To say my feelings towards Gu Family Book is like an odd little duck might be the best way to describe it. Clearly I was disappointed it failed to live up to my hopes, but then that really never bothered me too much other than a shrug and a wish for better next time around for Lee Seung Gi. Whereas I took Jang Ok Jung, Live in Love‘s descent into Le Terrible really personally, because it was so freaking awesome initially that the insanity later on felt like a stark betrayal. Normally when I don’t love a drama the weeks when it airs feels interminable because I’m just waiting for it to end quickly so the next better thing can come along. Oddly I really enjoyed following along with GFB, sometimes watching scenes that seemed interesting, other times just enjoying the camaraderie on the set as MBC released fun BTS stills. The leading couple of Lee Seung Gi and Suzy had chemistry in my eyes – of the playful sibling variety. There wasn’t a lick of romance there and that’s a shame though it doesn’t tank the drama’s central love story since Yeol Wool seemed rather like a block of wood and Kang Chi took so long to come around that he was falling for her. My gut tells me Suzy is just so young, and so much younger than Seung Gi, that real life age difference and life experience probably just immediately placed them into oppa-dongsaeng vibe. Who’s with me that they would have been awesome playing onscreen siblings in a weekend drama where they bicker all the time but support each other with their own OTPs. GFB would have been leaps and bounds better in the hands of a genuinely talented scriptwriter, so in the end of the day the poor directorial choices, the acting misses here and there, that is all secondary to the main reason this drama failed to be as good as its interesting concept warranted. But in terms of ratings its a definite winner and for that the cast and crew has every reason to smile and enjoy the experience. Check out the cute and sweet BTS stills from the drama as released by MBC. Poor Sung Joon may have been the biggest waste of his talent in this drama but at least he seemed to have developed a real life bromance with Seung Gi. That’s worth something to me, those two cutie pies.