"Fated to Love You" keeps up a lively pace into this seventh episode - it's also a lot of fun. Mi-young and Geon learn more about each other, learn that they like spending time with each other, and learn about the process of parenthood. They have a lovely partnership forming that will no doubt be trampled with with Se-ra comes back into the picture.
While this episode began with a big misunderstanding, through humor and Geon's earnestness, not only do Mi-young and Geon grow closer, but Geon earns the respect of his in-laws. It also gives the writer a chance to give more depth to Mi-young who struggles with how to understand Geon's seeming betrayal. It is a writing strength that she is able to both keep her mild-mannered demeanor and firmly push Geon away when she thinks he sold out her island to a landfill company.
The misunderstanding leads to a heartwarming resolution and reunion of the shotgun couple as well as a wonderfully rich scene where Mi-young's sister gives birth. The birth incorporates so many lovely story elements. Geon shows off that he's been reading up on birth and fatherhood; Mi-young can see his intelligence and devotion to her sister and family; and, we get to see Geon hold his niece in his arms, a foreshadowing of his first moments as a father. The entire ordeal brings him closer to Mi-young in a way that firmly sets them up for when Se-ra will come and rock the boat.
There is a minor character who was completely hysterical this episode, Yong's mother (Na Yeong-hee), as she took advantage of Geon's sympathetic morning sickness and kept opening the fridge to overwhelm his olfactory senses with offensive smells. It was such a petty, childish moment that compounded with the fact that Geon and poor Mi-young were nauseated by the smell of the open fridge. The humor in this show continues to be over-the-top, but still manage to fit in with the rest of the more serious material.
Daniel also came clean this episode, admitting he is not a priest, and instead took on the role of an "oppa" or older brother. We'll see how long he wants it to remain that platonic, but for not his protectiveness gives Geon a run for his money, especially as they have signed a contract together without having put a name to a face. This should be a fun rivalry. I'm not quite sure how to anticipate the rivalry Se-ra will provide for Mi-young, but at least the one between the men is amusing.
The best part of the relationship between Mi-young and Geon is that as they pretend to be a couple, they find they actually enjoy it. It's a backwards courtship. Again, it's all due to clever writing which can be attributed to the original drama, and to the wonderful adaptation.
Written by: Raine from 'Raine's Dichotomy'
Journalist, drama lover, and foodie, Lisa enjoys exploring Korea, speaking the language, and soaking in all that dramaland has to offer. Her Korean husband laughs that she knows more than he ever will about dramas and K-pop. Lisa Espinosa can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org.
"[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Fated to Love You" Episode 7"
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