*sob* What do you mean there’s only
two one more week s left of this drama? Say it isn’t so! Boys, noona is going to miss all of you terribly so before the inevitable rolls around, let me leave each of you with some advice, starting with Ji-hyuk: Whatever you do, please don’t let whoever’s responsible for your current do touch your hair again.
My next piece of advice to you is this: 1) Talking about how you feel doesn’t make you a wuss and 2) while I do appreciate your laissez-faire style of doing things, there are times when you just have to put your foot down and rein your band members (*coughHyunsoocoughHajin*) in when they start crossing the line. Nothing personal. It’s called taking charge.
ETA: And why didn’t you just tell that nosy reporter at the press conference that you and Su-ah weren’t living together? All you had to do was explain you were living in the dorm and that your friend was borrowing your room for a while. *wrings hands*
So once you’re done playing the Noble Idiot this week, can you please step up to your Boyfriend duties and take your girl out on a proper date? And I don’t mean holing yourselves up in your room eating ramyun. I’m talking flowers, a day at the amusement park…you know, the works. God knows Su-ah deserves it. She’s been an absolute saint putting up with your jealousy as well as Woo-kyung’s, not to mention the media hoopla over your relationship, your crazy schedule and repeated no-shows. Please rectify this once you’ve put out all your fires and gone through all the obligatory emo-ing.
Hyun-soo: It’s okay to let people in sometimes. You don’t have to divulge your entire life history but people can’t tell what you’re thinking if you just play it cool all the time.
Oh Hyun-soo, do you see your biggest enemy staring right back at you when you look in the mirror? How is it that someone who knows how to play the PR game with the media is unable to play nice with his own band mates? I’m guessing that
behaving like an ass being brutally honest is your special way of letting the people around you know that you care for them, in which case there’s hope for Ye-rim yet.
Now judging by the debate that’s been going on in various forums, it looks like Hyun-soo’s become the pretty boy equivalent of haggis — you either love him or you don’t. Just to throw my two cents in, had he chosen to go solo of his own accord, I wouldn’t have thought less of him. Firstly, I don’t think it’s wrong for anyone to aspire to greater things. Secondly, solidarity works only when everyone has a shared vision. It’s unrealistic to expect people to stay together as a group if they don’t have a clear idea of what they want to achieve for themselves or if they don’t have similar goals.
For me, Hyun-soo’s biggest problem has always been his personality, not his ambition. Byung-hee was equally ambitious, if not more so. The difference between them is that Byung-hee’s ambition was infectious — he inspired people with his enthusiasm. Hyun-soo, on the other hand, is the complete opposite. He may have the band’s interests at heart but he’s terrible at communicating his thoughts and feelings, and this is compounded by his critical and combative nature. When things go wrong with the band, instead of offering solutions, he’s the first to zero in on the things that should have been done.
There are times when such in-your-face criticism is helpful but when the band is already floundering in the throes of an identity crisis, this is not the time to be jumping down anyone’s throat. Ji-hyuk may be the leader in name but everyone has the responsibility to chip in and do what they have to do to make sure that the band survives.
During the rock festival arc, fulfilling Byung-hee’s dream of playing in a festival was the common goal they all had. That has changed though and the question of what would happen to them in his absence has taken on a far greater significance: Can Eye Candy exist without Byung-hee or are they merely a tribute band to his memory? This all ties back to the very first episode when Byung-hee asked each of them why they were playing in the band. What is Eye Candy to them?
I guess in order for the boys to figure out the answer to this question, they need to go through a period of separation. After all, you don’t know what you’re missing until it’s gone, right?
Do-il: There’s a reason Kang Shin-woo didn’t get the girl in You’re Beautiful. He had terrible timing and he couldn’t open his mouth when it mattered. Do not follow in his footsteps.
And what do you mean you don’t know if you’ll be able to care for her adequately? What does Ji-hyuk have that you don’t? Soju-flavoured nipples? Please man up and confess already!
Though having watched episode 13, I’m in favour of you moving on and finding yourself another girl.
Woo-kyung: Please go to the optician and get your eyes checked.
I think you should also make an appointment with an ear specialist as well because how many times does a guy have to tell you that he isn’t interested in you before you get the message? You’ve known since episode 6 that he isn’t into you and after watching episode 13, all I have to say is that you are officially delusional. Asking Ji-hyuk to choose between Su-ah and you and the band? Who died and made you Byung-hee? You have no right to tell him to break up with her, especially not when the other boys have come to terms with their relationship.
At this point, you have to be blind to not see how hopelessly (with the emphasis on “hopeless”) crazy Do-il is about you. Stop being cruel and either tell him you’re not interested or give him a chance.
Ha-jin: Getting your heart broken sucks. Remember this the next time you toy with a girl’s feelings.
I think we all know that this isn’t going to end well for Ha-jin but I’m glad he’s going to have his heart broken because this is going to be a character-building exercise for him (I hope). It’s going to let him know what it feels like to be rejected for a change. I know this sounds harsh but I belong to the School of Tough Love.
I’ve seen people accuse Ye-rim of leading him on but I don’t see it this way. She’s never encouraged his interest or pretended to like him. It’s not like she hangs around his rehearsal studio or asks him out on the pretext of finding out information about Hyun-soo. On the contrary, Ha-jin’s the one doing all of these things and he’s behaving exactly like one of those clingy girls he dislikes so much. It’s just too bad that he’s going to deal with the realisation that she doesn’t like him by being a dick to Hyun-soo. Oh well, maybe he’ll get used to it after getting his heart crushed a few more times?
Kyung-jong: I don’t have any constructive advice to give you. You’re adorable. Just stay that way forever.
Only one more week left. I’m going to need a support group when this drama ends. *sob*