Cross-posted from my tumblr, because I'm lazy about blog entries and had a random bit of word vomit over there.
I have been such a sourpuss when it comes to dramas recently. Nothing pleases me… mainly because everything I’ve watched has been mediocre at best. Rooftop Prince switched from a comedic time-traveling murder mystery to a pointless battle over a company no one cared about. Big was a mess from beginning to end, despite having two actors in the lead roles that I adore. And now My Girl, a drama I’ve been meaning to watch since I got into this fandom, because 95% of the times I saw it mentioned, people loved it.
I did not.
I’m starting to think maybe I’m not the biggest Hong Sisters fan. Perhaps I’m hanging on to the belief that I should be, because I loved Hong Gil Dong (until those blasted final four episodes), Fantasy Couple, and My Girlfriend is a Gumiho (to a lesser extent than Fantasy Couple). But Best Love, You’re Beautiful, Big, and now My Girl left me feeling fairly tepid.
I just never thought My Girl was that funny. Sure, in the beginning there were some wacky, tangerine-related hijinks. But then the pace just came to a dead stop for me a quarter of the way through the episode count. Yoo-rin liked Gong-chan, he was trying to work on his relationship with Seo-hyun, then he realized he did like her. Yawn, yawn, YAWN. SNORE.
I liked Yoo-rin well enough and Gong-chan seemed like an okay dude. But the story never drew me in.
MY MAIN ISSUE, however, is with Gong-chan’s friend, the much-beloved through-out fandom secondary guy, Jung-woo. I just do not understand why people wanted Yoo-rin to end up with this kid. I hated him. I’ve seen plenty of hate piled on Seo-hyun for being this “evil woman”. But, she was in a relationship with Gong-chan. And while she was a little overly interested in his close relationship with his supposed cousin, she WAS right to be, considering he was, in fact, in love with another girl. She was hurt and spiteful and it was ugly to watch. But I could at least understand what drove her character, even if I didn’t support her choices. She, at least, was aware that was she was doing was petty.
Then there is Jung-woo, who knew Yoo-rin loved his friend. He insisted she confide in him only to become bitter later on because she did (and the friendship medal goes too…). He knew Gong-chan had feelings for her, but did everything in his power to steer them away from each other. How dare Yoo-rin not return his feelings? Might as well heap some more grief on her back about how she’s lying to the family and can never be with Gong-chan. Yeah, super good friend. Way to go.
Then, towards the end his whole proclamation about how he would take Yoo-rin to America with him, even if she protested.
Excuse me while I swoon.
Another favorite is him getting to punch Gong-chan because he feels so wronged (pictured over at my tumblr). And Gong-chan apologized! For what?
OH! Or when he saw her again after a two year absence and was convinced that if she saw him before Gong-chan that she would love him instead. Dibs on the girl!
A+ for douche-bag logic on that one.
I just… really didn’t like him and I hope he remains alone for the rest of his life.