Time to compare these two wonderful Hong Sisters' dramas! Both have established a huge fan base and it's no surprise why. They're zany, zippy, and fun, and full of puns and witticisms that only the Hong Sisters could ever come up with. Not to mention, both of them have a famous star who's gruff, arrogant, and has his heart melted by an innocent woman.
The similarities between Dokko Jin (Cha Seung Won
) and Hwang Tae Kyung (Jang Geun Suk
) were quite striking, and a list was written up on why:
1. They both love their vans.
First up, Dokko Jin. He loves his van and is super protective of it. When an "unknown celebrity" (by his standard) touches it, he chases her away by throwing tissue at her and asking her to clean his vehicle. He also uses a rolled up poster to push her away from inside his car. He also habitually just gives autographs to anyone who gives him a writing surface - be it a a hand or a scarf. (Unconventional - but hey, he's a star!)
As for Hwang Tae Kyung, he too loves his van. He can't stand the smell of perfume and treats Yoo He Yi's used tissue as trash. (Well - it is trash, but probably someone like Jeremy (Lee Hong Ki) would have treated it like gold and sold it on eBay.) He keeps his car as clean as possible as well, and sends Yoo He Yi off on her way.
Looking at the evidence, it is possible that "Dokko Jin and Hwang Tae Kyung come from the same company," and were educated on van-cleanliness-etiquette.
2. A 'Safety First' Mentality
Dokko Jin: He tries to keep his heart beat between 60-90. He even talks to his heart saying “My heart shall not beat so fast and lightly”. Aside from being a control freak, he is trying to stay in a safe zone for his heart, as over-exerting it could cause some health problems for him.
Hwang Tae Kyung: He never goes anywhere near an accident. He declared Go Mi Nam as an "accident-prone zone" because she threw up on him after drinking, spat on him to extinguish a candle light, even ended up on top of a moving truck and jumped on him like a soft mat. He quotes “You’re bad luck. I should avoid you.”
From the above evidence, it now appears that "Dokko Jin and Hwang Tae Kyung are brothers. They must have been raised by strict parents."
Yeah - no kidding.
Dokko Jin: His favorite line is "I'm Dokko Jin."
Hwang Tae Kyung: He always points to a display advertisement of himself and says, "That's the kind of person I am!" while looking down on others.
From their manner of speech it appears they have the same values, and might "have an apprentice/master relationship in the celebrity world."
4. Similar Expressions of Love
Dokko Jin: He likes someone, but then says, “I’m so ashamed.” Although he has a safety-first mentality, he isn’t afraid to get adventurous when expressing his love.
Hwang Tae Kyung: He likes Go Mi nam, but says that she’s a “liability”.
This tells us that although they’re safety-first types, "they like women who came to their lives accidentally." They play hot and cold with the women they fall in love with, but eventually (or eventually will) succumb to love.
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