I am watching Cheese in the Trap right? Not a reverse gender version of Oh My Venus or the gazillion dramas that’ve gone before it, using the same damn plotlines over and over. The latter half of today’s episode was so formulaic I could scream at the injustice of it all, given how brilliantly Cheese started. And unfortunately, tomorrow’s episode promises to be more of the ‘same old’. Seol fighting for her life, chaebol parent disapproves of commoner daughter, Seol’s parents will blame Jung, Jung breaks up with Seol ‘for her own good’. And worse, tvN’s promised us a lovely timeskip for the ending. I can’t even. But let’s focus on the good? Because there were some redeeming parts of today’s episode. Inho is thankfully relegated back to his actual role as a supporting character!!
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Puff Guo made my favourite list along with Aaron Yan after my first Taiwanese drama Just You. I loved her as Heechul’s WGM wife and as Du Kai Qi in the breezy, underrated Pleasantly Surprised and she’s definitely well-loved in Taiwan, which is I find it so surprisingly that it’s been almost 2 years since her last project. I can’t read Chinese and Taiwanese news doesn’t really make it onto the blogsphere so I’d be grateful if anyone could enlighten me. Onto the photoshoot though! Ms. Guo recently graced the cover of magazine Bella (her newest Facebook profile pic) and the shoot was too gorgeous not to post. Love that rose-gold hair colour on her. Hopefully we get to see her back onscreen soon!
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G9 probably made every ‘Cheese’ and Reply 1988′ fans’ day with this CF. Park Bogum’s star is so high these days I can’t believe it was barely a year ago when he was the cute cellist/conductor on ‘Naeil’s Cantabile’ (of which he was the only good thing about). Kim Goeun’s star is just as high, especially after ‘Cheese’. I wonder how she must have felt about the whole scene swapping, and having to reshoot the same scenes with different men. She’s doing the best with what’s she’s been given though, and despite how messily it’s been playing out (onscreen and off) I think we can all agree that she’s one of the best things about Cheese. Check out the CF below!
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And she’s married! Her wedding’s already a hot topic (trending #1 on Naver) because of the sheer volume of celebrities that showed up and one very conspicuous person who didn’t. Ayumi (her former Sugar bandmate who flew all the way from Japan) attended the 700 guest bash while Park Soojin (whose wedding Hwang Jungeum attended) make excuses not to go. Ah well, all’s fair in love because the bride sure is glowing.
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And we’ve the other side of the coin with Seo Kangjoon, who’s being pulled deeper into netizen conspiracies about sponsors and the like. I’m keeping an open mind on all fronts but the two prevailing theories are that Seo Kangjoon just got the wrong end of the stick because the PD’s mental, or that he has a sponsor who pressured the PD and production company (mighty powerful sponsor then) to switching Haejin’s scenes for his, and essentially used Park Haejin’s name to get the drama out there, and then cut him off to propel Seo Kangjoon to fame. Whew! Park Haejin’s getting the lion’s share of public sympathy though so the sooner this gets clarified (especially with Seo Kangjoon just having been cast for another drama) the better it is for all parties.
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The Cheese in the Trap controversy’s finally blown up, and you know it has to be pretty bad if a sweet-natured fellow like Park Haejin’s speaking out. Here’s hoping PD Lee Yoonjung issues some form of clarification and what had better be a very sincere apology, if she hopes to continue in her line of work (as it is I don’t think she’ll be getting hired anytime soon). But here’s Park Haejin for High Cut, shot back when he was being used to promote Cheese. Now that’s more Yoo Jung sunbae than we’ve seen in Cheese.
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Shortest review ever. I don’t even know why I’m not just leaving this as a comment on netizenbuzz instead but maybe it’s because I can’t use screencaps there. Show got better again, though we could still do with a less Inho (though I do love the boy to pieces).
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Seo Kangjoon is gorgeous, and Cheese seems to want to emphasize that fact, repeatedly. Which I’m totally oay with. The number of screenshots I’ve saved of his face are second to only my collection of Shin Segi. Just look at that perfection!
That being said, I must admit some confusion as to where the plotline is going. It was easy enough to ignore for the past few episodes because Seol and Jung still had a lot to solve, but now that their conflict’s over for the most part, it’s blatantly obvious that Inho and Seol split each episode. Today, in particular, felt more like a day in the life of Inho. It’s problematic as hell (because he isn’t the lead and the scriptwriter doesn’t seem to get that) but what’s surprising is how affecting it is. Continue reading “Cheese in the Trap Ep 13 Review (and deflating cheese?)”
In Ah informs Jinwoo that Il Ho’s private helicopter has requested clearance for flight. He speeds over in time to catch Gyuman before he boards. Events proceed as they did the previous episode and Gyuman finds himself in an interrogation room with In Ah.
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In Ah introduces herself as the prosecutor in charge of Gyuman’s case. Moosuk demands answers from Tak Youngjin who smirks and says that they were the ones who wanted him to switch prosecutors. Nam Il Ho’s surprisingly slow as he continues to ask Youngjin just what the meaning of this is. In Ah answers.
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