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[Drama Review] 'Man to Man' - Episode 2

By eric_r_wirsing   Tuesday, April 25, 2017   7,951   323   3
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MAN TO MAN -- EPISODE 2




This episode centers around Do Ha's attempts to get Seol Woo fired. She does this with the full cooperation of the actor, as he's not eager to have someone looking out for his best interests, either. But he wants it done quietly, and if Seol Woo leaves on his own it would look even better.  So she gives him an unorthodox job interview and tries to make him look bad. She fires him near the end, but Seol Woo climbs in a car and tries to save Woon Gwang when he hurtles out of control in a sabotaged vehicle...

And they leave it on a cliffhanger, just like that. I suppose it'll keep people coming back next week, but it still raises my hackles sometimes. I wonder if this will be a constant thing, or if it will be an every once in awhile thing. I know we were promised twists and turns, so maybe they're just delivering on their promise.



I think Do Ha managed to become less annoying. And it was funny to see the tables turned on her again and again as things start to fall apart, and Seol Woo is just doing his job. I think that's the funniest part -- the indignation when she finds Woon Gwang sneaking out to violate his diet, or when Seol Woo leads him out of the car and through a traffic jam to get him to a bus so he can get to the shoot on time. And he did ask for it. *snicker*

What I'd like to see is more of Seol Woo's personality. He's entirely professional, and he's all business, and his straight-man shtick is a large part of the humor. But I think trading barbs with Woon Gwang would be fairly funny as well. Maybe if they get closer we'll start to see some of that come through.



And again, we have a largely successful installment. This one was less awkward, although somewhat less action-packed as well. The humor here was large and in charge, and we were treated to several amusing situations, and largely due to Do Ha and Woon Gwang. Seol Woo was left to clean up after them. The writers have done a bang-up job here, and this series is just starting to get lit.

Score

Plot..........................8
Performance..........8
Pacing.....................9

OVERALL..............8.3

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BigBangVIP_NYC Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Oh please don't get me started on this Episode! From the 20:26 mark and his reaction to seeing a black person makes me sick to my stomach. I was highly offended by his reaction! His reaction was as though he just saw the most hideous person in the world! His reaction was uncalled for and over dramatized because the person was black. In fact some may go as far and say that it was racist. After this scene, I doubt I would watch any more of this drama. After all I cannot support ignorance i.e. ignorant writers nor ignorant actors.

Bule_Ciel BigBangVIP_NYC Tuesday, April 25, 2017

I saw that too I was wondering if he was surprised or scared not sure, did he think he was going to get beaten?

BigBangVIP_NYC Bule_Ciel Tuesday, April 25, 2017

That wasn't the reaction of being scared or being surprised in the context of the scene (surrounded by many people happily smiling and giving autographs and selfies)...it's the reaction of "what the f@ck are you?" And I don't know if you realized the music changed too once he started topping him on the shoulder...you know the kind of music that plays when something bad is about to happen...then I saw the black hand and in my heart I felt it wasn't going to be good...and they surely delivered on my fear!!

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