Sensory Couple: Wicked smart or crazy stupid?
Welcome back Sensors! We’re now halfway through our series and things are really starting to get intense. The adorable meter went off the charts, and some questions were answered while some were not. So join Cici, Marakeshsparrow ,and me as we go over all the moments our characters were wicked smart and all the moments they were crazy stupid in our fourth week of Sensory Couple.
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Firnlambe: Ok so pretty sure i’m really glad they cleared up exactly WHY Murder Chef didn’t know he killed the wrong Eun Seol. Plus it’s a totally legit reason too.
Cici: I’m thinking that it may be related to a lot more than his mistake murdering the wrong girl. People with that disability--prosopagnosia--also typically have a difficult time forming close attachments to others. I’m not saying it’s a justification for becoming a murdering psychopath, but it may have been a contributing factor.
Marakeshsparrow: I still want to know how he chooses his victims and what their connections are. I’m thinking something traumatic probably happened in his past that caused his disability and led him to become our favorite resident Murder Chef. I have to say, despite the fact that he’s killing people (I guess that has to be a big despite), I was super impressed how clever the fake alibi he created was and how he went about moving the cars that had Joo Mari and Dr. Chun. He’s like an evil genius!
Firnlambe: Agreed. I have to admit though, when the detective with the Russian girlfriend came storming in I was super proud that he was able to show us something where he actually contributed to the cause lol I mean he couldn’t have been a total ditz the entire show.
Cici: I was really impressed with the Lieutenant. She and Moo Gak came up with a pretty clever plan to try to catch the murderer, and that whole coma thing totally had me fooled. Once Chef figured out that they were trying to trap him, his response was also very clever. But what impressed me most was the way that Lieutenant figured out how much he knew, and what his responses told about him. This really is becoming a battle of wits.
Firnlambe: Ok I’m sorry . . . did anyone--anyone else want to throttle the rest of the team during that scene? Here they are, waiting for Murder Chef to show up so they can spring their trap . . and what are they doing? sitting in an OPEN room playing with their guns! GAH!!!! Totally unprofessional and STUPID!!! //fumes silently//
Marakeshsparrow: That part almost killed me! I was dying of laughter--who are these guys, real cops or kids playing dress up? Aside from that, the plan was pretty ingenious. Moo Gak definitely had me fooled until the moment when he pulled a gun out from under his blanket. On a side note, I loved how he teased Cho Rim about how upset she was when she thought he was in a coma. And then there was that epic YooChun speeding down a hill in a wheelchair scene. Pure gold.
Cici: It’s lucky she is so cute, or I might seriously hate her for how stupid she is sometimes. My big question is, why doesn’t she ask to “see” Moo Gak’s clothes after he is brought in to the hospital? She could have identified the attacker with one sniff. AND then she keeps talking to Murder Chef like he is some kind of sympathetic friend, all the while giving him important information that could endanger Moo Gak. Can’t she use her super sense to tell when he’s lying?
Firnlambe: In regards to Moo Gak being in a coma, I have to admit I was skeptical as soon as Cho Rim started making a fuss in the room. I totally expected him to open his eyes and look at her leaving. And in regards to Cho Rim being ridiculous I think it’s totally within her character at this point, so it doesn’t bother me. Since we are on the topic of Moo Gak and Cho Rim . . . . ADORABLE COUPLE IS ADORABLE!!! seriously!! I don’t think I have ever been so happy while watching a fictional relationship as I have been with these two. I can’t wait for them to become an official couple in this show, particularly now that they've kissed.
Marakeshsparrow: They are definitely adorable. There’s some great chemistry between them. BUT I would like to address another stupid Cho Rim moment that had my head spinning a bit. And I will do so in the form of a haiku. //ehem//
Kissing Park Yoo Chun
Then Cho Rim runs away--What?
This girl be crazy
That is all.
Cici: ROFL. That pretty well sums up my reaction as well. Although her expression as she was leaving did make her even more adorable.
Firnlambe: I personally found her reaction to be very believable . . . stupid . . . but believable. If only because of their cultural tendencies. I’m not saying that’s what I would have done had someone as adorable as Moo Gak kissed me but I’m not going to hold it against the poor girl lol. This was more than likely her first kiss anyway, so I’m willing to cut her a little slack.
Marakeshsparrow: I guess I was just a little surprised by her pulling back a bit. Not just with the kiss. She clearly likes him at this point and has been trying to get his attention a bit more and after he engages she backs down. She ran off, then she seemed hesitant to let him in to her place to have a bowl of seaweed and sea urchin soup, like she was nervous to have him around. I mean, she probably would be nervous, it just seems like she should be more excited knowing he might like her too now. But maybe I’m just frustrated because of my own love for Yoo Chun, hahaha.
Cici: She’s like the kid who asks for a pony, then has no idea what to do with it once she gets it, lol. I think the fact that her dad is out of town might have had something to do with her reluctance as well. But I loved her reaction to tasting the soup. She had just complained about not having any remembrance of her life before the accident, not even any feelings when she looked at pictures of her “parents”. Of course, she doesn’t know at this point that they aren’t her real parents. But when she tastes the soup, her heart remembers.
