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Cheese in the Trap Ep 15 Review (and Jung’s dad is a piece of work)

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!!
YAY!
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Puff Guo stuns for Bella Taiwan (and when is her next project?)

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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Kim Go Eun and Park Bogum for G9 (and dramaverses collide!)

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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The talented and beautiful Hwang Jungeum is married! (with Ji Sung and Park Seojoon in attendance)

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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Seo Kangjoon for Grazia and Ceci (and the other half of the Cheese mess)

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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Park Haejin for High Cut (and the whole Cheese mess)

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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Cheese in the Trap Ep 14 Review (and this is the show I loved)

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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