My Lovely Girl is headed towards it’s finale stretch and still the drama delivers only the feeling of “that’s it?” whenever the end of an episode rolls around. Oddly I can’t pinpoint exactly where things are being dulled down, much like a breadmaker would know which of the ingredients was off so the bread didn’t rise. The idol actors in the cast are serviceable, especially Krystal and L and even Hoya with his limited screen time. The veteran actors are all delivering on cue even if Rain alternates overacting (what’s with all the ugly crying, dude?) with underacting.
The Golden Retriever remains the most consistent and satisfying performer, but the story has veered from beyond predictable to checking off the boxes. I think my fondness for it is the really understated vibe, there isn’t a lot of over-the-top conflict and everything plays out rather muted. The two leads also have very sensible and low key personalities, perhaps a bit too mellow but watching them is very relaxing. I’m just waiting for the other shoe to drop in episode 11 once adorable Shi Woo finds out Se Na and Hyun Wook are dating and for Jae Young to keep getting a leg up and catching Hyuk Wook unawares with his devious plots.
Preview for episode 11:
Se Na continues to hold her own against Hae Yoon and refuses to tell her what is going on between Se Na and Hyun Wook. Hyun Wook tells Hae Yoon that all he has on his mind is Se Na. Se Na spends time with Shi Woo and Hyun Wook gets a little angsty. Jae Young offers Hae Yoon a job at his new agency, Hae Yoon hands in her resignation to Hyun Wook as a way to resolve her feelings for him. Shi Woo prepares for his solo ballad performance of “Song for You” which he dedicates to mothers of the world. Jae Young pointedly mentions to Se Na that she resembles her older sister Yoon So Eun and Se Na is surprised he knows her unni.