UNCONTROLLABLY FOND -- EPISODE 6
They say if you put a bottle to your ear, you can hear the ocean
Noh Eul gets rip-roaring drunk and calls Ji Tae, confessing her love and crying and apologizing to him -- until Joon Young grabs the phone and hurls it into the ocean. Noh Eul's brother threatens Ha Ru and tells her to leave his sister alone. Noh Eul wakes up and is filled in on what happened after she blacked out. As she pieces together her night, she remembers flashes of things like barfing into a planter -- and being on Joon Young while he carries her. But Joon Young is nowhere to be found, and even his manager is worried. Ji Tae's wife, Jung Eun, has pics of Ji Tae at the concert, but he denies being there on the phone with her while hanging out with Noh Eul. Meanwhile, Choi is in a meeting and when he gets out, Joon Young's mom is there. She is stunning, all made up, jewelry, little black dress, the works. She and Choi have a brief exchange, and she leaves him slack-jawed as the elevator doors close. When Noh Eul finally finds Joon Young, he tells her in no uncertain terms to go away...
Okay, I wanted explanations and instead, all I got were more questions. Like Ji Tae interacting with his dad. He's like "Hey Dad, let's work out" and "Hey Dad, let's get drunk" but not "Hey Dad, why did Mom get so pissed off she took out that vase?" Speaking of moms, what is up with Joon Young's mother? Young Ok makes a sexy appearance tailor-made to draw Choi's eye, but why?
The family that sweats together stays together.
I like Jik, Noh Eul's brother. He's got stones, I'll give him that. Not only does he call Ha Ru's bluff (and gives her his address) but he also deposits her in a dumpster (unharmed, natch). He's really a good guy, as dedicated to her as she is to him. I realize he's a minor character, but it's nice to see him doing something besides plot exposition.
Jung Eun is a minor character, as well. We don't really know that much about her, other than she's Ji Tae's wife and that he's not in love with her and resents his dad who forced him into the relationship. I *love* her reaction when Ji Tae lies to her. She sports an expression that says sometime, somewhere down the line there will be hell to pay.
A cunning, unobtrusive disguise
And what is up with Joon Young and Noh Eul? It seems to be a case of the hot and cold running man as their relationship, working or otherwise, is unstable. I'm trying to figure out just what has him running off this time. Her drunkenness? I think not as she's not an alcoholic. Is it her relationship with Ji Tae? That's gotta be it.
It's gotten better, but that doesn't mean it's any less confusing. I'm not as impressed with it as I could be, and I'm glad I didn't pay premium to see it. When every episode leaves me scratching my head, that just means that somehow they munged things up. It not so much what happened rather than why. It would be a good thing to establish some clear assumptions before launching into the story in medias res.