I am totally wiped out from the marathon day of watching the final episode of a long-running drama and pounding out both a baby recap and a hella exhaustive recap proper. As I was getting ready to call it a day with anything drama related, suddenly my Lee Seung Gi radar pinged and wouldn’t you know it my baby boy is offing snogging a girl! Thankfully its a girl I approve of and seeing the stills from the upcoming kiss between Kang Chi and Yeol Wool in episode 17 of Gu Family Book definitely perked me back up from a combination of exhaustion and feeling down that a beloved drama ended. I don’t need to be watching GFB or even be liking the drama to enjoy a lovely nighttime kiss featuring Seung Gi and Suzy. Of course the stills only tell part of the story and I’m going to need to see the execution and the action to render a verdict on the actual kiss itself. Will it be passionate? Romantic? Sweet? From the stills I feel like only Seung Gi is into it and Suzy still had that stiff robotic-ness about her. She kissed Kim Soo Hyun and Taecyeon in Dream High but those were very chaste pecks that fit the high school genre and their characters. Here I can accept that Yeol Wool kisses very awkwardly, but part of me wishes the PD would let those two unleash some potent attraction for each other since its been so simmering and thwarted for so long. GFB has been all over the place in terms of its narrative that is all about extremes and symbolism, might as well buck the trend with sageuk restrained longing and let half man/half beast Kang Chi show off his rawr nature once he finally breaks through and declares his love for Yeol Wool. She can be raised a tomboy but thus far she certainly knows what she wants in a guy and I hope this kiss leads to even more kissing and romantic times ahead for the OTP.
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