Not going to lie. Despite my affection for SJK, I had zero intention of watching Penny-Pinching Romance because the description of Han Ye-seul’s character brought on a major case of eye rollage:
Hong-Sil (Han Ye-Seul) is a bit of an oddity. She doesn’t have any friends and lives her life extremely frugally to save money. (Why can’t she just get a real job?) She’ll rummage through abandoned homes, looking for items to resell for a profit. (She’d probably earn more money selling Bae Yong-jun’s garbage to his obasan fans in Japan.) She also collects glass bottles for recycling and takes a handful of sugar packs from coffee shops whenever she buys coffee. Hong-Sil also lives in the same low income area as Ji-Woong and her rooftop apartment is directly adjacent to Ji-Woong’s. (via AsianCinematic)
Han Ye-seul as a North Korean spy or a bitchy heiress, I can believe. I will even allow a stretch of the imagination and picture her as a rocket scientist. But HYS as a bag lady who doesn’t have any game or experience with men when she looks like this?
I will accept it if you tell me that all the men in the movie are blind. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: Korea, why are the women in your dramas and movies working a dead-end job 98% of the time? It’s like there are only two occupations for women: maid/dogsbody/plucky heroine or heiress/princess/bitch.
And then I came across the movie recap over at Kaede Jun’s site and discovered this tasty little titbit: SJK plays a horndog who masturbates and watches porn a lot. So basically a 21st century version of Gu Yong-ha, then?
This I had to see for myself, especially since this is the image that comes to mind whenever I think of him:
Joong-ki baby, I think you should put that salami away. It’s scaring all the kids in the audience XDDDDD
This is Ji-woong. He’s a gadabout with no job prospects but what he lacks in material wealth he makes up for with porn.
He has five very good friends who commiserate with him on his plight frequently.
This is…*mouth goes dry* ASFGLKL;RKLMGSDSDKFJLWJEROEWURPOIUP09ISDV
I think we can safely deduce that SJK is making up for his lack of a love line in ALL of his earlier dramas. Note to Drama Gods: Please make him the lead in the next K-drama rom-com and include lots and lots of make-out scenes before he leaves for the army.
Joong-ki baby, all I will say is I am looking forward to your post-army shower scene XD