Am I the only one that feels that we are going around in a narrative loop? Join me as I discuss some of the pros and cons of this week’s episodes as we try to figure out where we are going to end up.
Con – Deja vu
The more we watch our story the more we discover that there is nothing unique going on. In fact, we discover that Ha Ru and Dan Oh actually became self-aware in the last story as well. We get to watch a lot of the same interaction, just this time in hanbok. I can’t be the only one that feels that the same scenes multiple times are making the story drag. (Clkytta: I’m feeling it too.)
Pro- Dan Oh is My Beginning
Some of the best scenes, in my opinion, are between Baek Kyung and Ha Ru. Sure, they all follow the same fight about who belongs with Dan Oh. But this time, we got a nice discussion on whether the writer is still moving the plot even while they are self-aware. It was kind of a lot of filler mumbling (I still have no clue what is going on with whether the characters really are self-aware or if that is also part of the story.) but I loved when Ha Ru declared that his beginning was always Dan Oh. It made my heart flutter.
Con – Uhm… you are only 17
If nothing else, this story really hit me hard with how stupid it is for a high school chaebol to be running a company. I’m sorry, but unless they are a legit genius I don’t want my livelihood being decided by a teenager with a crush.
Pro – Joo Da is finally showing some spunk
I’m a big fan of almost self-aware Joo Da. I love that she is seeing Do Hwa for the great guy he is, as well as standing up to the annoying bully girls. I legit cheered when she took the bully’s spray bottle and gave her a dose of water. WOOT for characters developing a backbone.
Undecided – The Creator’s Heart
It is art class, and we are pairing off to work with some clay and make a pot. All of our leads are being cheesy, cranky, or jealous. There is a lot of bad pottery being made. There is also a lot of romance happening between Ha Ru and Dan Oh as he makes her heart pitter-patter with his crafting skinship. SO much skinship that her heart monitor goes off. Baek Kyung and Ha Ru keep reacting the same way, so a pattern appears. Am I the only one that sees this as some fanfic waiting to happen? Hehehe.
Con – Dan Oh never looks beyond herself
The last few episodes have made it really hard to be Team Dan Oh. Every time she is on screen she is all, “Ha Ru, Ha Ru, Ha Ru,” or she is being a jerk to Baek Kyung. I thought after her being supportive in the last episode we could at least hope for a lack of aggression on her part. But no, once again, she only focuses on her own feelings, and she attacks him, and the writer, for her situation. It is getting bad when I am cheering more for boring Joo Da over our once-spunky heroine.
Pro – Will you accept this ring?
Despite Ha Ru really trying to change the story, Baek Kyung proposes in a total cheesy manor. Even as Ha Ru pulls the plug in the very last second, before she accepts the proposal, events just reset. But it is a fake out as it becomes a hookup between two of the other extras. Also, our Squid Fairy sees the new student and gets very shocked.
Con – I’m going to die
Did they ever explain why Dan Oh is the only one that can see the upcoming storyboard? This time she sees a doozy as she witnesses herself dying while getting surgery. Eeek. Will they be able to change the story?
I think that part of the problem I have with the story is that we have all these character connections but they are all one-dimensional relationships. We have Baek Kyung and Ha Ru, we have Ha Ru and Dan Oh, then we have Dan Oh and Ha Ru. As much as their stories are intertwined, they never overlap. There are no layers of emotions and feelings and interaction with the three together. It is all separate, and so, for the most part, I just can’t get past all the basic tropey plot that we are circling with. Will that change now that the stakes just got higher, or am I destined to remain detached until the end? Guess only time will tell.
Until the next glitch,
Dramas With a Side of Kimchi