This isn’t really a recap but rather an attempt to cohesively string together my thoughts for tonight’s episode of TMETS a.k.a. MoonSun. Episode 7 is monumental because this marks the first full episode where the grown-ups take over the reins from the young ones who have been smashing in their first four episodes. It hard to measure up to the chemistry of youngsters who basically move in the same circle and know each other’s work attitude (they’re the ones usually tapped for younger versions of lead characters in a series). Now the adults (Ga-in and co.)… well, let’s just say this is their first time working together. There is always that air of awkwardness especially on the first shooting day. I’ll give them an episode or two as their honeymoon period. After that, I’m sure they’ll pretty much settle into their roles and own it.
The episode tonight was intense, if the preview was any indication. Hwon (H) and Yeon-woo (YW) finally crossed paths but no one really knew who each other was in reality. Yang-myung (YM) thinks he saw a grown-up YW but missed her by a hairline when he (and the guards) started chasing her. I wonder how their first meeting would actually be like? Would he still recognize YW in Wol, the shaman girl? Bo-kyung (BK) was being her usual annoying self. I have this urge to tune out any conversations she has with H because this only leads to arguments and snippy banters. I am forever amazed though how good H switches moods… from serious to playful to sarcastic… every emotion is conveyed really well. No wonder viewers say he’s the strongest link in this series.
Min-hwa (MH), on the other hand, was there for comic relief. Which I don’t mind, really. It’s just sad ‘coz right now we all know Yeom (Y) married her out of gratitude. I just want their story treated right in this adaptation since her book version received a lot of flak for being selfish and all by keeping mum on her involvement regarding what happened to YW. I’m on Team Y/MH though regardless of what will be the outcome in this series.
Special mentions to Woon and Seol. I can’t wait for these two to have interactions since they’re the ones always behind the shadows of our leads. And both are very protective of their wards! ^___^
The episode tomorrow should be interesting. My thoughts might be a day late since I go back to work already and I’m on the GY shift. But let’s see how far my interest in MoonSun will take me into continuing these string of thoughts.