Do you want to kill me, drama? Do you want to kill me from the excess of feelings? Oh the feelings, it just rolls over me in waves and waves anytime I see a glimmer of happiness with Eun Gi and Maru. Seeing them not only happy, but happy together, that sends me into the throes of giddiness the likes of which require me to run around the room just to burn off the excess energy. I thought the pictures earlier of them walking along the shore and through the grassy field were swoon worthy enough, but obviously Nice Guy wants to just pour on the glorious OTP interactions some more. Look at them! He plays the harmonica for her. She sits there at peace, the kind of peace that she’s never had in her entire life, but the moment she met Maru something she saw in him made her throw everything away to seek a measure of the simplest of happiness with him. And now that she doesn’t have her memories or her acquired knowledge, all that becomes just baggage that she’s shed and in return she gets the measure of peace she so desperately lacked her entire life.
For Maru, from the moment he told the lie that he killed that man in the motel room and took the blame for Jae Hee, this is perhaps the first time he’s chosen to live his life because of what he wants that is a positive step in his life. He wants to be with Eun Gi, to help her, to care for her. He wants it even knowing he might have to walk away eventually. For now, she needs him and he is there for her, despite us all knowing that he needs her just as much. I actually feel like this is Lee Kyung Hee‘s most romantic melodrama since Sang Doo, Let’s Go to School (just my personal opinion), and if NG continues the pace and ends well, it has a high chance as surpassing SD as my fave of her dramas. Normally I worry that a drama runs out of story in the second half but with NG there are still so many issues to deal with, namely Maru’s hematoma and facing the consequences of the bad deeds he did to earn money for Choco, Jae Hee getting what she’s owed, and Eun Gi figuring out her love vis-a-vis Maru and her identity as the heir of Tae San.
Written preview for episode 12:
Jae Hee cannot believe her eyes despite seeing Eun Gi standing in front of her. What’s even more shocking is that Maru is with her. Maru starts to assist Eun Gi in regaining her position at Tae San and starts to exert pressure on Jae Hee. Lawyer Ahn is suspicious of Eun Gi’s sudden personality and behavior change and starts to observe her carefully. Eun Gi feels despondent and pain from her memories that come and go and she tries to find comfort and security from Maru who is beside her. Maru, who now has a pure heart towards Eun Gi, works hard to create happy memories with her.