It’s one thing to lay down your life to save a boy you consider your son, but a whole different story if you know the truth that the boy is half gumiho. I can’t help but wonder if the dad would have given up his life so graciously to save KC if he knew who KC really was. To him – all this time KC was the boy who brought him luck and fortune and grew to love him as his own son, but I feel like a part of him would have hesitated to take the sword for KC if the dad had known KC’s true heritage. That’s why I am really grateful that the dad didn’t know anything when he made his ultimate sacrifice. As a father of two children of his own, he owed it to them to be their father first and foremost, but he endangered his life to save another man’s son. If he had known the truth about KC, I don’t think he would have done the same thing. Even KC’s own mother needed time to come to terms with who KC might grow up to be and she chose not to live out her life with him. By being in the dark as he made his sacrifice, this one monumental act of love might end up being that beacon that will light up the moments of darkness KC will have to face in the near future as he learns about who he is and come to terms with it. Whatever happens now – no matter how many friends and loved ones end up turning their backs on him, KC will at least have this moment to hold onto for comfort– proof that at least one man genuinely loved him enough to die for him.
Is it really wrong to say I want to see how far this unrequited love story goes? I want Gon to confront YW with his feelings and not always remain silent cuz his love deserves to be known just as much as the next guy’s.
Ever since the two leads of Gu Family were announced last year, I have been so eager to recap this and posted it on my side widget for upcoming drama right away. I’ve always liked Suzy since Dream High and then Big and been a fan of LSG since 1n2d, MGIAG, and K2H. I just knew that the two of them together would make this Spring drama just perfect. Nothing deterred me – not even the fact that it’s a sageuk and had scary stuff about gumihos. Anyone who has read my Arang recaps knows how chicken I can get recapping something scary late at night. Now they don’t have to go through that twice since Joonni isn’t even fazed by the gumiho subplot. I always knew other blogs would be recapping Gu Family, but as most of you know not that many do live recaps. When I worked on Faith with Joonni over at her blog, she was living in the states and had to live stream so that is why I did the live recap version first. Now that she has moved to Seoul, she no longer needs to stream and can recap live so there is no need for both of us to cover the same drama. Since most of my readers know that sageuk dramas are not exactly my forte, I don’t think it will come as much of a shock that I won’t be recapping this drama anymore since I will be parked over at Joonni’s along with everyone else. She is fluent and can read and write Korean as well so I know she can do these live recaps better than anyone. As soon as Joonni decided to pick up Gu Family for her next drama recap, I knew that our enjoyment of this drama had been escalated to “daebak” status. I hope that everyone who has been looking forward to this drama will join me and gather at Joonni’s every Monday and Tuesdays for the next 24 episodes.
Here is her site link: http://joonni.com/
Off topic: YAI looking really great
I admit YAI is droolworthy hot in this drama, but sadly the story is not gripping enough to make me want to recap. However, eye candy is still eye candy so screenshots will have to do and suffice.
Mental note and lesson to be learned - one should always smile when you are alone in a bookstore just in case seeing you triggers the guy’s memories of your previous meeting.
Prince: “I never do anything I dont have confidence in”
JOJ: I have a secret weapon- what is in my hands – something that never gives up: Hope.