Okay, this blog may become Ro Woon centric for the next 6 weeks, please forgive if that happens and I’ll try to keep it restrained. Episode 4 of jTBC Mon-Tues drama Sunbae, Please Don’t Put on that Lipstick (She Would Never Know) flipped the switch for me. My main grievance is gone, the drama is firing on cylinders, and the limitations mere small annoyances that don’t detract from the overall satisfaction. It did take 4 episodes to really warm me up to Won Jin Ah‘s female lead Song Ah, because she was just so prideful and also strangely attached to her douchey (and frankly highly unattractive) boyfriend turned now ex-boyfriend. Sorry the second male lead does NOTHING for me in this drama. All I want to do is punch him in the face each and every time he shows up onscreen and her reluctance to confront him on his bullshit and gaslighting and cheating on her with being on the cusp of marriage to a rich girl is beyond the pale.
Thank god she finally got over her inner hang up and tore him a new asshole in this episode, from lying that she’s got a hot new boyfriend in Ro Woon’s Hyun Seung to later confronting him with her knowledge of the full truth, that was supremely satisfying and now I like her. But that’s sorta besides the points because Hyun Seung is just so insanely magnetic, manly, and sensitive, basically your himbo crossed with lovestruck puppy overlaid with sensitive confidante. He does it all and knows when to push and when to step back. And the drama just loves Ro Woon and basically has written each episode ending with him in mind, framed to perfection to wow all our collective feminine hearts. Like the ending to episode 3 where he protected her and gave her the choice to take his hand (or not), the ending to episode 4 had me squeeing because he’s standing there like a god statue so she can dance to her heart’s content without sleazebags crowding her and smiling at how happy she is without asking for anything in return. He’s won me over and I hope he gets Song Ah to see him as a man in full soon rather than as a nice friend.