A good melodrama really needs to be populated by broken and battered people. Functioning happy people just don’t work in stories fraught with a lot of anxiety and bad decisions because naturally their chipper attitude helps them overcome the odds and what not. That’s the Candy heroine stereotype, and better fitting for stories where the happy ending is a given. Even having watched my share of melodramas, I’m having a hard time finding a set of OTP as fundamentally broken inside as Maru and Eun Gi in Nice Guy. They are people going through the motions, seemingly resigned to their fates yet there is this glimpse of fire in them. It’s like they have long ago lost their faith in humanity, but deep down they cannot throw away the kernel of goodness within. I have been so patient waiting for episode 5 to drop and seeing these brand spanking new stills will go a long ways to whetting my appetite. Not only does the two leads and the backdrop look drop dead gorgeous, we’re getting somewhere in their interesting relationship. While we know Maru is a player both mentally and emotionally, and he’s likely playing Eun Gi like a fiddle, part of us hopes and prays that in this game he discovers something that is worth cherishing.