Watching jTBC Wed-Thurs romance drama (if you call it that) The Interest of Love has been an exercise in waiting for the ball to drop. Like, literally waiting and waiting and waiting for something to happen beyond staring, longing, passive-aggressive frustration from all four main leads, so draggy to the point I was like JUST JUMP HER! And then the end of episode 8 happened and I was like, FINALLY! I must preface that I don’t like a single character in this drama but I love how everyone is flawed, difficult, and never able to just say or do things directly. Yoo Yeon Seok likes Moon Ga Young but screws things up with one moment of faltering, she likes him back but is too emotionally and socially fearful of trying, then comes Geum Sae Rok as the latest iteration of the conniving second female lead but with her own cheated on trauma, and then we have the wet rag of a second male lead Jung Ga Ram who is by all accounts a good man but oh so dour, dull, and lacking in drive. These four have been interweaving and doing dances around each other that is at times fascinating and mostly frustrating. Then comes the end of episode 8 when the two leads make up on the ice rink and now I feel like the drama has stakes. Because they let their chance go with each other when both were single then this is now a cheating drama and boy if they thought being together with their social differences was hard the first time around I can’t wait for the pain to start. Because Yoo Yeon Seok and Moon Ga Young are radiant with their longing and pain, and even more gorgeous making out together. But yes, they are cheating and that’s very very bad.