It's such a pity that I can't watch this series in peace and guilt-less conscience, but here I am, just a teeny bit ridden with guilt and just finished watching the latest episode!
I really love Wol Ryung's return — didn't expect it but neither did it take me by surprise. Even if he has turned into a thousand year evil spirit, I think his character will provide a greater arc to the story. Somehow watching him and Kang Chi just keeps reminding me of Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker, (even though I must admit I have simply no idea what happened in Star Wars), so I was really happy and glad when they scraped the 'I am your father' revelation and instead have Kang Chi know this shocking fact quite early on. How he is going to deal with this fact will be the interesting part that I am waiting to see.
Wol Ryung not having aged at all is good for the fangirl's eyes^^ He's still as cool as ever, and looks good in that long hair and eyeliner. But it disturbs me to see how he had a smirk when he tilted Yeol Woo's face and at that moment, I just had a thought they look like they could be together. Brrr. On the other hand, I really, really hope that they kept the same actress for Seo Hwa because the chemistry between the two was so, so good. The mouth doesn't look the same, but the voice sounds the same so I'm hoping against hope that two leads will stay^^
This look of joyous surprise really sweetens the drama — when Kang Chi realises that Yeol Woo allows him to stay human even without the bracelet. I love the romance blooming right here, from the start where Kang Chi gets taken aback at how girly Yeo Woo can be, to them hanging up the lantern and her making a wish for him…everything(: It serves to add on to the poignancy later on, when Chung Jo sinks to the floor and reminds herself that she was the one who gave up on Kang Chi, because I pity her — Chung Jo will now never get to enjoy the same kind of sweetness, hope, romance that Yeol Woo and Kang Chi go through simply because she doesn't have the belief and trust that Kang Chi is still who he is.
Yet being the cynic that I am, I want more evidence of Yeol Woo's and Kang Chi's love but I don't think I will get any of that any more. It's quite hard for me to believe that Yeol Woo likes Kang Chi simply because Kang Chi has saved her life twice before….or is the story going to take on the line that she's attracted to him because they are fated to be? I wouldn't mind that plot line, but a mention of it will be nice. Kang Chi's impending love for Yeol Woo has enough reason since she's the one who believes in him all the way, and never betrays him. But I'm also hoping that the love goes beyond this belief, and that the two will like each other for who they really are, instead of external reasons.
A few more days to the next episode!