Bride of the Century has been confirmed as a 16-episode drama, which was what I thought all along until those 20-episode chatter started. I’m both happy and sad, thrilled it’s not going to drag out any conflict to fill ten more episodes, but of course sad that there is just six more episodes left to spend with this delightfully loopy treat. Episode 10 rocked my socks off, and also rocked a little more than that when respect to a certain bed in a certain villa after a certain wedding. It’s not even a spoiler to say that Doo Rim and Kang Joo got married in this episode, and I do love how that drama doesn’t rely on the element of surprise or any narrative reversals but delivers satisfaction with maximum gutsiness. There’s a ghost? She continues to show up and both scare and educate Doo Rim. There are plotting moms? Both of them up their ante and it’s a wild game to see which one succeeds in their nefarious plot. But the best part of BotC was showcased in episode 10 by plucking the OTP out of all the craziness around them and giving them (and us) some much appreciated happy times.
Chosun TV posted some scene cuts from episode 10 and it’s a lot of fun to watch even before catching the episode subbed or reading a recap. The first scene is Kang Joo and Doo Rim’s private wedding, which I’ve wrapped my mind around Doo Rim marrying Kang Joo as Yi Kyung. The wedding isn’t legal until it’s registered anyway, so I figure Kang Joo won’t get around to registering it before he cottons on to the real identity of the girl he loves. I also think the stakes are too high for Doo Rim in marrying Kang Joo, if she doesn’t survive the wedding night then what’s the point of telling him who she is. Plus she is fully aware of the risk that Kang Joo may not forgive her for the deception, so in that case I’ll throw my support behind her since the whole shebang is out-of-this-world ridiculous to begin with. The second scene cut is after the wedding when Doo Rim makes Kang Joo wear a couple’s outfit with her, and while they are eating at a street stall Kang Joo gets picked up by an adorable tween eyeing his hotness. Doo Rim immediately stakes her claim to her man and I was LOLing forever at their adorableness.
Kang Joo and Doo Rim get married:
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Kang Joo and Doo Rim rock the couple’s wear:
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