Really like is for Suckers: Episodes 11-12
The feels are back this week but they come from locations we could not have anticipated. As our leads laze along attempting to figure out their feelings, the Kingdom of Really like characters are beginning to steal the show.
EPISODES 11-12 WEECAP
The drama completely went there! I didn’t feel it had the guts but Chef John and our webtoon artist Ji-wan are hitting it off major time and reigniting the feels that we know this show is very good for. Back at Week 1, who would have imagined that we would be rooting for The Ramen Chef? The redemption arc is underway and I’m completely sold, and also soothed. There is anything healing in the interactions among Ji-wan and Chef John (or “Joon” as we find out) as they open up to each and every other and turn into totally realized human beings on screen. I hate to say it, but they’re upstaging our leads.
Recall when we hated John Jang? He was an arrogant player not intelligent adequate to turn off his mic just before speaking undesirable about his boss — who he was also dating. But now he’s coming to understand all these factors about himself as well. This week, he apologizes to Yeo-reum for how he treated her in the previous. He sees she’s accountable and considerate and he’s now mastering that these could be worthwhile traits — it is not all about appears.
The modifications we see in Chef John are thanks to interactions he’s had on set with other cast members. The lady he believed he liked — for her appears and social status — turned out to be vapid and unable to consume the meals he ready for her. In turn, Ji-wan not only eats what he tends to make, she’s intelligent adequate to converse about it. We see his focus start out to slip from the superficial climate forecaster to the type-hearted webtoon artist, specifically as the latter starts to have some problems on set.
This week, Ji-wan’s story of childhood sexual abuse gets aired when new footage of the story is filmed. Ji-wan had initially revealed her story to a cast member who turns out to be a seasoned manipulator. This fraudster brings up Ji-wan’s trauma once again on camera, being aware of it will be aired, and hoping to achieve focus for himself by means of her. Ji-wan gains the sympathy of the rest of the cast, and Chef John in unique.
When our chef gets a get in touch with that his mother was in a minor vehicle accident, Ji-wan sees him leaving and asks if she can ride along, not being aware of exactly where he’s going. She feels trapped in the property and desires to get out for a when. They go with each other to his mother’s restaurant in a smaller beach town, exactly where the 3 sit down about a table of his mother’s meals. Ji-wan lights up with every little thing she tries and Chef John lights up just watching her consume.
Outdoors the restaurant, the two are alone once again and John reveals that his true name is Joon. He changed it to sound properly off. As they stroll along the water, he wonders why she’s not shocked by this reveal, due to the fact everybody thinks he’s from a wealthy loved ones in Gangnam. The truth is he was raised in a fishing village by a single mother, and all he ever wanted was to succeed.
Ji-wan says he does not appear like a nation boy — his face is as well quite. Extra compliments come as she tells him he requires right after his mom in getting a very good cook, and he responds that she normally says the prettiest factors. She says she has to speak prettily due to the fact she does not have a quite face. He appears at her and says, “You do have a quite face.” She’s shocked since no a single has ever mentioned that to her just before. He continues seeking at her and says that what occurred to her as a youngster was not her fault. He desires her to know that. She tears up (my heart fully breaks) and he tries to lighten the mood by asking if she goes to college to find out how to speak so prettily.
This scene is just wonderful. It is shot beautifully, with the sun behind them and the water reflecting, and it is written and acted beautifully, as they gradually say what desires to be mentioned with their faces complete of discomfort. Final week I smiled all the way by means of their scene at the table when she eats his cooking. This week their interactions are seriously hitting me in the chest. More than just a couple of episodes, these two have turn into my favorites and my cause to watch.
I suppose I should really get about to discussing our leads now that I have that out of my method. When we left final week, it wasn’t clear if the rescue scene was true. Properly, it was. Jae-hoon goes back to discover Yeo-reum in the rain and carries her across a flooded location with knee-higher water. To do this, he have to leave Ji-yeon behind and break the red thread that physically connects them for their Kingdom of Really like activities. Ji-yeon cries when he leaves, and continues to cry thereafter.
Jae-hoon learns that in on the web comments Ji-yeon is getting ridiculed since she likes him additional than he likes her. (Had been they reading the comments in my weecaps?!) They’ve earned the nicknames “superior Jae-hoon” and “inferior Ji-yeon.” When the two go out on a date exactly where the cameras are rolling and folks are recognizing them, they hear themselves getting referred to as these names in true life.
