I’m watching (or really casually following along with) three weekend K-dramas for more or less ennui. None of them are really all that good, and the crazy and boring parts are easy to fast forward and keep bopping along. Goddess of Marriage is one of them, and my only reason for checking on that one is Kim Ji Hoon. I normally adore Nam Sang Mi but her character annoys me to pieces because of her self-absorption combined with intractable stubbornness. As an adult she could choose either Kim Ji Hoon’s Tae Wook or Lee Sang Woo‘s Hyun Woo and then live with the consequences, but she makes it all so hard on herself and everyone with this constantly dissatisfaction with her choices. Poor Lee Sang Woo is saddled with the worst character of the three, IMO, and I’ve taken to calling him The Big Bore. He has zero personality besides being the ideal sensitive passionate man, and spends every episode other than the first one looking constipated as he pines and mopes for Nam Sang Mi’s Ji Hye. Kim Ji Hoon is naturally getting lots of kudos from the Korean critics and audience for portraying the most complicated and interesting of the three leads, though his character isn’t easy to root for because he comes with so much family baggage and personality intensity. Marrying him is probably like getting sucked in by a mega-watt magnet. He recently gave an interview and I loved all the pictures from that spread so wanted to share. He discussed how Tae Wook will become the black knight to his wife Ji Hye, blocking bullets for her but their marriage won’t be easy. The drama will span a year in drama time so we’ll get to see now just how two very different people work through the conflicts between and after marriage. Though the love triangle won’t be done and Hyun Woo will still be around. God, can’t we ship Hyun Woo to an island full of beautiful but dull people. He would fit right in. I love how this drama is milking the two leading men’s incredible physiques, first with the swimming pool scenes with Tae Wook and now with a swimming pool scene for Hyun Woo. This weekend drama has eschewed the typical birth secrets angle that is plaguing the other three weekend dramas (I Summon You, Gold, Scandal, and The Best Lee Soon Shin), but it fills the time with very unlikable characters doing very annoying things. Oh what I put up with for the delectable Kim Ji Hoon. No need to thank me for throwing in bonus hot men in swimming pool pictures.