We get a glimpse in to what Joon Ki could be like if he gave up his ambition to climb the social ladder this episode. Our second leads finally meet and boy am I excited to see their relationship develop because even though Chang Soo is also a chaebol his romance with Ji Yi seems so much lighter than Yoon Ha’s and Joon Ki which for some reason to me seems like it will be kind of heavy. Continue reading
Welcome to a world where being a chaebol daughter isn’t all it’s cut out to be, where being happy comes from being rich, where two people of differing classes fall in love….. Welcome to High Society. So I know that I’m a bit behind on actually posting recaps for this drama, and I’m not sure if I’ll catch up, but I do hope that you’ll stick with me because I plan on sticking with this drama. Continue reading
It’s been a while since the last TTM recap and I’m terribly sorry about the long break – it took a lot longer than I’d expected to dig myself out of the mountain of papers-to-read. By now, I assume that most people have also heard the bad news: tvN has confirmed that the previously-announced Seasons 2 & 3 have been cancelled. (Apparently tvN thought it was a good idea to announce three seasons and then change their minds and slash two seasons out of the blue.) With that in mind, what was a story meant for three seasons had to be told in one – I do hope that the writer had an inkling of what was to come and wrapped it up satisfactorily.
Regardless, picking up from where we left off…
This is absolutely late and I apologize – it appears that no amount of attempting to bend the space-time continuum could produce a scenario where this recap and my thesis could be written simultaneously. Ah, well. And for the same reason recaps for the upcoming episodes will most likely be delayed, but I will finish them. I promise!
Onto the episodes. Team Sohyeon may have won a small victory last time, but they don’t get to enjoy much of a reprieve, what with Mi Ryung muddying the romantic waters and Kim Ja Jeom a-plotting. More importantly, it’s finally our crown princess’ time to shine; I must say it’s a nice change to have two such complex and well-written female leads for a change. Thank you, Show.
Yesssss, finally! This is the episode that I’ve been waiting for – big reveals and action aplenty, but most importantly we finally get to see Dal Hyang play the game rather than being played. Previously he had always been the one who’d been dragged along for the ride, unsure of what he’s doing but caught up in something too big for him to disengage from. Now he finally gets to choose his next course of action – and it’s up to him to find out whether the result will be high risk and unrewarding, or high risk, but at least for a worthy cause. We also get an answer to the question of trust between prince and subordinate much faster than I’d expected, but perhaps that is something I should have expected instead. Thus far this drama has consistently surged ahead with plot and character developments so that the audience isn’t left to stew over their predictions; always ahead or on schedule, never late.
Although the drama lacks a lot of main character growth, save Seul Bi, I still find it pretty fun to watch. Ye Na makes a confession which causes Woo Hyun to make a decision, Seul Bi wishes that Woo Hyun hadn’t said they were cousins and Sung Yeol tries to make Seul Bi feel better. Jae Suk meanwhile doesn’t seem to be having a good day and Ji Hye makes a visit to Granny that doesn’t end really well. Continue reading
Our hero finally learns some bitter lessons (and equally bitter truths) in this episode – no, his luck doesn’t seem like it’ll take a turn for the better any time soon. He’s not the only one, though, because the prince is thrown his fair share of complications and finds harsh realities piled at his door. There are upsides to all this, however; we get a return of Dal Hyang’s mane of glory and some welcome bromance, about which I would never complain. Looks like I wept prematurely after the previous episode rather shook things up in that department.
Romance begins to stir the air as both of our leads experience the first pangs of jealously and I experience the first angst signs for second lead shipping…yay second lead shipping!! I sense I’ll be a blubbering ball by the time this drama hits its finale, but in the meantime I’m enjoying the cuteness of the drama as a whole, and totally wish I was Seul Bi, who doesn’t want two of the cutest guys in school saving you? Continue reading
Gah, Dal Hyang. I don’t know whether to admire his sheer guts in daring to challenge someone so far above him in status or strangle him for making a move that could only lead to more bad luck for him (and his luck has really been astoundingly bad so far). The tug-o-war between Dal Hyang’s loyalty towards prince or nation finally reaches its peak, but with so many secrets floating around the palace and the game of politics complicating everything, the denouement is anything but simple. Worse, both our intrepid hero and the prince come down with a bad case of jealousy, and with swords within easy reach, one can imagine where this goes. To describe the result as mere bad life choices would probably be the understatement of the year.
If you thought Dal Hyang’s journey to Hanyang and his first night in the big city was bad, you clearly haven’t seen what his first day on the job looks like yet. (Hint: It sucks.) Considering how quickly the situation with the Manchu envoys is falling apart on our good guys, it doesn’t look like Dal Hyang will be experiencing much joy at work any time soon, either. It’s a good thing he has the friendly Seung Po and Min Seo to look out for him, though any bromance with Sohyeon might have to wait a bit longer…