Episode 11 was great. So funny. I am really loving this show. I think I’ve really warmed up to all the characters in the last three episode. It’s as if everyone has found their groove and we know all the characters so the story can just move along. I like when the show is more funny and heartwarming than when it focuses on the birth secret.
Soon Shin- Love her and rooting for her 100%
Joon Ho- ahahaha, so hilarious. He makes me laugh so hard my sides hurt. He is going to spend a long time looking at Soon Shin with that expression. Just wait!
Soon Shin + Joon Ho together- ahhhhh! So cute, my heart is melting! They are a very relatable couple and fit so well. Joon Ho is already staring at pictures of her XD He is going to love getting Soon Shin’s post workout photos!
Grandma- prickly, but funny. I loved her scene with Woo Joo and Jin Wook today. They could have a comedy show that is just the three of them.
And I love Jin Wook. I want to find out about his whole jail issue…is he an ex-ganster with a heart of gold? Because if he is, I am sold!…An ex-gangster with a heart of gold who bakes, is funny, and is good with kids? You’re killing me kdrama gods.
Young Hoon the restaurant manager- he has a soft spot for Soon Shin, awww. He is soooooo cute. I love him. I hope he gets a legit love interest.
Yeon Ah- I don’t know about her. So far she is a pretty boring character…
Chan Woo - Hot doctor! Get him Yoo Shin or I will! XD
Chan Woo’s Mom (…and Dad)- Hilarious. She could be annoying, but she is so ridiculous.
The same goes for Yi Jung. As long as they play her bratty character for comic relief and don’t let her get away that bad attitude I don’t find her annoying.
I really think that Joon Ho is right. By the end of this, all the men will love Soon Shin - the restaurant manager, that waiter who is always mean to her, and Joon Ho’s secretary. haha! It would be awesome to see them all fall for her, especially the waiter and the secretary after making fun her so much.
I hope this drama stays warm and lighthearted till the end and doesn’t get caught up in all the makjang.
I think I am getting the hang of this.
Tumblr is like a modern day Pavlov’s Dog experiment that never ends.
‘When a Man Loves a Woman’ is a shameless romance masquerading as a gangster melodrama. I love it in all it’s cheesyness.
I want love onscreen people! It’s springtime which means time for romance! WMLW is fulfilling my desire.
I am shamelessly shipping the main couple. I just want them to get together already and I’m on episode 2! They are so cute and have good chemistry. I can already feel that I will become very protective of them as a couple. (Please kdrama gods, don’t make them go through too much pain). I like our heroine Seo Mi Do. She’s kinda got a temper, she’s full of pride, and loves her family. She’s not some wilting flower and I like how Shin Se Kyung plays her. You can really see the bullied fighting spirit Mi Do has inside her that Han Tae Sang saw which reminded him of himself…and thus began his obsession with her…hahaha. And yes, it is an obsession from the very beginning, my favorite kind really. Why even pretend this whole show is not about these two people getting together?
Song Seung Heon is hot as usual and his acting is pretty good. I’ve only watched him in ‘My Princess’ and I don’t remember him being that bad in it either. I stayed away from Dr. Jin… I know the joke is that Song Seung Heon is not a good actor, but he is carrying the lead well in WMLW and plays Tae Sang with a lovelorn-lifelorn charm that is hard to resist when it’s coming from such a good looking guy. He makes you want to root for Tae Sang (even though Tae Sang was frightening at first) and that is a critical desire for our hero to find within the audience.
Song Seung Heon reminds me of Keanu Reeves; both can play being in love well, they are both hot, and get criticized for their acting, but yet have pretty good careers (Keanu has an excellent career to say the least). And Tae Sang reminds me of one of my all-time favorite kdrama heros and gangsters-with-a-golden-heart, Ki Ho Tae from ‘Kimchi Family.’ Unsurprisingly, they are both characters who are looking for their mothers and who fell into the gangster world against their will and yet seem to not completely lose their moral compass because of it. Gangsters in kdramas seem to always be men with no parents, we saw this with Oh Soo most recently in ‘That Winter the Wind Blows.’
In kdramas the first step to going astray in life is having no parents, or more specifically being abandoned by your parents.
WMLW gives me such ‘Lovers’ vibes. I have this odd thing for gangster kdramas since watching the nonsensical, but addictive mess that was ‘Lovers.’ I’m fascinated by the portrayal of these gangsters as people with the same hopes, fears, and ambitions as law abiding citizens. Like Tae San’s friend Lee Chang Hee will just go berserk scaring the crap out of people and even commit the grimmest crime, but then go home and cry over dinner with his brother who he seems to love more than life. I’m not so prejudiced as to think criminals are somehow intrinsically different than law abiding people, but some people do bad things and they like doing it too. This isn’t the case for most of these gangsters though.
I like that WMLW has a classic kdrama feel to it. It’s not a cinematic or literary masterpiece, but it has this addictive quality. It has it’s fair share of tropes and is not particularly original, but it feels like it will be satisfying in just the right kdrama ways. It would make a very good marathon, but alas, I have to watch it live.