I remain fascinated by Nice Guy, though that fascination hasn’t yet morphed into an obsession. But at least the interest is there, whereas with Arang and the Magistrate where I’m just watching for my beloved Lee Jun Ki and not much else (don’t get me started on the “performance” cutie pie with the hideous wig Yoo Seung Ho is delivering in that drama). Maru is a quintessential anti-hero, and one that is written with many layers and plenty of weaknesses and faults. He’s too smart and good looking for his own good, he was too selfless and fixated with Jae Hee to the point of being derelict in his duty towards sickly Choco, and now he’s willing to use an emotionally fragile girl for the sake of pyschologically battling Jae Hee. It’s not like he wants revenge, because he claims that the dirty rich world isn’t one where his Jae Hee noona should live in. Are you F-ing kidding me, Maru? That is exactly where this piece of flotsam belongs! I would advocate letting her rot in a world filled with money and no heart, where she is constantly looking over her shoulder for someone to back stab her. I know we’re all frustrated Maru hasn’t given up on Jae Hee completely, but that weakness in him is so well written because she was formerly his everything. With these newest stills from episode 7 of NG, I’m looking forward to Maru taking ever more steps towards being genuine with Eun Gi, as well as getting some comeuppance of his own.
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