If that picture above doesn’t scream OTP!!! then if I could draw I would draw hearts all over them to hammer home the point. I’m sure the art of ceramic making is a beautiful elegant dance of the hands and fingers with clay and water, but watching it onscreen is literally analogous to watching paint dry. The process is painstaking but repetitive, and unless we’re talking sexy times with a pottery wheel ala Ghost, then there is literally no sizzle to be found. The last time I recall a K-drama dealing with pottery was the teeny tiny subplot with Kim Bum’s character in Boys Before Flowers but that was like 1/100 of the plot of that bag of crazy and used sparingly. In Goddess of Fire, pottery literally is 100% of the plot. Every other drama cliché is then built on it – birth secret, royal infighting, revenge – and so far the drama is running through various vases, cups, bowls, and plates like you wouldn’t believe. And jade belts and straw shoes, just to mix it up. I promised to bring more Kim Bum with Moon Geun Young so here’s the latest official stills from the set. These two have oodles of chemistry, through I always thought Moon Geun Young would get to work with Bummie’s best buddies Lee Min Ho or Jung Il Woo first since those two are the same age as her. I can’t see the age different between them whereas I don’t see any potential romantic chemistry with Moon Geun Young and Lee Sang Yoon in their few scenes together. Visually those two don’t work, but if they were the only ship around I’ll probably board it. But with the alterna-ship that involves the glorious Kim Bum, I’ve already unpacked my bags on that ship and am sipping a martini on deck. I hope Jung Yi comes clean with Tae Do about her real identity so as to avoid dragging out their reunion for another two episodes. They are sooooo cute together, both their characters and these two cherubic actors, that I need more scenes to help keep me awake. There is a brand new still from an upcoming episode where Tae Do cradles a sleeping Jung Yi and uses his hand to shield her from the sun. I pretty much turned to mush because of it.