After the stress of watching Maids, and the adrenaline rush of Spy, I thought it was time for something lighter for my Kdrama viewing enjoyment. Sweden Laundry was ok, but not holding my interest. I decided to take a chance on Ho Gu’s Love. It looked like silly, light fun.
Boy was I wrong.
Okay, there are some funny parts. The part in Ep. 4 where the boys are chasing after the nekkid picture of Do Hee, all the while looking like they are in slo-mo tryouts for Pageant of the Masters…so funny. And DH’s reaction, “I’m not an A-cup”–I was not expecting that either. She’s one tough cookie. I’m dying to know her backstory.
I’m so glad Do Hee decided to have the baby. I was worried for a while, especially when she was begging for it to be taken away. There is a soft part of her, somewhere under the hard shell she puts on to show the world everyday.
I did not expect to be sobbing at the end of Episodes 3 and 4…this writer can really reel me in and then punch to the gut…I love the character of Ho Gu. For all that he seems like a loser, or a sad sack, he has a moral compass that doesn’t waver, and a compassionate heart. No doubts in my mind, that came straight from his Dad. Ho Gu has some good friends too, even if they are nerds on the highest level. I have seen some comments calling Ho Gu out as self centered and not connected with reality. I don’t buy it. HG looks at things in a very simple, straightforward dynamic. He seems to be very logical…if there is a baby, there is a husband. In his world, that’s how it works. That is what he’s probably always seen. He simply can’t imagine a husband letting his wife have the baby all by herself. Is that what his Dad would have done? No way! At Shamrockmom’s RL house, we have a saying….’Don’t make something rocket science when it isn’t .”
His sister annoys me, but I hope once she starts dating that King of the Narcissists Lawyer, she will get straightened out. (If that dude straightens out–now that will be a miracle.)
Is it wrong to not give a rip who is the father of Do Hee’s baby? I don’t. If Ho Gu is there, that kid will have a chance, and that is what really matters.