At the same time summer temperatures are scorching many parts of the northern hemisphere, this pair of Dating Agency: Cyrano episodes turned up the heat for our favorite couples, sending the plot spinning and hearts racing. ahrang Like Cindy, I also noticed Ah Rang’s narration in episode 9. I liked the magical and dreamy tone it gave the episode, which made sense because of Byung Hoon’s duel with bad luck. As commenter Kristen Pierce pointed out (thank you!), the episode ends with Byung Hoon winning a game of rock paper scissors while drowning to demonstrate that by losing Yi Seol’s pendant and rescuing Min Young’s necklace, his bad luck is over. Some of my favorite dramas have magical storylines and a fable-like feeling—My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox and Arang and the Magistrate are two favorites. Do you like how Ah Rang’s narration worked with the magical elements of the episode or do you wish Dating Agency: Cyrano stuck to its more realistic tone in episode 9? kiss I found myself nodding along while reading Shai’s review, especially when she pointed out the incredible chemistry between Lee Jong Hyuk and Sooyoung. In playful scenes they have genuinely delighted expressions, and they seem comfortable enough to be very still and natural in scenes where they’re in close proximity and the characters are discovering their feelings. hair1 The theme for episode 9 seemed to be the struggle to reveal one’s true self in order to find love. I found the client’s hair to be a good representation of the often simultaneous desire to remain protected while also finding a partner who will accept who we are—it’s a conflicting wish, and yet many of us feel that way. Cindy found the client a bit spooky, and she certainly did have an otherworldly, manga-ish feel, but I really loved her Veronica Lake hair and shyness. I’m so direct that when I first told my husband, fanserviced-m, that I liked him he thought I was joking! I’m sure my confession had all the charm of a business negotiation, so when the shy client revealed her face and her heart to dreamy Gong Yoo I swooned, since she did it with a beautiful and touching style. Commenter Matt brought up a great point that Dating Agency: Cyrano would do well as an American remake. Cindy, Shai, and LadyGin felt that US broadcasters might introduce sex and lust into the remake, killing off the appeal of the Korean show. I actually agree with Matt—I think that the show could work really well on US TV. The problem of looking for love in a city where the dating scene is not necessarily focused on romance, to say the least, could help the show stand out from the crowd and retain the sweetness and romance we all love. I think that if a Dating Agency: Cyrano remake were marketed as something similar to Pushing Daisies—a funny, colorful, and romantic escape—a fair number of people might have a swoon-worthy English-language show to follow. dramafever giveaway Before I get lost in dreaming of all the possibilities for a US-version of Dating Agency: Cyrano, I want to let you know about a k-drama night giveaway that I’m co-sponsoring with Dramafever on my main blog. To make the finale of Dating Agency: Cyrano extra fun for one lucky viewer, we’ve put together a k-drama night kit filled with fun Dramafever logo goods and some essential Korean products for a cozy night in with our favorite show. One winner will receive a Dramafever logo shirt; a Dramafever bag; Dramafever M&Ms; Shin ramyun black; Pepero sticks; and a paper-cloth face mask. To find all the details and to learn how to enter click here. I’ll announce the winner in next week’s drama club post. Good luck! More Dating Agency: Cyrano Drama Club Posts: Episodes 11-12 [ Part 1 ] [ Part 2 ] [ Part 3 ] [ Part 4 ] Episodes 9-10  [ Part 1 ] [ Part 2 ] [ Part 3 ] [ Part 4 ] Episodes 7-8     [ Part 1 ] [ Part 2 ] [ Part 3 ] [ Part 4 ] Episodes 5-6     [ Part 1 ] [ Part 2 ] [ Part 3 ] [ Part 4 ] Episodes 1-4     [ Part 1 ] [ Part 2 ] [ Part 3 ] [ Part 4 ] Check our our writer’s individual blogs: Fanserviced: fanserviced.wordpress.com Shai: k-dramacentral.blogspot.com Cindy: atkmagazine.com