It’s 7-episodes in with Record of Youth and I can confidently say that my quibbles with this drama (and there are many) so not outweigh what I do love about it. And episode 7 had so much to love. The ending scene was my favorite, and for once it wasn’t some cheesy OTP kissing, it was the moment Hye Joon’s grandpa and mom was watching him onscreen in a drama moment and just beaming with pride and my heart just burst open like a proud momma hen myself. Park Bo Gum as Hye Joon just elicits all my maternal instincts, with his kindness, sincerity, and candor being so like a harmless goldfish swimming in shark infested waters I want to protect him. But he’s stronger than he looks which is what makes watching him so fascinating. I still don’t feel the OTP at all, as friends yes and their support for each other is wonderful, but as a couple in love there is zero sexual tension. Jung Ha has more tension with Hye Hyo who I understand what attracts him to Jung Ah (her down to earth sassiness) than what made Hye Joon fall for her. Episode 7 ratings went back up and was merited, it erased the boring of episode 6 and gave up something to root for with one much needed successful break for Hye Joon.