Okay, I’m officially so bored by Record of Youth, even the Park Bo Gum magic charisma isn’t enough the save it at this point. Episode 13 stayed steady in ratings from last week at 7.760% but honestly fell off a cliff for me on narrative and relationship development every which way in the main storytelling. Maybe Hae Hyo’s mom inching towards a comeuppance or epiphany was nice to see and of course Hye Joon’s family all coming to a new normal in their own lives around his sudden superstardom. But nothing happened with Hye Joon and Jung Ah and I’m not even rooting for her to get with Hae Hyo but those two are actually getting meaningful scenes as he seeks her out as the friend when he’s battered from the realization that his mom has been buying his SNS followers. Honestly, it’s no more than the golden spoon leg up he’s had his entire life and it’s time for him to wake up to reality. I liked seeing Jung Ah’s incremental little wins in her makeup artist career but it just doesn’t flow with Hye Joon’s career rocketing in 1 year and now being threatened with a dead ex-gay sugar daddy fake news. It’s like two different dramas awkwardly stitched together.