The second week of KBS Wed-Thurs rom-com Dali and the Cocky Prince (Dal Ri and Gamjatang) has the drama building on an unexpectedly solid premiere character and relationship setting to take it one step further. Leads Kim Min Jae and Park Kyu Young continue to be the shining stars of the show, their characters are so opposite yet complementary and the chemistry remains palpable. He’s all bluster but with squishy soft spot for her and she’s cool with a steely pride and together they just bring out the most genuine in each other. The directing is also fantastic, light and breezy when needed and the BAM there is a rich emotional moment and the director delivers it with artistic flourish like the art backdrop of this story deserves. I’m sad Kwon Yul’s second male lead is turning into a foolhardy johnny come lately who gave up Dali likely to protect her but now thinks he’s back and ready to win her heart again. Thank god there is Moo Hak who absolutely is up for the challenge to protect Dali (the right way) for her in both the art gallery and her emotional wellbeing. Not that she’s a shrinking violet that needs protection, but who would say no to a puppy like Moo Hak being around all the time with his expressive eyes and random utterances of frustration lol.