Okay, so we actually get a flashback episode to high school days in episode 2. I’m kind of glad that it appears in episode 2 rather than 1 because now I feel like I can try to fill in the gaps instead of having everything laid out to me like a buffet.
Is this the most anticipated show of the year or what? Kim Woo Bin is all you need to make a show be amazing, and he truly delivers. Suzy is a delight, and they’re surrounded by a really solid cast of Im Joo Hwan, Im Joo Eun, Jin Kyung, and Yoo Oh Sung, among others. My favorite people are in this show. I can’t not watch Uncontrollably Fond.
Continuous recaps are a maybe, but I’ll do my best! Wanted has my heart for now…
A few of my suspicions have been determined. This episode fuddles up the timeline a bit but I think it’s because the writer was trying to keep as many twists secret as long as possible, and it pays off a bit. The best part is the integration of Mi Ok into the team. I think she and Woo Shin could get along.
Finally we learn who is inside the trunk! But what’s more interesting is we get some insight into the kidnapper we’re facing here. Just who is Hyun Woo’s kidnapper? And I don’t just mean the identity. I also mean his self, his purpose in life, his morals.
Everything comes together in this episode. And mind you, it’s just episode 2! But all the threads that could have been joined next week came together pretty quickly with tonight’s episode, and boy am I happy with it. What I’m not happy is that I have to wait a friggin’ week for the next episode.
After the crawling pace of Vampire Detective, I felt like I was on a roller coaster with just the first episode of Wanted. This show does not lose a beat, from its gripping first two minutes to progressing very quickly with the kidnapping and premise of the show. I LOVE IT!
I have no excuses for why I’m late with these recaps. I stopped enjoying this show a few weeks back. It says something when a depressing melodrama like Dear My Friends can hold my attention more than an action vampire show. If anyone knows me, they know I like my action thrillers. I finished Vampire Detective though, and after a completely unsatisfying finale, I look back to see where this show just lost its mojo for me. (And yes – there are some spoilers here.)
There’s a line in Dear My Friends where they say that no one is interested in the stories of the old people. And that’s probably true. But this drama is highlighting it and telling you – old people have many stories to tell. Old people have just as much drama as young people do in K-dramas. And thanks to No Hee Kyung for really highlighting that and giving these veteran actors and actresses their time to shine.
Did we get a new writer? Are the better episodes being saved for the last half of the show? What’s going on!? For once we have a really spooky episode – one that involves spirits and ghosts and shamans. I wish we had this episode earlier, but what a nice follow-up to episode 7’s vampire-laden story.
Apologies for the lateness of this recap – I was quite out of it with a cold and a bunch of things happening. But OH MAN WHY DID I WAIT SO LONG FOR THIS EPISODE? Then again, I guess it ups my anticipation for the next episode and I won’t have to wait long for it. But this is also the episode that could have aired last week for episode 6 instead, and saved this drama. Because guess what? It’s an episode about vampires.