carrying every one of them in poised strides. This is nothing short of a miracle.
**Spoiler pics, gifs, OMGOMGOMGOMGs ahead**
With this breathtaking scene, I remember the story with the flowers, and my heart tugged even for scummy ‘I’m Evil’ weaselly Uncle, with the succinct powerful background given to us in earlier episodes of his late daughter, fleshing every one of them out to be humans doing understandably bad, horrible things, it just takes me captive and engaged with everyone…ok except Ahjumma KingMama actress needs to tone the OTT and screeching WAYYYYYYY way down, and shame on you some veteran actress, you are so pwn’d by every youngling sharing your scene I’m embarrassed for you.
BTW, is there anyone safe as in blind from the spoiler cap of JOJ8?!?!??!??!!? If yes, please, I’m begging, teach me your madskills! Because while I can live with being spoiled by 8, I wasn’t a goner then, now I am. This is my Crack and I can’t with spoiled crack, especially when I’m anticipating this to get even more intense and awesome. ~waku~waku~doki~doki~
I tried, very hard, hopping around the webz eyes squinting but this is just EVERYWHERE:
As a spoilerphobe, it was a bummer and a blessing, because IF I was not forewarned, I do not think I’ll still have my voice. And can one squeal oneself to deaf? If yes, then my hearing too would’ve perished. However, since this is solidly written, something clearly neatly thought-out GOOD stuff, it pains me I don’t get the full dose of awesome.
However, even with seeing the caps, the intensity, the buildup, the everything leading up to the titular scene is beyond my imagination. Usually a freeze frame will capture the intensity of the moment, but not here:
Not when everything leading up is perfect, not when the scene is handled as well as these 2 actors did. But then, the capture gives it such a tenderness in contrast.
When he seeks solace in her, after the heartbreaking passing *T___T*, when she happens to be there and she perks up smelling his familiar scent, sure it is a figment of her imagination and there he is standing, needing her, to lean on, like their many fated coincidence……
There is a wrist grab…tender, longing, need, want:
I love these little touches, the sweet things Lee Soon’s thumb is doing to OkJung’s hands (where is this from? bts?!)
I love all the juxtaposing of the yummy scenes between the 2, the flashbacks are relevant in making the scene more compelling. I love how fate has a part in it, the proximity plays a part as well, but it is not simply predestined. OkJung’s first meeting with Lee Joon did not leave a romantic fluttering in her, it is her job and she cut him to size really when he’s accusing her of impropriety. I love how he’s the one who is skipping a beat first for the ‘cinderella’, again more because of how alluring she is at work. How often do we see a role reversal when the hero can not take his eyes off smitten by the heroine being her most attractive when she’s immersed in her vocation?! A vocation that is really earning her keep?! Whether it was her putting her talented touches on the garment he’s wearing close to his body, or studying lewd illustrations for the draping of fabric. All the coincidences and flashbacks did not force the point across, but deftly show us the build up of layer upon layer of their relationship. How she enters the room and how he is casting his first eye on her, unexpectedly is subtly different than they first charged and angsty meeting in palace confines…and how intricately their relationship is deepening and unfolding. I love how we know for a certainty they will realize their childhood connection, but that is not crucial in their falling: on the contrary, they have fessed up to each other their feelings, without connecting the dots. It is not of a matter.
And it rains. In a lesser production, it could’ve been there just because it looks good and the dramatics. In JOJ, it’s mentioned in passing our young King is under the pressure to pray for rain, the auspicious sign to flex his power as the son of heaven and sky ie 天子. And all he can think of is OkJung suffering in it because of wearing the hanbok fit for a queen, his queen. *A minor gripe, come on OkJung, you have your talented brain screwed firmly on your head, is it beyond silly to do as ur evilb8tchy gf said, right after what she did, just saying. Don’t let it happen again. OK?!*
It is pouring. My mind works in silly fangirly ways and I thoughts of the kiss, that rainy night in ep6 MNIKSS:
Furthermore, the buildup of the tension, in particular for our Lee Soon, is giving me a rendezous of the Childish King SamShik in ep11. *Do not ask why, when my mind is fried. It is fried.*
But the fact Lee Soon acknowledges his own childish deeds out of not able to function out of her sight, whereas our SamShik is still kicking bikes, messing with Samsoon, beating up the Samsook piggy, and later painfully wristgrabbing and dragging the woman, the cause he is going crazy, near bodies of water in the loo forcing his kiss on her. I’ll say the real King Lee Soon totally KO’d the Cold Prince.
My heart starts skipping beats when he starts dashing in the rain towards her outdoor laundry pond…and even with all that rain and feet of water between them, it’s suffocating. Lee Soon (from Csub): 如果我对你来说还不是个男人，而是触不可及的天空的话，你给我看清楚了，我这片天将为你崩塌！IF I’m NOT a man to you, but the unattainable sky, take a good look, at me…this sky is crumbling for you!
I can not be the only one busily telling my body to get back to ‘work’ and breatheeee, and I thought the dude in the doorway is just a minion holding the umbrella for the King. It didn’t hit me till the credit is rolling it is our poor puppy no chance even if the whole sky is crumbling down Guy 2. It is a delicious touch, but SangYeob will need a bigger miracle to have the skillset to deliver the character with any layers, he’ll angst, then brood, he’ll be forever friendzoned but comforted by OkJung, he’ll smile a cutest chipmunky smile, every emotion, frame by frame like he’s having us sillyfangirls who want to screencap his every cute face in mind, the bromance will crack, he may turn dark… we’ll see: