A commentor on dramabeans on the previous episode accurately noted that Seol lacked chutzpah (which is such a great word). That is clearly no longer the case. What i find especially pleasant is that it wasn’t that she was timid but decided to say what she’d always been thinking instead of pretending that everything was fine. She took down Minsoo and Sangchul like nothing else, and it was ridiculously satisfying to behold. And she sure dealt Yoo Jung a severe blow. It’s one I think he needed, and one I’m surprised he took. He could easily have fobbed the whole text ordeal off on Inha, but 1) he clearly values Seol too much to do so and 2) he does see a large part of it as his fault. I’ve been seeing Yoo Jung as a mind-reader for so long (seeing as I haven’t read the webtoon) that I forgot he was human. He saw something creepy in Young Gon but ignored it, because in Inho’s words…
What I love most about Cheese in the Trap has to be how much happens despite the main couple spending so much time apart. Other shows normally require both people in the same scene, or working towards a common goal to have forward movement in terms of plot but Seol, Yoo Jung, and Inho are off doing different things, and yet a fascinating new set of struggles opens up.
Somehow this episode felt like a great deal of set-up, with threads of conflict slowly being introduced to the overall plot. We’ve (very refreshingly) seen Seol and Yoo Jung talk things out several times now, that most dramas take ages to resolve, but there’s a growing note of discomfort that’s arisen in their relationship and it’s not Young Gon or Minsoo or the looming future, or even the obnoxious Inha (who by the looks of it will meet Seol tomorrow), it’s Yoo Jung himself.
(Yoo Jung’s parade sure was rained on)
The episode I was waiting for finally came around and cleared up all but one question that’s been haunting the past four episodes (what happened to Inho’s hand?). I’m delighted by the amount of time we spent in Yoo Jung’s head today because it finally allows you get a feel for who he is (without other’s filters getting in the way) and he’s a squishy teddy bear. Okay, maybe not a teddy bear. A lion?
Yoo Jung sits next to Seol and gives her a wave. She waits for death. While Dr. Kang lectures on how they have to make the best of her class seeing as they’re paying ten times the tuition she did. Seol furtively packs her stuff and practically dashes out of class just as Yoo Jung prepares to ask her out for lunch.
[Sit back people, because this is going to be a long one. Cheese in the Trap would give a psychologist a field day. Interactions are more than what they seem and my fingers are just about dead. I hope you enjoy it though!]
We start off with our completely stoned heroine, Hong Seol (Kim Go Eun), being shaken out of approaching unconscious by her best friend Jang Bora (Park Minji( who tells her to stop drinking. Seol proceeds to ignore her friend and down another, mentally yelling that she’s tried and has had enough. She points to someone we don’t see, saying that it’s all his fault.
Seol then half-collapses and drunkenly (and cutely) says that she’s going to drop out of school. Bora wonders what on earth she’s going on about while the cutie with them Kwon Euntaek (Nam Joohyuk) cutely imitates her aegyo. They decide to take her home before she embarrasses herself but it’s too late. Seol’s more focused on where the object of her irritation has gone and searches for where he is. She finds him… Continue reading
Heaven know why but I”m more nervous than Jisung as to the outcome of tonight’s drama awards. Having been snubbed for the grand prize at the Baeksangs, I’m praying this’ll be the night he is properly honoured for his talents. I did download the complete ceremony but MBC’s being slow with updating the clips so some videos are missing 🙂 In the meantime I’ll post translations of all the speeches.
EDIT: JISUNG WON THE DAESANG PEOPLE!
The hosts for the night Shin Dongyup and actress Lee Sungkyung (who did an opening song and dance for the ceremony) did start off by telling winners to try and make their speeches as brief as possible due to this being a live broadcast and not wanting to run over time, which I thought was a pretty poor move to make that chances are that you’ll forget someone if you speed through things but there you go! Continue reading