Preview for Episode 15 of Cheongdamdong Alice

Cheongdamdong Alice was the first weekend drama I recapped since I started blogging nearly 3 years ago. That’s quite a feat since I managed to refrain from recapping Secret Garden despite being completely rabidly obsessed with it for the first 10 episodes (the second half drove me insane with hatred), which turned out to be a blessing in disguise. I suppose my love for Moon Geun Young is really that strong, and maybe I just wanted to believe for once that a good rom-com was finally back. Sadly CA has turned out to tax my patience all around – it wasn’t Moon Geun Young’s best performance by any measure even if she was serviceable-to-good throughout, but the whole lotta narrative potential and heady chemistry that was all there in the beginning evaporated into thin air and the story puttered around manufactured conflicts that were really not that compelling. I lay all the blame on the production and the writers, the former couldn’t market this drama properly and week-to-week failed to provide any news to keep the story moving and the latter fell into the trap so many writers do which is to miss the forest for the trees. I wish this drama could actually undertake a meaningful look at the issues it raised, or else just be superficial and silly so I don’t expect much from it. It’s usually when something aims high that its fall hurts even more. I’ve enjoyed rom-coms way worse than CA but this one feels keenly like a wasted prime opportunity to me. But if it can pull out a hail mary in the final two episodes, I’ll probably go easy on it overall since ending on a high note does add a bit of a rose tint to the entire proceeding.

Preview for episode 15:

Seung Jo: Die? Who’s dying? What’s so wrong that someone will die?

Se Kyung: Why does everything think this way?

Seung Jo: Will you guys leave!

Dong Wook: Please don’t be like that.

Se Kyung: They say Seung Jo you have a mental illness, you’re just faking it, right?

Tommy: If I said I just wanted to help Se Kyung, will you believe that?

Seung Jo: What does Cheongdamdong mean to you guys? How dare you say you want to help Se Kyung?

Se Kyung: If this has no meaning for you Seung Jo, then it has no meaning for me either.

Seung Jo: Really no? You were never sincere? You were sincere, right? Right?


Preview for Episode 15 of Cheongdamdong Alice — 8 Comments

  1. SJ vs Tommy and jealousy along with mentally stability and getting to know the real Se Kyung should have happened a long time ago, not in the last two episodes. Better late than never I guess.

  2. Drama gods I pray that a miracle will happen please make the last two episodes worth remembering and heart felt. Isn’t this too much to ask? Lol I’m about to get crazy if they wouldn’t be able to pull of the last two episodes. I still have a little hope left, hope this drama won’t let me down. Thanks sis koala for still continuing to do the recaps until the end. 🙂

  3. It was that sizzling almost kiss in Ep 6 that got me interested in this drama… and finally marathoned through it from Ep 1 to Ep 14 when Ep 10 was airing.
    Have to say that the romance lost the sizzle in the last 5 episodes and the whole reveal was agonizingly draggy.
    I really hope now that the truth is out, the OTP can really show the love and passion for each other and show it to us the viewers in this final 2 episodes.

  4. daebak!! SJ shows jealousy to TH and curiosity about SK’s feeling. I hope some tension from this last 2 episode, coz i couldn’t get any deep feeling and tension from the previous episode. I agree with you guys that the tension and the romance between SJ and SK has gone when SK know that SJ is Artemis’s president. Back then, I just read the ending of synopsis of each episode (thanks koala) without watch the video. Tonight, i hope it’ll wrap nicely!!

  5. I like jealousy tracks! I think I’ll watch ep 15 for fun despite skipping the 6 episodes in the middle.

    This drama reminds me of my reaction to LTM: a lot of potential, but in the end it couldn’t leave up to it. LTM had the awesome OTP and great promos and CA had an interesting story set up (and PSH!!).

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