There is no mid-week hump for me, at least not while Flower of Evil is airing in the tvN Wed-Thurs time slot. This drama is the best type of modernized melodrama crack, the classic tropes redefined and elevated to sleek modern mores. The stakes are high for EVERYONE which is why the tense terseness works, we know characters are invested in their lives, their loves, and their so-called happiness even if it’s an illusion. I don’t think it’s fully illusory, Hyun Soo is determined to keep life with Ji Won and Eun Ha even if he doesn’t know its because he loves them and not because he needs the safe haven. If his emotional radar worked he would understand that the very definition of love is both desire and security. I love Moo Jin, Hae Soo, and Hyun Soo teaming up as the new Scooby Gang to find the dad’s accomplice from back when. I hate watching Ji Won track her husband and doubt him, but she needs to go through that to reach her own acceptance. The child abuse allusions make me ill, from the child in episode 1 running away to seeing Hyun Soo’s dad (try to) turn him into a sociopath to whatever the heck happened to Hee Sung. The ending to episode 8 was a double whammy, another breakthrough coming and I can’t wait!