I finally get what’s fundamentally missing from the central OTP romance in Record of Youth. Aside from the lack of onscreen chemistry between leads Park Bo Gum and Park So Dam, each are better with other characters in the drama actually, it’s that their youthful romance is devoid of any heady passion. They look like they’ve never even had a deep kiss much less healthy adult activities between 28 year olds dating for over a year. No wonder Jung Ah can so precisely and logically break up with Hye Joon, because there is no “love” involved that is of the illogical emotional. Episode 15 cleared everything up around the manufactured scandal that was unrealistically dragging down top stay Hye Joon’s career but it felt so blase because I never bought that he was in any real danger. I would feel much more that Jung Ah loves Hye Joon madly and passionately but still made herself breakup with him for the best for both their young lives, but alas it was like her breaking up with her hairdresser in awkwardness. I’m looking forward to the final episode because anything should be more entertaining than the epic snoozefest that was the penultimate episode.