|Even our sassy ghost is pouting!|
You shouldn’t act that way . . . offscreen
He put the pieces together in one episode. That's a plus. But would it kill the writer to show us Kang-joo zeroing in on the differences from the start? In his defense, Kang-joo said his new bride was acting weird. So I can create a scenario in my head that had him picking up strange vibes all along. But we never got to SEE him noticing that. How long would it take? 30 seconds at the most, for him to say, “Are you okay. You seem kind of off today?” He spent hours following her around the mall and she never once yelled at a stranger, pinched or punched him, or fell in a clumsy heap on the polished floor. Obviously this isn't your wife. Why couldn’t the writer show us one scene of him giving her a suspicious look BEFORE Roo-mi’s “no ring hint”?
You shouldn’t act that way . . . period
This set-up drives me crazy. Some villainous, manipulative female tells the heroine to back off for the good of the man she loves. So she does. The end. Excuuuuuuuse me! Does anyone else see the logic fail here? It happens over and over again. Why are K-ladies always so gullible? I get that Doo-rim feels guilty for her lies, and responsible for Oppa’s coma, and worried for her family’s safety. But how does that justify condemning her true love to a lifetime of unhappiness with Malicious Mama Ma and her Smirky Spineless Daughter? Doo-rim knows from first-hand experience that these two are capable of murder. But she still hangs her wedding ring on a potted plant and thinks he can be happy with them. Even the ghost is dissapointed in her! *Sigh* A few episodes ago, Doo-rim railed at Kang-joo for not having the guts to face death with her, but now she’s doing the same thing to him. It’s like she was offered Door #1: Fade off quietly and no one gets hurt. Or Door #2: Make trouble and we’ll take down everyone you ever cared about. Who said there were only two doors? Or how about kicking a hole in the wall? She didn’t even try to find a way to beat these psychos. Where’s the fighter we all know and love?
You shouldn’t act that way . . . INHUMAN
This . . . *Shudder* What should we call her? She’s definitely not a lady. And person seems too kind a word, as well. Doo-rim hit the nail on the head when she talked about people who only pretend to be human. She’s a very Mwahahaha kind of villain, that doesn’t seem to have any kind of normal emotions or relatable characteristics. She’s the bad guy, because the story needs a bad guy. I can live with that. But she’s just so evil. With a capital EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!
You shouldn’t act . . . no wait, you should!Roo-mi won her redemption card this week. She is now allowed a happy ending with anyone she chooses (other than Kang-joo, of course). Maybe she can marry Younger Brother, and she and Doo-rim end up BFFs for life. I wonder how many viewers were on the edge of their seats for that terrace scene, thinking “Tell him! Tell him!” I like how she didn’t fill him in on every detail, and draw him a map to where Doo-rim was. She just let him know that his wife was exactly the kind of caring person he always thought. With that one simple gesture, she wiped out every bad feeling I had for her. There’s hope for her, yet.
You shouldn’t act that way . . . but I love it
Admit it. The sudden return to pigtail pulling Kang-joo made no sense amidst the cesspool of betrayal and lies swirling around them. But who cares! This is the stuff that made me love the show in the first place. What a welcome relief to see him needle and pick on Doo-rim like the good, old days. And then see her verbally smack him down like she always did. I love the scene where he reserves the restaurant, takes a bite of the food, and starts to gag, all while his wedding ring is cheerfully shining on his finger. It’s very telling that he never once took it off, even when he felt the most wronged. Unlike his wife, he plans to push back against this malevolent fate bearing down on them. And I say a big – FIGHTING!