Jae-hoon desires to quit Ji-yeon from seeking pitiful in the eyes of the public. With the camera on, he says he does not like these nicknames and, from now on, he will be the a single that likes her additional. He’s produced two bracelets out of the red thread that he broke, and puts a single on each and every of their wrists. Off camera, Ji-yeon asks why he did it since it is not correct to how he feels. Jae-hoon says he does not like folks pondering she’s inferior since she’s not. He does not want her to have to hear these factors — which appears to make her swoon and reinforces her liking him.
Although all this goes on, Yeo-reum mopes about the set watching Jae-hoon and Ji-yeon. We see her edit footage of the two of them laughing and having to know each and every other, with a longing appear on her face. The footage offers us a tiny additional viewpoint on how Ji-yeon can nevertheless be pursuing Jae-hoon, although, since there are intimate moments we’re not seeing.
When Yeo-reum lastly sits down with Jae-hoon it appears they are going to have a heart to heart. He tells her he’ll listen if anything is upsetting her, just like he normally has. He talks to her about her profession, saying he knows this is not the type of show she wanted to make. (She does not, having said that, attempt to make amends in the very same way and nevertheless has not pointed out what she discovered about his father’s death final week.) Their conversation is reduce brief when Ji-yeon arrives.
In a different moment, Jae-hoon tells Yeo-reum that her old apartment downstairs from his is nevertheless empty. She moved out when she was going to marry In-woo, but Jae-hoon got the lease, so she can move back in if she desires. Yeo-reum goes to appear at the apartment and begins remembering all her occasions there with Jae-hoon. Although she’s there, Jae-hoon comes to verify on the location and finds her there, crying.
She desires to know why he’s normally so good to her. He asks if she seriously desires him to answer that — why is she normally confusing him about how she feels? She says she’s going crazy since her heart does not listen to her thoughts. Her feelings are all more than the location. She can not figure out why she desires to date and fall in really like once again. Her heart is breaking since of him. Jae-hoon asks why she’s saying all this suitable now. And Yeo-reum answers that she desires to be with him.
At that, he crosses the space and hugs her. They kiss (and kiss and kiss) and then wind up in bed. It is type of steamy but also sweet since the familiarity among them is apparent. The scene delivers every little thing I would have wanted about 4 episodes ago, but for some cause I just can not really feel what I want to really feel right here. The only explanation we get from Yeo-reum about how she’s been acting is that her thoughts says no but her heart says yes. But I’m not completely clear why her thoughts says no.
Soon after such a prosperous setup, the show has taken us in some disappointing directions with the major characters. Ji-yeon, who was so likable early on — sweet but with a backbone — has turn into not possible to root for. Jae-hoon, who gave the swooniest confession I’ve heard this year, was then unable to deal with the give he produced. In each situations, although, their juvenile behaviors are identifiable responses to rejection.
Then there’s Yeo-reum. I loved her at the outset since she was a tiny bit of a mess but she was relatable and just seemed like a very good individual who’d been by means of some undesirable occasions. Now she’s gone from quite accessible late-30s issues to what appear like produced-up obstacles. I was waiting for the moment when Yeo-reum’s mom reappeared since their scenes with each other normally got to me. But this time I was dry-eyed as Yeo-reum cried to her mother since I no longer fully grasp what she’s crying about.
As a setup for subsequent time, I should really mention that there’s an extended and somewhat unnecessary scene this week exactly where a guy with a knife comes onto the Kingdom of Really like residential complicated and causes some mayhem. Although I feel it went on for as well extended, it serves a couple of purposes. Initial, the cast member who’s been manipulating Ji-wan is outed as a correct con artist. The knife guy is there to attempt to kill the con man since he swindled him out of all his revenue and ruined his life.
Second, we discover out that Chae-ri knew the guy was a fraud and that is precisely why she cast him: to stir up problems. The knife incident is major and terrifying — Sang-woo gets slashed across the arm and Chae-ri shows indicators of a feasible violent trauma in her previous, offered her reaction to the occasion. Afterward, the greater-ups order the show to finish early — which means all the cast members will have to make their final picks for who they want to date by subsequent week.
Now that Jae-hoon and Yeo-reum are apparently with each other, we’ll have to see how Ji-yeon handles the news, and I’m not seeking forward to it. What I do want to see is Chef John make his choose for Ji-wan to the surprise of everyone.
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