LUCKY ROMANCE -- EPISODE 8
Soo Ho smiling? What's in that drink?
Of course it was a dream. Neither Soo Ho nor Gary finds Bo Nui as she sits by the banks of the Han and prays for Bo Ra. Next morning, she is greeted by the news that Bo Ra is slowly waking up. Our heroine comes to the conclusion that sleeping overnight at Soo Ho's did the trick. He gets her to come back to work and deal with Gary's motion capture. Later, she goes to see her sister, Soo Ho acting as her talisman. In the middle of the night, Soo Ho jolts awake when he figures out he might be in love.
This episode overdosed on cuteness, which is not a bad thing. There were tons of great moments that made me smile, and I'm grateful. Everything from a celebratory cake to Bo Nui talking to the flowers, it's more of these moments that I'd like to see. I loved the scene when they go to see Bo Ra because there's some really good news.
There's nothing quite like an OTP.
I may have to revise my shipping ideas. I was looking at it from an ideal standpoint -- everybody wins -- but how often does that happen? Besides, Soo Ho's smitten assistant is frozen out of it. So Soo Ho takes up with Bo Nui, then what of Gary and Amy? I don't think their relationship goes much beyond friendship.
So finally this show is shaping up to be the romantic comedy that it should have been. It started out sort of promising, but after that it tried too hard, from animal costumes to embarrassing situations, and it felt a bit stiff, maybe even timid. I don't know if there was a lack of chemistry or what, but I found my interest flagging.
Come on, read my palm. I know you want to.
But they fixed that. This episode was everything that I wanted the show to be in the first place -- touching, funny, and maybe a rejection of the standard melodrama tropes. We can see that stuff on the news, a comedy should shrug that stuff off and just make us laugh.