If only he knew how much his smiles affect her pounding heart – the more he leans in, the louder her heart thumps – bet it was deafening right about now.
It takes a lifetime to know some people, but others in a heartbeat. That’s what KC has been for YW. She didn’t need all those years of growing up with him to fall in love – all she needed was their first meeting as children to plant the seed. Once they met as grownups, with each encounter, that seed took root and began to grow. Her tears, concerns, and growing feelings just made her emotions even stronger for him. It took KC a while to catch up, but lately he has been running towards her a lot. Not just when he needed her to calm the gumiho in him either. Others around them have already sensed it, but these two are headed for that point when they have to own up to their feelings for each other. Since YW is already ahead emotionally, it would be great if KC was the one to declare his feelings aloud to her first. She has tread cautiously all this time cuz of SJ’s warnings about their fate so I am really hoping KC is the one to just make that leap.
Gu Family Book E11, E12, E13
Nine E20: You know when you wish and pray for a great conclusion – well this one comes decorated with bows ( lots of cute scenes and happy moments). Everything falls into place and when the dust settled after E19, what we got to see clearly is that this show had one of the strongest finales I’ve seen in a while. I have the perfect screencap to prove it. It’s not this one - this is the tame version of the one below.
*Thoughts on the finale posted on comments
Nine E15 - E20
End of the world E11 and E12 finale
Who knew an actor could beat out an idol singer at dancing to a girl group’s song. You have to hand it to YSY – when he brings on the charm, not even someone like HJ can stand in his way.
*Gu Family recaps will take up all my time and energy on Mon/Tues so Barefoot E5 recap will be posted on either Wed or Thurs after 1n2d recap.
It must have been nice to be the center of attention for an entire trip. When CKH talked about the memories she made on 1n2d, it reminded me of all the other people before her who went on these trips. No matter where they go or what they do, the consensus of every guest on the show is they have a great time and walk away with unforgettable moments. I doubt bumping noses with JM and seeing him in a towel will be the highlight of her trip, but I bet everything else was – especially getting to spend some extra time with her favorite adorable dongsang.
I wonder if I’m the only one who thinks that Kang Ho Dong must have felt strange yelling out “Barefoot Friends” when he has been calling out “1n2d” for almost five years. I bet his fingers were itching to hold out “one” and “two.” Old habits die hard and it’s obvious that Ho Dong only knows how to do variety one way – his. He sets the pace and doesn’t think twice about who is following along. If you are on a variety show with him, it’s either keep up with him or prepare to be edited out. It’s a good thing KHJ has some variety experience under his belt and can match HD’s whimsical thoughts and remarks or else KHJ could have ended up looking like a deer caught in headlights. Even if he didn’t say a word, there is no way any sensible editor would take out any of his close ups cuz not sharing the “pretty” is going to cost ratings.
*More photos will be added tm.
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.
I really loved Soo’s unstitched coats. Each time he was wearing one, I noticed the details -in this case, the lack of stitches. I always wondered if it was intentional. The collars and lapels were left free and loose. It’s like his choice of clothing is speaking for him – that he values his freedom and doesn’t like to be restrained and controlled. It reflects his personality too – free spirited, unpredictable, and impulsive. He wore one on the first episode when he went to visit where Oh Soo’s ashes were scattered -maybe to show how lost and unglued he felt. He also wore one when he beat up that corrupt doctor who allowed Young to go blind cuz he was unleashing his pent up anger. Then he wore one on the trip to the cabin with Young cuz this was the point in their relationship where the truth was going to be laid on the table and neither one knew what would unfold. Sometimes stylists like to contribute to a scene by what they choose for the characters to wear. It worked like a charm in this drama cuz every time I see him wearing those coats, I’m reminded again of the kind of person Soo was. It’s like every stitch that was left to stand alone meant something. His life was coming undone until he met Young. She put the unraveled pieces in place and made him find reasons to live. Being able to read into a character by his choice of clothing was pure sartorial genius.