With episode six, not only are we told that Sam Dong is okay, but that the kids from the Half Admissions class will not be able to participate in the Showcase as well. Highlights include: poorly performed head surgery, karma, more lollipops, explosions, and a slap to the face.
Things I Liked:
- I’m beginning to notice some vague resemblances. When Hye Mi cries about the misfortune she has brought Sam Dong, she looks a lot like Yoon Eun-Hye. And in the scene when Sam Dong is “clarifying” some things with his poor mother, he looks a bit like Rain.
- Speaking of the crying scene, I have thought poorly of Suzy‘s acting. And though she has a lot to work on, I thought she did very well in that scene.
- Picking up a girl with a needle in your arm? Doesn’t sound realistic to me but if it is, it sure is impressive.
- Hye Mi is making milestones in this episode. She’s taking steps to develop as a person and go beyond her rough and tough exterior.
- Pik Suk and Jason: I don’t know if I complained about this in my last review but I feel like a lot of the Pil Suk and Jason fandom out there is based off of Pik Suk‘s diabetes inducing cuteness. Jason needed to be more active and we got more of that here. But when I saw him flounce into the arms of that girl, Mean Girls moment anyone? Oh, Pil Suk. If this drama is as predictable as I think it’s going to be, you’ll get him. But not without some work.
- Speaking of Pil Suk, I think Park Young-Jin‘s lecture about destroying a girl’s dream because she couldn’t lose weight, I enjoyed quite a bit. I don’t think he was talking to just the teacher, but to all of Korea as well.
- Sam Dong, you are a cutie. If Hye Mi doesn’t like you, I as well as plenty of Seoulbeats readers, do.
- Jin Gook trying to take off Sam Dong’s pants. Do I really need to justify myself here?
- Jin Gook versus Sam Dong: We might as well debate now. I think both guys are great and as far as a relationship with Hye Mi, I think they both have their pluses and minuses. Jin Gook comes from a past that is not too different from Hye Mi‘s; but Jin Gook doesn’t seem to inspire warmth from Hye Mi that Sam Dong can. As for Sam Dong, though he is capable of bringing out a better side of Hye Mi, he is naïve in many ways, one being that he cannot understand Hye Mi the way Jin Gook can. My vote is for Sam Dong. I love Jin Gook just as much, but I believe that Sam Dong is better for Hye Mi because he can help her go forward.
- The day dream scenes were majestic. Like Cecil B. DeMille, epic.
- Pil Sookah, you’re too cute. Go back to school and don’t keep random cooking utilities in your locker.
- The dance practice scene was cute. Though I think Suzy was a bit stiff (But then again, she could have just been in character because I would totally expect that from Hye Mi), I thought it was simple, but well done.
- Oh Hyeok: So many wins.
- A slap to the face. True Blood-esque end to an episode.
Things I Didn’t Like:
- Reader kc informed me that a month has gone by in the Dream High timeline. What? Totally went over my head.
- Baek Hee, unfortunately, you are turning into a monster.
- The medical procedure isn’t even trying to be realistic.
- Wash your hands, Hye Mi. That’s how STIs get spread. And Jin Gook, a napkin isn’t going to cut it. Get her some hand sanitizer.
- Why did Sam Dong have to get hit? He’s too precious for these urban power games.
- In the scene where Baek Hee and Jin Gook are talking, is it really that cold that you can see their breath? Production, get on it.
- Kim Soo-Hyun has a nice voice but his falsetto needs work. Try moving and singing in that voice in order to build vocal stamina.
- Principal, no one likes you.
Final Verdict: Omona, I actually am looking forward to something in particular in the next episode. I want to see how their “fake showcase” will turn out.