The winner this week is once again, Big. Sorry Bridal Mask but it’s hard to beat my drama love for it. Warning: This might be short post since I’m lazy to write my thoughts down.
Big Episode 7-8
As usual I don’t know where to begin. There’s so much to tackle, so little time. The shell and the soul concept was in focus once more. Da Ran can differentiate the two already but Kyung Joon’s dog manners were a funny mix. I think where it levels up it is the commitment with the marriage and all. I’m glad they ended that argument already since I would have gotten annoyed if they prolonged it.
There was a lot of side character screen time. But what was still most important was that finally, we’ve got the back story to how Kyung Joon’s mother died. It’s sad that he wasn’t able to convey his affections for his mother. He was truly remorseful, adding to the trauma. I feel that because of that incident, Kyung Joon is scared to love and tries to push aisde the people who care about him. He doesn’t want them to end up like his mom.
How timely that Da Ran acts as a grown-up who Kyung Joon can lean on. I love the scene above so much. How he lets Kyung Joon drop his defenses and let him forgive himself. Another adorable scene is when she proposes to him. Too bad it’s not meant romantically. I love their pairing so much. Kyung Joon really brings out the best in Da Ran. He pushes her to stand up for herself and not allow herself to be bullied. We also see the shift in Da Ran’s behavior as she considers her own feelings over what Yeon Jae will think.
The Hong Sisters don’t seem to be running out of twists because what a cliffhanger this week was! I like how the soul switching isn’t sudden but something gradual. Because it prepares our characters for the heartbreak. I’m intrigued with the connection of Yeon Jae and Kyung Joon. I always suspected they had the same father but I’m hoping it’s something better than that. Uggggh, why do they have to speak cryptically? Let’s just wait for the answer next week then.
Bridal Mask Episode 9-10
Episode 9 was pretty bleak compared to the past episodes. It basically just drives across three main points, which centers on Shunji. First is his connection to past with Kang To. It’s was interesting to note that Shunji was the one who helped him become an officer. Second is how he will go to lengths to prove himself worthy to Konno, by being the bait of the Kishokai. Third, is the apparent distant change between Kang To and him. Ever since the former interrogated Chief Taro, he was never the same. When it’s his father concerned, Shunji actually cares? It’s weird to see him become a slave for his father when he himself didn’t like that about Kenji. Kang To was doing his job so there should be no ill feelings if you’re actually being professional. Either way, he’s completely in the dark side by now.
I was completely crushed when Kang To said to Shunji, they probably shouldn’t have become friends in the first place. It’s sad when good friends part ways especially when a girl is the sole reason for it. Episode 10 was the culmination of the President Jo’s arc. It’s crazy how everything is connected and will always lead up to the point of one on one.