As Bong Soon acknowledged her gift fully, she devoted her time and effort in improving her power through Min Hyuk’s training. Slowly but surely her love connection is branching to an unfamiliar face away from her one sided love.
Hitting the 6th episode calls for the story to reassure and engross the audience by turns so I’m happy that love plots and conflicts are settling in and building to a more solid frame. Gook Doo and his team worked on the leads to pin the psycho. Bong Soon came to terms with how she can use her gift through Min Hyuk’s encouragement. Min Hyuk and Gook Do were starting to see her in a romantic kind of light. And we get a late frame surprise that I did not ask to arrive early.
Bong Soon’s encounter with the psycho warranted her boss and her one-sided love to work on her protection. Neighborhood psycho almost kidnapped Kyung Shim for his new victim, but Bong Soon came in time to stop him.
Obviously Gook Doo keeps Bong Soon in his heart, why he did not make a move to go beyond the friend zone is one o those things we should look forward to. I like how our creepy conflict functions as a neutralizer to the witty and slapstick comedy we are being high so far.This love triangle premise is slowly breaking my heart, and it has not even happened yet. I just can’t bear to think of it.
It was a peek on Do Bong Soon’s growing up life this episode as we traversed on how she has lived adjusting to her power and worrying about her infatuation to Gook Doo along the way. We also caught a glimpse of Min Hyuk’s bullied childhood and his growing interest at his bizaare bodyguard. Min Hyuk and Bong Soon went to party with Kyung Shim and Bong Ki. Signs are showing for the looming love triangle arc.
We are finally getting to a steamier love plot which will make everyone happy and confused at the same time since we have an equally adorable second lead. I like how this drama is technically bare, but its simplicity and the amazing cast synergy accompanied by the evr prrsent humor keeps any viewer feeling good after watching it. While providing the gist of the background of our characters, “Strong Woman Do Bong Soon” presented the love premise and conflict in a smooth way. The ratings are justifying everything that we are getting from this drama so far. Sometimes there are stories like Do Bong Soon’s that we all need a taste of each week to wash out some of our life stress.
Gook Doo and Min Hyuk continuously bickered about Bong Soon. The boss and his bodyguard sought the owner of the motorcycle, but realized too late that they got the wrong guy. Bong Soon is up for a second round to the high school bullies she previously encountered. Bong Soon got jealous after meeting Gook Doo’s girlfriend and mustered the will to question why he is being nice to her. On her way home to buy some beer for the family, she heard a scream of another possible victim of abduction in the neighborhood.
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Bong Soon drives the car to her neighborhood and utters how she really thinks Min Hyuk’s father fits the profile of his stalker, but he disregards her crazy thought. Bong Soon bumps with her mom on the way home as the psycho hunts his new prey.
Do Bong Soon decides on taking a bodyguard job for the country’s most pompous CEO, Ahn Min Hyuk. She encounters a psychopath who has murdered a woman and abducted another victim in their neighborhood. Following what transpired from Episode 1, we shifted from the buoyant pilot episode to some riveting undertones. As long as this trio remain cool, wacky and charming… we would never go wrong.
Episode 2 Quick ThoughtsWow! This premiere week will hook up anyone who is in a kdrama slump to go back to life. The fast paced quirky rom-com promises to hook us in an addictive run if the production team will not mess up the thriller plot incorporated. dear park bo young, you’re the best.I think Gook Doo likes Bong Soon as well, but it was a case where he was not able to find the right timing to convert the friendship to romance while they were growing up together. But his protective instinct towards her is very evident so I’m really excited to see the love triangle development soon.Hyung Sik shares the same bread and butter romcom element of bickering with the lead girl that I can’t wait to see him caught in a love bug because I sure will enjoy Bong Soon’s payback for all the stress he gave her. What’s amusing about his character is how he diverts from the lead man prototype and yet he looks the same. It’s hard to put it in words but his interaction with Bong Soon cracks me up a lot because for now we get to see him hilarious without the love connection, so when we hit the romantic rope, I wonder how more hilarious he can get because he loves rationalizing everything.We have a bright drama ahead of us and I’m very much happy to count the days to get to Friday and Saturday each week. It is safe to say that I recommend this drama a lot for your rainy and sunny days. -jediprincess
Because I remained faithful to the end, I decided to ruminate and write my thoughts about Hwarang before I fall asleep.
2. The warrior school setting
3. The scattered cute humor
Hwarang is definitely at par in terms of performance compared to fusion sageuk favorites due to its struggling plot momentum. I’m not supposed to say this, but the pretty boys were really the reason why I stayed calm on my seat. hahaha If not really for their impeccable chemistry and gang fights ala Malfoy’s Gang and Dumbledore’s army, I would have not stayed afloat.
