LUCKY ROMANCE -- EPISODE 6
Cheesiest crystal ball ever.
After the confrontation, Bo Nui and Soo Ho are restless -- sleep does not come easy. Negotiations with Gary Choi are threatened because he doesn't like Soo Ho. Soo Ho tails our heroine and derails her plans to sleep with a random tiger. He also takes her on a date -- a whirlwind tour of all the fortune tellers in the city, debunking each one. Later, Bo Nui shows up at the hospital to say goodbye to Bo Ra, to admit her failure to find a tiger. Soo Ho is there waiting for her...
Now I can't wait to find out how this turns out. The two romantic rivals are pitted against each other every episode, whether Gary Choi's reading Soo Ho the riot act or refusing to work with him. It almost seems like Gary Choi is trying to constantly one-up our cranky CEO. But Soo Ho actually has much of the power here, even if he can't see it. He's not only Bo Nui's boss but also a tiger. You know who holds all the power? Shim Bo Nui.
Salting the floor prevents slugs
Soo Ho cares a lot about Bo Nui. We can see it in all the little things that he does. But he also does not want anyone to know. His friend sees it and calls him out on it. Which also presents a problem with my shipping him and Amy. He seems to push Amy away even as he does the same to Bo Nui, as if he can't admit to himself that he has it bad for our heroine.
My skeptical nature prevents me from believing that Bo Ra's fate depends upon Bo Nui sleeping with a tiger. The only thing that gives me pause and makes me think that this might be true is that most of the cast seems to believe in the supernatural. After all, even Soo Ho fears ghosts. There's a lot of that superstition going around, and maybe that's because we're supposed to believe in all this.
Uhh...great disguise there. No one will notice you.
It's getting even better. The sight gags are integrated enough with the story to make it interesting, and there's nothing too entirely slapstick. The occasional pratfall is funny; pratfalls in every scene is overdoing it. The romance is hilarious even if the main characters have not gotten together yet. And personally, I'd like to see the rivals have it out once and for all -- and maybe have the women step in and solve things for a change.