Firnlambe: I’m glad she’s started to remember her past, I am . . . this means more adorable scenes between her and Moo Gak. BUT!! I am very displease that Dr. Stupid told Murder Chef he accidentally left Eun Seol alive . . . after he swore to protect the sole remaining witness he goes off and TELLS the murderer “oh by the way you failed to kill the only person who saw your face and lived to tell about it.” GAH! I was, and still am, extremely upset at that plot development.
Marakeshsparrow: Right? What was that all about? I’m wondering if that was meant to shake Murder Chef up, let him know that he’s not as safe as he thinks? Whatever Doc’s intentions were, I’m still going to agree that it was totally stupid. I still don’t really understand how he cracked the code . . . and what did the “Golden Fish” and “The Hermit” have to do with anything? Did he even use those books to crack the code? That had me scratching my head a bit.
Cici: I’m confused about that, too, and I’m wondering if something got lost in translation, so to speak. I’m also wondering why Eun Sol’s mother was writing in a book about her daughter and what she liked. At first I thought the murders might be sort of random, but it is now apparent that Murder Chef knew every person he killed fairly intimately. I wonder what their connections are, and why they all wrote their stories.
Firnlambe: The stories are written for his barcode book collection. As far as I can tell, he has each victim write in a book. I'm sure he doesn’t really care exactly what they write in the book but because of his compulsion and pattern he needs them to write something so his barcodes mean something . . . . at least that’s what I take away from it. It makes me wonder who wrote the suuuuper huge book he has in the collection.
Cici: Did you notice that some of the books on his shelf have barcodes that don’t conform to the pattern? I’m confused about the significance of that as well. But there’s something else about Chef that has me wondering. Prosopagnosia is often caused by a traumatic injury to the brain. I wonder if Dr. Chun was treating him for pain associated with an injury, and that’s how they got to know each other.
Marakeshsparrow: Hmmm, and I thought it was just because Doc worked above Murder Chef’s restaurant . . . Haha. No, you bring up a good point though--I think there’s definitely more to the devious chef than meets the eye. I didn’t expect him to have a disorder like that, but it did explain his odd, cold behaviour. I think it’s going to be like peeling back an onion with him, there are many factors that have led him to kill the way he does.
Firnlambe: So what you’re saying is . . . Murder Chef is an Ogre and he has many layers?
Marakeshsparrow: Murder Chef is actually Shrek, yes. lol
Cici: Shrek before he was turned into an ugly ogre by a mean witch? Cause he certainly doesn’t look like an ogre.
Marakeshsparrow: Plastic surgery is a marvelous thing.
Firnlambe: This leaves a very important question then . . . . who would be Donkey to Murder Chef’s Shrek? . . omo! It’s gotta be Cho Rim!! She certainly fits the profile with her seemingly transparent smarts. HAHAHAHA OMG and Moo Gak can be her Dragon!!!
Marakeshsparrow: Hahahahahaha! OMG. I don’t even know what to say now. I’m just imagining this epic Sensory Couple/Shrek crossover. In this version, Shrek murders his Princess Fiona though.
Cici: Excuse me? Can we please get back to the actual drama? I want to know what you thought of Moo Gak’s sudden ability to feel pain. Is he getting back his senses at the same time that Cho Rim is getting back her memories? He even almost tastes the food she cooks for him, if only to recognize that it tastes like his mom’s cooking. (I thought it was hilarious that he insisted that she use a lot of MSG in the recipe, by the way.) I think they may be healing each other.
Firnlambe: Yes moooom. //grins// I noticed that too actually. I think that because they’re meant to be together, they even had the pass by of destiny on their gurneys, that must prove that somehow they’re eternally linked. HOW exactly is beyond me but it’s way too coincidental that he begins to have some sort of feeling when she starts to regain memories.
Marakeshsparrow: They’re definitely connected by fate! But I’m really excited that Moo Gak is starting to feel again (because of a kiss! //swoons//). NOT as excited for Cho Rim to get her memories back, honestly. I know once they figure out who she really is there’s going to be some mega angst. Moo Gak will probably have a hard time getting past the fact that she’s indirectly the reason his sister was killed, and she’ll probably be wracked with guilt, blah, blah, blah. Can’t we just skip to them being happy? //sighs//
Firnlambe: Yeah I’m not looking forward to the mega angst that will probably happen--oooooh I’m guessing end of episode 10 or 11--but it’s inevitable so I hope they just get it over quickly and as painlessly as possible.
Cici: Ooooo, let’s lay bets on which episode contains the angst-ridden, noble-idiocy-producing reveal. I’m thinking more like episode 13. Marakeshsparrow? Care to make a wager? The loser pays for a Drama Club get-together road trip---no pressure!
Marakeshsparrow: Ha! Well I like the sound of a DC road trip! Funding it however . . . //prays to gambling gods// I’m going to go right down the middle here and say the S hits the fan in episode 12!
So, which way do you think the scales tipped this week? These next episodes can’t come soon enough. Do you feel that Murder Chef having a serious case of prosopagnosia makes sense? Do you have any new theories now that more and more information has been revealed? Will you be able to provide us with a better fan name for Sensory Couple fans everywhere besides Sensors? Be sure to let us know in the comment section below and don’t forget to vote on if the characters were wicked smart or crazy stupid.
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