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Posted by beansss AKP STAFF Thursday, November 16, 2017

[Drama Review] 'Revolutionary Love' - Episode 10

Siwon, Gong Myung, Kang So Ra

So it seems that there will be some sort of big event involving a faceoff between the Kang Soo Group's president and Baek Jun (played by Kang So Ra) in regard to uncovering the truth behind Jun's father's firing. In the events leading up to this big faceoff, Byun Hyuk (played by Super Junior's Siwon) will have to choose between his father and Jun, but as the event is just starting to unfold in episode 10, Hyuk makes it clear that he has no reservations about choosing Jun over his own father, whatsoever. 

Baby, listen...

So literally, the big climax of this drama will rely solely on whether or not Hyuk will be able to side with Jun against his father and prove that his own father is guilty and wrong, and Jun's father is innocent? No trace of the deep and philosophical social commentary toward the unfair conditions of today's work force that it hinted at in the first few episodes? The series seriously plans on wrapping things up with a boring old plot about the rich and the poor clashing? I'm thoroughly disappointed. 

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This is how all mothers spend their free evenings: spying on their kids' love lives.

Let's back track a bit to how Byun Hyuk has been handling things so far. Even though Kwon Jae Hoon (played by Gong Myung) blatantly told Hyuk that meddling in Jun's father's business will only fuel the fire currently building up between Jun and the Byun family, Hyuk completely ignores Jae Hoon's advice and just does whatever he wants. And by whatever he wants, I mean using his status as the son of the Kang Soo Group's president to exercise whatever powers over anyone and everyone. He does this repeatedly, again and again, not just in the previous episodes up until now, but multiple times alone in episode 10. Almost to the point that it doesn't matter if Hyuk is really a good guy. He does all of these "right" things in a very wrong and unrealistic manner, which I believe is the key reason why he's starting to become a very dislikable character. 

THIS is why second male leads are the best. Just LOOK at how nice he's being!

Nobody understands the supposed "romantic attraction" currently developing between Hyuk and Jun. What happened between those two that could possibly have developed such complex romantic emotions. But yet, they're playing this lying game of claiming that they're "just friends" and engaging in very long, intimate hugs. Plus, what is happening with the whole love triangle between Ha Yeon Hee, Kwon Jae Hoon, and that random policeman? When did that become a thing? 

Jae Hoon: You don't have any importance in this story so just appear in as many paid advertising scenes as you can. 

What started off as a story with a lot of potential in the area of youths making a difference in the incorrect practices of society, as well as a lot to go off of in a very intricate love triangle between three good friends, is just turning into a mess of boring plot developments with predictable outcomes. It's like the scriptwriter decided to give up on the whole thing. I hope this critical review will not sound too offensive to some of you who may be enjoying the drama. Until next time, then. 




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