As expected, episode two of comedy drama She Was Pretty gave an even livelier showing than the first. Only grouse? Our heroine Hye Jin has to tone down her antics a few thousand notches.
So much to love in this episode! We have a load of quirky characters and I’m not even referring to our over-the-top female lead. She can be teeth-grindingly excitable, but I’d rather not go on and on about it. I’d rather focus on the positive angles of this episode.
Okay so we get deeper into the characters, and how they will intertwine. I can’t decide if our lead actor is mean, clueless or just overly single-minded.
Ji Sung Joon has his nice sides, like when he helped calm Hye Jin down while they were trapped in the lifts. But he was a total heel when he yelled at her for wearing shoes on set.
Whatever. I’m glad he’s not perfect. Perfect sucks, haha.
Hye Jin is far from overjoyed to be saddled with a new post in the far more prestigious section of the company. She’d rather be as far away from her first love as possible, worried he’d soon recognize her.
The great thing for me is someone finally commenting on Hye Jin’s appearance and even *gasp* suggesting she try to improve on her hair and clothes. Hear, hear.
Another plus, is that Ji Sung Joon keeps such fond memories of the younger Hye Jin.
He remembers the time in the rain and the effect it unexpectedly has on her glossy hair!
What the drama needs right now? A bit more “edge”.
I like goofy, but we’ve already had 2 episodes straight of that. Give me something chewy. Or this could possible flatline the same way The Time We Were Not In Love did early on during its showing.
Hye Jin has a choice to either stay in her new post or resign. Because she certainly isn’t allowed to go back to Mangement Services where she was originally hired. Uh oh, what to do?
I appreciate that they do explain why she’s so unnerved about being found out by the now hotter version of her one-time young love. Somehow, we begin to relate with her and understand a tiny bit why she’s hiding behind a shadow.
Let’s just say, the possibility of Ji Sung Joon recognizing her is pretty high, counting the number of times they accidentally ‘run’ into each other per day.
No doubt it’s eventually going to somehow ‘jog’ his memory, excuse the pun.
My best part of the episode? Was when Hye Jin asked Ji Sung Joon why he seemed to hate her so much… And he admitted that he was angry someone like her would have the same name as Kim Hye Jin!
To whet our curiosity is the whiff of the rumor that someone on the Editing team is the son of the owner of the company. We have a chaebol in the house people!! (And I think I can guess exactly who it is heh heh).
Okay, so Hye Jin decides she’s not going to resign after all, thanks to Ji Sung Joon’s outburst in the elevator. Girl is slowly growing some exoskeleton.
Definitely looking forward to week 2 of the drama. Everyone seems to have a dirty little secret, and it’ll be fun to find out who’s hiding what.
In all, I have to say it was a winning first week for She Was Pretty.