I have won the lottery. (You too! Read On.)
Thank you TPTB (and obviously JUNG!WOO!) for granting me one big, very shallow, silly wish.
Happy to report I now have a collection of ‘stolen ***spoiler*** gifs for SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES’ neatly in a folder. And these are from the latest episodes. Always be prepared for a gloomy freezing rainy day, the blues, a Monday. I still want one where he is patting Binggeure in 2013 on the sofa and the one he shakes off his coat in 3 twitches (and he still have a sweater inside, so this is not pervy. I do want to study intensely how to shake off a winter coat in three CUTEST wriggles)
It is extremely tedious watching R1994 for me, especially when I still have not done 10% of my Christmas list. I have no lights up, no tree, no nothing. Very bah humbug, which is not my intention when I spent time instead catching up on R1994 (and other dramas!)
Of course I am as normal as any watching and just fell in love some more with SamChunPo in 15. That is one great character nicely fleshed out. How our countrybumpkin boy is growing up to be a man supportive of his wayward woman. SWOON! (from someone who can’t really stand him in the beginning). Dad is DABOMB. Sung DongIl, you have moved up several notches on my AhjusshiI<33333 list when you are already up there. I love how NJ hollers like her Daddy. I could watch an episode of NJ having a grand word-sparring battle with her Daddy.
Frankly, I still do not love it half as much as its fandom as a drama if I put on my critical hat. The episodes are too long and feels longer. An hour and a half is a piece of cake as far as this habitual drama-marathoning loon is concerned, but this ‘drama’ begs judiciary editing from the get-go, copious amount of it every episode except one or 2 (12 and 13). I think it was Mr.X quipping casually, this material is fit for a daily, a family drama where we enjoy the easy comfort of spending some time with characters everyday, characters we get to know like family instead of driven by a strong narrative. I mean it when I said it is tedious. Because I do love these characters very much, but when I have been just enjoying spending time with them, with not much of any investment in the shipping war, it is not as engaging as it should/could. I do not find a need to dissect their every action and judge them accordingly or put them on a scale of who deserves our NaJung as if she is a prime prized hog at county fair. No. None of that. Up till this very point I am fine with either or, or none. Yes I have an irrational fangirl bias for JungWoo, and it is simply the ‘How will JungWoo outcute himself?’ that is driving my addiction. I, for one, spent most of my teen years being silly, crushing and falling in love, but marrying any of my crushes/loves instead of my now better half, whom I did not even know existed for quite a few years later at NJ’s age?! No, thank you. And I am damn sure I am not the only one. We are all young once, all feelings are genuine and intense in the heat of it, but statistically how many of us marry the first love, our 20 year old self’s ‘love of our life’?
In the nitty-gritty, Trash is not an easy guy to live with and he can drive NJ and other earthlings absolutely bonkers and shouty even when he’s JUNGWOO, the definition of SO VERY CUTE. I kind of lived like Trash my college years (not as extreme of course, I swear) and I had a hard time daily tolerating my own mess in need of help and interventions. Cleaning lady is Godsent and despicable!me have not got the Xmas gift. What I am saying is, knowing how much the writer LUB the Who’s the hubby game *YAWNZZ* he/she will keep at it till the very end. I just have no interest in any of it because as far as I am concerned, I see NJ happily married in 2013, all the oppas, her yummy bffs are lined up, seating neatly in her living room. What more can a woman ask, huh?!?
Now CB, this gets very personal. I have never been in a relationship where I felt nothing for the guy but was later wooed into it myself. I fell in love with whomever I want and whenever I want, if it so happens the other party reciprocated….YES!! If not, I quite enjoyed my own fun crushing, no problemo. When I have a craving for dokbokki (I blame you NJ!), there is no use spoon-feeding me perfectly cut up pieces of garlicky stirfried broccoli goodness telling me it’s superfood so very magical for you even when broccoli is a veg I like and would crave when I feel like it. I do think CB the character suffers from the writing and editing the most out of everyone. I want to see more of CB other than him pining for NJ and playing baseball. Why did we not get a scene in the ample 90 mins an episode of CB having a care about his very close cousin Binggeure…..when the boy had a very hard time with school or life in general? Or when B’s Mom, ie I assume CB’s aunt, is sick? Or when B is in hospital and we get Binggeuru asking how CB is faring but CB is all caught up with NJ some more?!?!?! I am not going to judge CB as too self-centered, my gut is telling me it’s more the writer/PD’s lapses omitting him crucial character building scenes, but if we are pitching guys now, on one hand we have the sloppy Trash caring and giving B a pat or a slap at all the most perfect timing and CB brain diagram is all about baseball and how to coerce NJ to spend time with him, keeping his own chances to win the girl. I also am not too keen on forcing a kiss without consent when the girl has made it clear she has no feelings for you, worse yet when you know she is actively crushing someone else. I call it manhandling, or assault. It is akin to wristgrabbing really, you are forcing your lips onto hers when she is opposite of asking for it. It is a big person for NJ to be so concerned with CB’s feelings when the news broke of the Oppa Kiss, but I cringed at how CB reacted. A bigger person should at least keep the front of happy for her, and wallow in your misery at your own time, you are the person who is in love with her, she is an individual, she has no obligation to do as you want her to. The person you are supposed to be loving is happy and glowing in love, even when you are hurting and bleeding inside, there must be some heart left to be genuinely wishing her happiness first and foremost, even if you are not her guy. I do not need CB to be a bigger person, they are all so young and will obviously mature into better, yummier guys but that was not an attractive moment. The promise he is trying to get out of NJ in a few years?! Not cool. Yes, no one know for sure what the future has in store, but I am not as big a person as NJ, if I were her, I would take it as wishing me misery so you can get what you want at my expense. Many may find the pining of a good catch very romantic, I see it as unwanted baggage. I just do not find the 20 yo CB swoonworthy. But that is not saying I am counting out the 30 yo CB, given if he changes his ways. If a ~30 yo NJ meets a grown up CB that could put NJ’s feelings first and foremost and respect her by not forcing it and she falls for him at her own pace, I am all for it. That is, it peeves me with love has an agenda like a baseball game: No, we r not a baseball to be swung around and batted repeatedly to follow the exact curve you want the trajectory, given off as a symbolic token of an object, hard work and perseverance pays off does not gain you a ‘win’ of a girl’s affection.