Cruel drama fates say what?!?! Okay, my last 24 hours have been insane (15 hour flight back to Taipei with 2 Koala babies, trying to get sleep but they are bouncing off the walls and up at the crack of dawn after 2 hours of shut eye, trying to tire them out with a swim and tired myself out instead) so I don’t know if I am hallucinating this or it really is happening. Yoo Seung Ho is enlisting in the military next year! Right after Missing You wraps! The double whammy of pain I’m feeling is like tripping and falling flat on my face…..and I happen to land in a pile of shit. The thought that his last drama before enlisting is MY just pains me. It’s totally like Kim Jae Wook enlisting right after Mary Stayed Out All Night. Though if I have a moment to calm down this is actually good for his career. He’s already a big star but just needs age to vault into the A-list leading man status. What better way to hit a bajillion birds with the same stone – he’s gone for 2 years during which he grows up (and gets some army abs, YY?), he doesn’t need to do any more second fiddle roles (which to be honest he takes because he wants to rather than those being the only roles offered to him), and he doesn’t need to enlist further down the road when he’s pushing 30 and at the height of his career. I’m simultaneously happy and sad, rather like sending my kid off to an elite college on the opposite coast. It’s good for him but good lord am I going to miss him.
Oh, and in case it’s not clear, I’m dropping the MY recaps. I’m on holiday for the next two weeks and don’t have the time or energy to parse through this turkey for the increasingly infrequent moments of tender reflection and emotional honesty. It’s clear the writer is writing her story around Soo Yeon and Jung Woo reuniting and none of the characters or narrative threads are going to be dealt with in any meaningful way. As such, my hopes for what this drama could be are clearly just that and its a drama best watched for those who simply want a catharsis on the OTP getting back together. Ratings for this week’s one episode dropped significantly, between 2-3% in ABG and TNS, a combination of where the story is headed and the fact that MBC aired one episode while KBS aired Jeon Woo Chi both days. As cray cray as MY has been, I did enjoy that parts that worked so well, like the Mommy scenes and the sweetness of Soo Yeon and Hyung Joon’s adult relationship (before the writer turned him into a total psycho). I hope Yoo Seung Ho enjoys filming the rest of the drama. Just for him I’ll keep watching until the end since its another 2 years before I get him back on my screen after this. It’s still stunning to witness how hot he looks in MY. Let’s post an early farewell to my baby boy.