2017 is the year when a lot of cute oppas will serve their military calling so I’m glad that Hyung Sik came to my life to save me from that biting agony of missing those boys in kdramaland. It took me four episodes to fall for him in Hwarang and I started rummaging on his previous dramas to watch what I missed. Boy that smoldering gaze just peered straight to my heart and has made me fall in love again and dwell on my self-proclaimed imaginary noona romance. He has this countenance that can outshine the main lead actor like what happened in High Society and even in Hwarang. Not that Park Seo Joon was bad as a main lead, but his character lack depth and journey that is necessary to receive approval from the audience. Individually the main Hwarang cast has their own charms but sometimes it falls weak in aligning their roles to the storyline. But we can say that the inconsistent narrative made it impossible for the cast to grow in their roles. One thing notable though is how as a whole and when they went bickering and struggling with their belated forced youth camp, their interaction was cute and engrossing to watch.
Had they not dwell on that the-king-must-be-hidden plot, the story would have scored some promise. But until the culmination, that conflict was not explained reasonably. I would be okay with a straight answer from Queen Ji So that she is having a chronic PMS causing her senseless greed for the crown. Sadly though I got a charge it to kdrama experience shoulder tap.
The Hwarang training was actually a wasted story arc that would have salvaged the series if again they did not stop halfway to do another thing. That was the case for Hwarang, the production team suffered extreme hyperactivity making them want to incorporate a lot of things all at the same time without establishing a viable impetus. So many things were introduced and were left somewhere without any intention of getting back to it because the PD was also surprised to wake up one day realizing that the finale week is nearing.
It was kinda weird how the strengths and weaknesses of “Hwarang” were the same. It has an engaging protagonists but lethargic villain showing. The plot was lively at one point and when you leave it to do a quick errand, a misplaced conflict was again thrown without any warning. I did not even get a chance to grieve properly on Han Sung’s death.
The romance and the lack of it are something I want to be credited to Ah Ro’s shift of character from being adorably feisty to a vulnerable trouble sponge always waiting to be rescued by her lead men. I have enjoyed Ban Ryu and Soo Jin’s love story more to be honest because they were both dorky and unsure of their romeo-and-juliet situation, but then they just went with the flow and kiss each other like how they wanted to be love. I was so happy that Ji Dwi did not get the lead girl because he deserves more like me. *giggles While the boys are endearing to watch on screen, the girl cast will leave you a stoic feeling as you try to figure why they matter in the chronicle.
Welcome to Dobong gu, home of Do Bong Soon who lives in Dobong dong. Here we will get to know a heroine with superhuman strength as she conquers her colorful life and her journey on finding love.
EPISODE 1 Quick ThoughtsWe have a solid love triangle, vivacious main cast, cute storyline, and exciting pacing. Need we ask more? Strong Woman Do Bong Soon will surely stride for an amazing spectacle seeing the great chemistry of the trio and how the storytelling is neat and funny so far. I love the character sketches. I love how our hero has figured out all the answers to his illustrious life and how he lives to his gaming company owner persona and treating every life setback as a challenge to overcome for him. Oh and Bong Soon’s one sided love to Gook Doo is cute as hell. I can’t wait to see the two guys fight for her heart already. I love how the premiere week already laid the premise of Bong Soon’s power’s back story. Park Hyung Sik is my happy pill these days and I am just a happy fan seeing him devote so much for his character. Ji Soo is also doing a great job that if he continues like that we will get another taste of what Goblin and Reaper bromance left us. I can’t wait for next week to happen and I hate that I have to count days because I have not been doing that at least since last year even with the influx of amazing kdramas. At least there will be an alternative romcom cutesy to neutralize the heavy hitters airing these days in kdramaland. -jediprincess
Annyeong yorabeun! It’s funny how I miss the fast paced let’s-watch-all-the-kdrama spree last year because I’m having a lull right now and I have to wait for the weekend to binge on my watchlist.
Hwarang ended this week and warts and all I love the bromance and the warrior school life of those boys. I was intending to recap it to the end, but I’m still thinking if I will go back on it. I caught a hyungsik love pill from that drama so I will be hands on “Strong Woman Do Bong Soon” which will air tonight at JTBC.
Chief Kim, Voice and Tomorrow with You are what I am fully commited on these days. I will be adding Defendant since my work rest days fall on Thursday and Friday and I sometimes find myself idle. lol
Chief Kim just delivers a hilarious and refreshing workplace drama every week that I set aside Saimdang for the mean time. Voice’ gritty and thrilling police procedural showcase is just leaving me attached to it every week. Tomorrow with You is the only romance story I can get to these days and the sphere has been intriguing so I am on board with them.
I will be recapping Strong Woman Do Bong Soon with all my noona romance for Park Hyung Sik. Happy Weekend everyone!