Mischievous Kiss Ep 7

You know the reason why Playful Kiss story appeals so much to me?

It is because no matter how comical or exaggerated they show some scenes in Ha Ni and Seung Jo’s life to be, at the heart of it, this story is as real as it could get…

After all there is nothing that can be as painful as unrequited love and Ha Ni totally makes the feeling relatable as we watch her go through the motions of trying to make a love that seem hopeless happen and become possible while battling with her own self doubt and insecurities in the process…

I love how this show depicts real feelings… real emotion… real friendships…real situations… real trials and real relationships and for that it is easy to remember and associate ones self with Ha Ni or Seung Jo…

It is interesting how this drama has put together a bunch of lovelorn people in one story and yet all of them have different stories to tell….

Funny how despite that fact and despite their differences, all of them have the same hopes and the same dreams and it is nothing else but to have the love that they offer to that one person they aspire for to be returned… (Seung Jo and Ha Ni, Joon Gu and Ha Ni, Hae Ra and Seung Jo, Kyung Soo and Hae Ra… even Eun Jo and his little gal pal…)

Makes one think that Love is really universal and no matter who you are or where you’re from, once it hits you it almost always has the same effect…

I’ve read a lot of comments about how Ha Ni seems so foolish in this episode for running after a guy who seem not to even give her the time of day and who’s seemingly mean to her to boot… but i say, the phrase “love drives us crazy” would never have been coined if we all followed logic and intellect in choosing the person whom we would love with all our hearts…

At one point or another, whether we admit it or not, there was or will be a time in our lives when we became or would become stup!d for love and just like Ha Ni, it is a given that we’d do something equally embarrassing or pathetic despite the seemingly daunting presence of a Hae Ra, all for the name of that feeling that poets write about and country singers croon about…

It is easy for us to draw conclusions as an audience for her to just walk away and forget about her seemingly insignificant crush towards Seung Jo… but in reality, given the same situation will we be able to do as we say?

The mind might be steered by logic but the heart?

The heart has a mind of its own… And if it is that easy to just forget and to turn our backs on that emotion? Then we need to think back and thnk twice because from the very beginning, maybe what we have felt was not truly love at all…

Ha Ni might be slow but she is not altogether immune to the fact that she’s making a fool out of herself over Seung Jo… It was evidenced by that question she threw out to Eun Jo during their heart to heart talk and my heart literally squeezed to see her seemingly beyond the point of being able to control her feelings towards Seung Jo because the truth is even if she wants to, she can’t… because she is now hopelessly and irrevocably in love with him…

And that love stems from the fact that she sees something in him that makes him worth loving and even if on the surface Seung Jo seems to be beyond redemption… it is that something that keeps Ha Ni hoping and praying that one day soon, Seung Jo will look her way and perhaps return the feelings that she has for him too…

What i’m just saying is that, it would be a different story perhaps if Seung Jo is a nappeun namja (bad guy) in the truest sense of the word….

But honestly… how can you walk away from a guy whom you had invested two years of your life on and who shows you hints of tenderness underneath that seemingly gruff exterior?

He might be a tease, sure… rude perhaps and obnoxious a given, but a jerk? I think Seung Jo is the farthest thing from that…

Which brings me back to the topic of his meanness…

I think being cold to Ha Ni is Seung Jo’s defense mechanism… She rattles his world and it confuses the heck out of him…

Even normal people have offdays where we feel confused about the state of our feelings but to an android prototype like Seung Jo… something that he can’t explain with logic is totally unheard of…

Ha Ni defies his reasoning and it makes him weak and feel vulnerable…So go figure… just imagine her effect on him…

And since he is at a loss as to how to respond to her? Then meanness it is… Even if the truth is, he is also punishing himself by deliberately stomping down on his real feelings for her and by staying away from her…

I think the moving out phase is a needed dynamic at this point to make Seung Jo realize that his feelings for Ha Ni goes beyond just patient tolerance…

With her hanging around him all the time, Seung Jo is lulled into a false sense of security that no matter what Ha Ni would almost always be around him but with her absence it will probably be an eye opener for him that that would not always be the case…

Though it breaks my heart to see Mama Baek depressed and Ha Ni too… i’m sure that i would enjoy every second of Ha Ni’s being away from Seung Jo in so many ways whenever i see the glimpses of tortured longing on his face…

To me, love would always be 50% destiny and 50% hard work… Like Mama Baek says, if it does not fit, it would not but the rest is up to us…

Ha Ni has planted her seed of love, tilled it, nurtured it and is now just waiting for the day until it would grow and flourish…

If it bears fruit just imagine her harvest…

And when that time comes… I’m sure Seung Jo would get payback big time because wouldn’t it be ironic to see how he can’t seemingly live with Ha Ni and yet the truth of the matter remains that he can’t live WITHOUT her even more than he seem to think that he can’t live with her… 

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About donnapie

Kdrama fanatic, Kim Hyun Joong obsessed, MinSun shipper, closet writer
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