[Picture recap] Playful Kiss Episode 10
[Picture recap] Playful Kiss Episode 9
[Picture recap] Playful Kiss Episode 8
[Picture recap] Playful Kiss Episode 1 - 1st Fantasy Sequence
- I shall not be held accountable for your losing interest in this episode because you look up my post before you watch it. So watch episode 13 first, kay.
- For your information, this episode has been recapped in Dramabeans (DB) and A Koala's Playground (AKP). They have knowledge of the language, which I don't.. so you can obtain all the juicy bits on the dialogue in their sites.
To the ones who've silently enjoyed my picture recaps and the ones who've commented on them, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I wonder if I can find another drama I'm this obsessed over later on. If you still want to spazz about the drama and all the popular recap sites have moved on to a new drama, you're always welcome to spazz here... at least until I've finished recapping all the episodes (wonder when that will be completed..hmmm).
Picture recap... STAAAATO!
Granted, his ideas are perhaps more than a bit skewed. I mean, what if he and Hera were already married and the company wanted to launch another game but Hera's grandfather couldn't sponsor that one. Would they get a divorce so he can marry another heiress?? Baek Seung Jo... *shakes head*
~ Btw, I want those glasses. Where can I buy them. Oh, and the chicken hoodie too. ~
Why must you be 10 kilometers away from her during this proposal? Even in your bravest moment you still don't have enough confidence to truly exert yourself. How am I supposed to cheer for you now?
The style is similar but which one is cuter?
She's trying to feed him again. Run, Seung Jo! Run!
They look so much like mother-and-son in this scene I could almost believe that he got his good genes from her.
Baek Seung Jo in a pink cardigan.. ♥
Baek Seung Jo 30 years from now?? ANDWAEEEEEEE!
I just screen-capped this for my own pleasure. What.. I can't?
He's flipping a page again. Which either means he's: nervous/bluffing/unsure/all of the above.
What a cool customer. He kisses her and then walks away as if nothing phenomenal has just happened? I think Baek Seung Jo has long viewed Hani as his... maybe at this stage (the park trip), it's still at a subconscious level but that feeling of possessiveness has existed alright.
Clark Eun Jo, the ultra-sensitive Super Mini Me can sense all the undercurrent of emotions running amok in his house.. and has absolutely no clue what to do about it. Poor kid.
I love their friendship... I've never had girlfriends like this during high school. Was too busy being a bookworm.
Hani: Huh? Do you call for me, Master?
A message from the Most Hated Umbrella in the World:
I've read and heard so many hate messages about me and so I would like to offer my sincere apology for appearing at the most inopportune time in this episode. I have tried to play the role offered to me as "the tantalizing stopper that will make the audience crave for more", but I guess I have failed miserably. As all of you have witnessed in Episode 14, the editor/director has cut the scene where I spent so many horribly difficult minutes lying in the rain being ignored.. *sob* ..well, at least I've worked hard.. so I hope you don't hate me anymore. Please support me and give me much love when you re-watch Playful Kiss or catch it on DVD later on. I hope I'll get more parts in my next acting job (I'm still reading some scripts so it's not been decided yet). Watch out for my next drama appearance! I will try to present to you a more improved me as an actor... *LOVE*
Feels like babbling...
I didn't screen-cap the kiss coz none of the still pictures does that scene any justice. You just have to watch the video for it. What was I thinking while watching the kiss scene? "Hyung... you've grown up ♥ ♥ ♥ ..." (hehe)
Anyway, I've always thought of Baek Seung Jo as this emotionally stunted guy who goes around being rude and uncaring to people he thinks is beneath him. Turns out he's outgrown that behaviour eons ago.. I just didn't notice. I wonder at what episode the changes in his attitude really start to show. I have to marathon-watch this drama with English sub from the beginning. I've been concentrating too much on Hani that I've completely ignored his progress. My being in the Oh Hani's Protection Squad (OHPS) has not helped matters either. I was too busy throwing imaginary pointy things at him in too many episodes.
If this manga had been a BL manga, none of the issues about Hani being too dependent on Seung Jo would have exploded in the comment sections in DB and AKP. Why is it that.. despite the dynamics being similar, just because its "boy vs. boy" (as opposed to "girl vs. boy") makes it okay for the former to depend on his lover in such a clingy way but it's not okay for the latter to act the same? The seme-uke treatment is so evident in Itazura na Kiss that were I to change Kotoko to... let's say Ayumu from "Heart Strings"... it would not have jarred much of the plot. If Naoki Irie has very accepting parents, that is.
I wonder.. is it because us the female of the species feel we have to have more 'power' in a relationship for it to be worth our while? Where did that come from? I thought we're pursuing love in a relationship, so why must there be a power struggle in the couple unit? How did 'having more power to decide her own life independent of his' come into the equation? I feel weird reading all the angry comments on Hani's decisions on her future in Episode 12. To entangle your life so completely with your lover's is deemed not cool anymore in this day and age. Frowned upon. Mocked. Scorned. Even Hani admits to feeling embarrassed about it. What if it were the other way around? What if Hani were the man in the relationship.. would the comments on his choices in life with regards to his lover have been so harsh?
The difference between a lot of us and Hani is she says those 'embarrassing' sentiments aloud.. all those notions and feelings and thoughts, she just blurts them out. And directly to the person she's in love with. It may not be the best communication method, but once the words are out there.. however convoluted they can be.. her sincerity shines through every time.
I think that in Seung Jo's stark and clearly-defined world where math problems have easy solutions and languages are completely comprehensible, her honest words surround him like crystals whenever she speaks them. The one person he doesn't have to project an image of how Baek Seung Jo is supposed to be. The one person who will look at him in wonder and with complete belief in his potentials. The one person who puts him on a pedestal but will not push him away when he is less than perfect. The one person who will not leave him no matter how much he jerks her around. Oh Hani. That person is you.
There're only 2 episodes left. On TV at least. The youtube episodes sound like it's gonna be from the same story but some new clips will be released. I like that it's only 10 minutes. I like that this drama is only 16 episodes. I'm probably the only PK fan who says this. But I like old things to end, because that's when new things begin. It's a cycle of life.. accept it and move on.. *peace*
It seems that the youtube episodes will be a new story after all! (read here). Yippeeeee! *ish ecstatically happy*