Watching episode 1 had cleared away some of my unease about the relationship between Ok Da Jung and Nam Jeong Gi. Perhaps it is still too soon to come to a conclusion but at least I can better understand their characters. Just from this one episode, I can feel both humour and heartache. This drama is said to depict real life and one can emphatize with the struggles of the lower ranks in the midst of the ugly politics prevalent in society.
Ok Da Jung might appear overly aggressive but I don’t think she is all that bad. With the negative rumours about her and constant conflict with a difficult superior, perhaps she needed this toughness to survive. Nam Jeong Gi has a heavy responsibility as a single father with a son, an unemployed younger brother and a dad who works as a security guard. Even when life gets tough, he cannot afford to give up. He’s a pessimist who simply takes what is thrown at him but it’s tough to live life in that manner. So I hope for a good ending where he will stand up for himself.
Seeing Sang Hyun’s soulful eyes again in this episode makes me realize how much I’ve missed them. Even as his comedic acting makes me laugh out loud, the sadness in his eyes leaves a lasting impression in my heart.
I was pleasantly surprised to find a subbed version of episode 1. That was really fast but thanks so much to those who had processed and re-uploaded it for everyone’s enjoyment.
For cuts of the episodes
Just not Nam Jeong Gi’s day as everything went wrong. Messing up a presentation, losing a promising contract, accidentally bumping into Ok Da Jung and ripping her blouse.
This reminds me of butler Seo Dong Chan.
This scene of the 3 men in the lift with Ok Da Jung going ‘hoo-hoo-ha’ to calm themselves was hilarious.
Another hilarious scene in which Nam Jeong Gi mistakenly thought that Ok Da Jung had something else in mind when she asked him to meet at the hotel.
In his imagination ……
Stripping down to his boxers while Ok Da Jung was making a cup of coffee.
Realizing too late that he had blown his last chance to redeem himself.
I was pleasantly surprised that the script had included these parts of Nam Jeong Gi’s alter-ego.
Sang Hyun can certainly play the part of a bad guy in some other drama.