My Mon-Tues are rather quiet now that I’ve dropped Jang Ok Jung, Live in Love. Forget life being too short for bad dramas, life’s too precious to watch something so utterly aggravating it might cause me to have a brain aneurysm. Gu Family Book isn’t much better but at least its stayed consistent with its shortcomings. It’s also ramped up the romance and since I love Lee Seung Gi and Suzy even if I don’t necessary love them here, I’m just compelled to collect pretty new stills to coo over them outside of the context of whether their romance is narratively well-developed. I actually think it is, there are just little bits of disconnect here and there that sometimes cause a distraction. I watched the much discussed kiss between Kang Chi and Yeol Wool in episode 17 and my verdict is that its better than I expected but way too clunky and technique-driven to convey any passion. It was a facsimile of a passionate kiss with some lip moving, some clutching, and nice head tilts. But the PD over-directed that sucker to the nth degree, and I could feel Seung Gi and Suzy acting as opposed to being carried away by the kiss. Actors are human beings who feel physical and emotional attraction like we all do, and even when they are acting they can actually get genuinely swept up by a moment. That often happens in very potent kiss scenes even if the actors aren’t secretly hooking up, just the act of kissing a very attractive co-star can be tantalizing. Lee Seung Gi and Ha Ji Won‘s refrigerator kiss in episode 6 of The King 2 Hearts far and away blows this kiss out of the water, because that was a simply filmed moment of such raw chemistry it sent pheromones through the screen. I don’t necessarily think this scene in GFB required that type of attraction, but merely pointing out that some kisses are magically better than others. This one isn’t bad, and I’m hoping this is just a prelude to more and better kisses to come.