With this, I am officially caught up on Birdie Buddy recaps, and awaiting this coming week’s episode 17 and 18! Whew!
Sucks to balance K-dramas with The Good Wife, Amazing Race, How I Met Your Mother, Ringer, and Warehouse 13 on TV… Oh yeah, and real life. 😛
I loved this episode for all the exposition. It’s about time we all learned more about what’s really going on. Even though we got hints as to everyone’s hidden motives and their pasts, it’s kind of refreshing to get it all out in the open. That moment of revelation is very satisfying for me.
Plus – 9 more episodes and we’re at the end!
Not an exciting episode, but again the focus was on Hae Ryung. Though Lee Da Hee isn’t a bad actress, I think her storyline has just gotten to a point where I just don’t care. It’s always her fighting with her mother, and she keeps holding a grudge against Jung Woo. Most of the other characters have moved on, but I feel like she’s still revolving on the same plane.
Nevertheless, her actions are simply setting her up to be Mi Soo’s great rival.
Advantages of this drama: the 45-minute episodes help make the drama feel fast paced; the length of the drama (24 episodes) allow for a slower but better character development. Case in point: I hate Jung Woo’s actions and conflicting feelings, but I can understand them better because nothing’s rushed.
Disadvantages of this drama: too much of Sae Hwa being stubborn; the plots keep recycling in some way – competition, setback, withdrawal, resurgence. And the mother just keeps cycling between controlling and frustrated.
Fabian’s training episodes are pretty cool when you see it, but not that interesting in concept. In general – he’s just training her for when she runs into trouble – her ball falls in the water, or falls into the woods. Mi Soo already can do well in the open green, so he just does “targeted training” so to speak. It makes for interesting sequences because they’re so tough, and you want to see Mi Soo succeed.
However, it also means that Mi Soo will succeed, and therefore the training sequences are so limited. I want more Fabian!!!!
Also, it’s interesting to note that Danny is starting to stand up to Sae Hwa now. He’s finally unable to tolerate how Sae Hwa just glosses over all her problems.
**Sorry these recaps are coming up late! Episode 12 coming soon!**
I LOVE Fabian. He might be a masochistic old man with a rough (but clear) Korean speaking manner, but he’s what makes it hilarious. His expressions are so hammy that they’re kinda awesome. But Jung Woo? I hate him. I don’t get him. I am annoyed at him. And yet, he’s kind of an interesting character… more on that later.
As for Hae Ryung, she became downright whiny in these two episodes. I’m kind of glad that they pushed her out of the picture (artificially) by episode 12 because she is one messed up kid.
Finally! We move forward! While last week had plenty of developments on the Hae Ryung front, I felt like we could have moved on after getting all those hints that Joon Mo is Hae Ryung’s father. I wanted Mi Soo to move on from her constant wishy-washy-ness and just be a golfing pro already.
I know this isn’t the most popular of series, so I’m considering in making the recaps shorter and more concise.
Completely irate with her mother and brother for keeping her father’s condition from her, Mi Soo swears that she’s not going to leave her father (who can only remember Mi Soo the best). She stomps outside and tells her sponsor that she quits golf.
She can be so wishy-washy at times.
The focus of episodes 7-8 is admittedly more about Hae Ryung than about Mi Soo. However, it’s so interesting for me to be engrossed about a secondary character that is a rival to our lead, and still not hate her. I usually have very little interest in secondary characters, but Hae Ryung’s character is thankfully complex with her mysterious background.
It’s a little crazy though how everyone is so closely connected.
Double header today! But it’s also because these two episodes are so intertwined.