LUCKY ROMANCE -- EPISODE 7
What not to do when you're locked out
Soo Ho meets Bo Nui at the hospital. She tells him to buzz off, but ultimately ends up at his house after a drunken night. The next day, Gary Choi tries to confront Soo Ho -- but the tech genius wins this one. That afternoon, Soo Ho debunks our heroine's superstitions, and his dad falls prey to bad luck in short order. Bo Nui resigns, says goodbye, and tries to commit suicide with Bo Ra. The two men race to save her, and the episode ends with her sleeping at Soo Ho's, and, while sleeping, their fingers touch...
Ha ha! I guess I was wrong about superstitions, at least as far as this show is concerned. I know one thing: I won't be writing my parents' names in red ink anytime soon. I probably should have seen this coming -- a lot of people in this drama seem to think that talismans and such are a really good idea.
Ugh! No more bad poetry!
Soo Ho and Gary's rivalry is turning ugly. I half-expect to see it turn into fisticuffs before long, though Soo Ho is no fighter. It's interesting, because as much as Gary insists that his interest in her is brotherly, there's definitely more there. *Unclefan! koff koff* This episode proved that. Soo Ho's attraction to her is natural; she's attractive, vulnerable and she has a very sister-like relationship with him. He seems to want to protect her, even as she pushes him away.
This was very in-your-face with the melodramatic tropes -- the possible cheating, petty jealousies, orphanhood, and the family member in the hospital were present and accounted for. I was just grateful there were enough cute moments to stop it from becoming a cry-fest. It's like the writers set up a messed up situation, and they challenged themselves to try and find the lighter side of every other plot point other than poor Bo Ra.
Oh man, that laxative worked better than I thought...
I could do with less of the melodrama. Life is sometimes painful, but this is supposed to be a rom-com. It should start acting like it.