DRAMA CLUB: SHARK Episodes 17-18 (4/4)
Unnichan: So if anyone had any questions up till now, they should’ve gotten the answers this week. My only question was Yi Soo and Soo Hyun’s connection and sadly, now we know that too.
Drama Debussie: I have to be honest, I’ve never really been aboard the Detective Kim/ Yi Hyun love boat. I was for a second when we found out he was working with Yi Soo, but now....
Kdrama Therpy: I still have hope for them. They are like the young, fairly innocent ones that I want to get out of this as unscathed as possible. I was heartbroken that we finally found out Detective Kim’s connection with Yi Soo is a sour one.
Unnichan: It’s the worst thing ever because this revelation changes everything and you could see the immediate shift in Kim. And poor Yi Hyun stargazing with Kim on the brain. My heart sinks because well, that ship has sank. It’s not that I think it’s not still possible, it’s just I don’t see why he would want to try. Staying friends? Sure but more, I don’t know. Unless, SHARK really wants to float out on sugar plums and lollipops.
Drama Debussie: At this point, I think we all deserve to go out on sugar plums and lollipops. Everyone’s been through hell and Grandpa Jo is still going around ordering fathers to be killed and starting foundations.
Unnichan: That is true, but I have to admit I was excited to see an older, chubbier and surprisingly cuter Lee Dong Gyu from Resurrection.
Unnichan: Joon Young was a bit belaboring after his scene with Yi Soo, because I felt he didn’t “hear” anything Hae Woo was trying to say. It’s not that I think he needs to be the only understanding one but it just felt like she was trying to have an adult conversation and he was pretending to be the adult by insinuating he’s the bigger person and dismissing the elephant. I get that he’s afraid of what he thinks she feels and wants but without clarifying, he’s never going to get what he truly wants.
Drama Debussie: He’s so determined to hang on to Hae Woo that I’m starting to think he’s comfortable with that elephant. The only problem is that elephants have a tendency to get big, loud and they begin to stink if you let them sit there for too long. Have I taken this analogy too far? I figure since Shark tried so long to hang on to that shark analogy it would be fitting.
Kdrama Therapy: SHARK is a much friendlier title than Don't Look Back : The Legend of Orpheus. The latter title makes more sense with the story, but dang it’s too long.
Unnichan: I’ve been waiting for this moment to come with Yi Soo and his dad and to be honest, I loved it. Does that make me sadistic?
Drama Debussie: If that makes you sadistic, then it would make me sadistic too.
Unnichan: Well I am kinda but it’s not like I was grinning but more that I’m glad it’s out there and we can move on, he can. He can accept the truth for all that it is and decide how to live his life. It’s heartbreaking, realizing your parents are human and at times completely different than you’d ever imagine.
Drama Debussie: It’s great that Yi Soo finally knows, but his anger such a big part of him, will he have anything left to live for now? I would say there’s Hae Woo and Yi Hyun, but he continues to maintain a certain amount of distance between the two which leads me to believe he won’t make it out of this show alive. It’s almost as if he’s getting some of the moments he lost over the 12 years he gone, but that’s all he’s going to get.
Kdrama Therapy: I really hope he doesn’t die. I would need a lot of crying and ice cream to get over his death.
Unnichan: I guess the biggest issue is how this plays out in his relationship with Soo Hyun. Think that’s all I really care about.
Drama Debussie: Let’s hope Soo Hyun isn’t as vindictive as Yi Soo. Not to say Yi Soo doesn’t have a good reason, but if Yi Soo can go after Grandpa Jo, who’s to say Soo Hyun can’t go after Yi Soo simply by default.
Unnichan: One scene that I found beautiful was Hae Woo watching Yi Soo sleep. I don’t ship them, at all, therefore, I don’t think that’s what this moment was about.
Drama Debussie: You don’t?! Oh, I’m going down with this ship. *sigh* It’s okay. I don’t think we have enough lifeboats anyway.
Unnichan: For me, it was her chance to “see” him, the scared, tortured man-child and comfort him.Without all the memories and innuendo. It was very endearing moment, no lust, no longing. I liked this side to them, for I believe what they had is in the past and what they are is just two people who can be friends with a deep regard and respect for one another. You know, if Yi Soo lives and all.
Drama Debussie: Yeah, IF he lives. I have to agree with you in that it was an endearing moment, especially since she’s the only one who he’ll allow to do something like that. Of course I prefer the lust and longing. Just saying.
Kdrama Therapy: You know, this is a reall good drama with a lot of twists and turns, but I still enjoy at least a little bit of sexiness. Kim Nam Gil isn’t being used to his full capacity on that front.
Unnichan: Turncoat Jang... Her conversation with Yoshimura was laughable because it’s so futile to lie to this man. Does she really believe that he doesn’t see through her? He’s allowed her to help him because he needed someone who would do what he asked blindly but diligently. She’s no longer that person. Does she honestly think she’s somehow hiding this?
Drama Debussie: She’s a horrible liar!! So bad that it makes me wonder why Yi Soo was so shocked when he found she bugged his place. She may have a sweet face, but it’s two seconds away from twitching every time she tries to navigate any conversation in which she tries to lie her way through. Seriously, get a better spy next time, Yoshimura.Unnichan: We all made predictions last week and I would say, Jun with a gun means a satisfying ending to me. I don’t care if he dies, for revenge usually leads down that path, the only problem is whom he leaves behind. He and Yi Hyun have always been the real love story and that still rings true. I’m just not sure it’s plausible at this point. Drama Debussie: You’re right, the connection between Yi Hyun and Yi Soo is what this show truly focuses on and rightly so. While I too would hate to see Yi Hyun lose her brother again, I think she knows something is going on and I’m not sure she’d be surprised if her gone again. I mainly find comfort in knowing that she is part of a family that truly loves her. Unnichan: You're right about that. I guess it's just disheartening to imagine her devastated all over again. It’d pain me to watch drama give her back her brother, only to make him disappear again. That’s just plain cruel. Drama Debussie: If he left, he’d be leaving her in great hands. While family is important, there’s nothing to say that she would be safe as long as Yi Soo is around. I mean, she’s already been kidnapped and the guy she’s crushing on just found out her father killed his father. And this has only been since Yi Soo got back, what, months ago?! It’s great that brother and sister are reunited, but it seems Yi Hyun is becoming the innocent bystander in Yi Soo’s life ruled by revenge. More SHARK Drama Club: Episodes 17-18 [ Part 1 ] [ Part 2 ] [ Part 3 ] [ Part 4 ] Episodes 15-16 [ Part 1 ] [ Part 2 ] [ Part 3 ] [ Part 4 ] Episodes 13-14 [ Part 1 ] [ Part 2 ] [ Part 3 ] [ Part 4 ] 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 1-6 [ Part 1 ] [ Part 2 ] [ Part 3 ] [ Part 4 ] Check out the SHARK Drama Club’s individual blogs! Unnichan: withsubsplease.wordpress.com Drama Debussie: dramadebussie.com Kdrama Therapy: kdramatherapy.blogspot.com