Announcement about further Recaps & Comments on Color of Woman Episode 17-18
Okay, I don’t even know where to start! Truthfully, I do not like where things are going! Even if the writers are trying to mess with our heads, can’t they do something more authentic?
So, this week we had Chanjin declaring his feelings out loud, Jinju showing a vulnerable and good side which is further off set by the fact that Sora still considers her a friend and defends her, Sora and Junsu moping (as they’ve been doing for quite some time now on and off! It feels like eternity already :P)
Let’s go over each character and I’ll start with Junsu and Sora. Somehow, I feel like I’ll have little to say about both of them.
Junsu. It’s no secret I haven’t been particularly fond of him since the 9th episode. In these two episodes, I just have to say, why hasn’t he approached Sora at ALL? Yes he tried that at the end of the 16th episode when Jinju announced she was dating Junsu but why hasn’t he done anything after that at all? In these episodes, he didn’t do anything but mope until Jinju urged him to go to Sora. He even forgot her birthday! Jinju reminded him about it!
Chanjin told him outright he was going to date Sora and he asked Chanjin if Sora felt the same way. Chanjin told him clearly he doesn’t know how Sora felt. Why not ask Sora herself?? You like her, right? When you came back from the States, you were dogging (I don’t mean this in a bad sense, just wanting to say he was persistent. In the beginning, I liked the way he courts her again) her to get back and did your best and actually got together but now, your just moping on the side until someone nudges you to go forward! If you want to pursue her, make up your mind and do it! And when he finally does find out it’s her birthday and goes after her, she doesn’t show and he decides not to go any further! Jinju told him her phone was off but he just wants to give up. At least go face to face with each other and see behind the veil! Instead of thinking she’s with Chanjin and misunderstanding everything, why can’t he just face it all? Sora already told him she thought of Chanjin as a friend and was going so far as to distance herself from Chanjin for him!
Jinju told you Sora had a reason. So instead of going around with Jinju, why not find out the reason? It’s not until its accidently revealed that he says “Oh, so that’s how it was!” And what happens after that? He decides to get engaged to Jinju?
Alright, one redeeming point here for Junsu; the reason he’s going ahead with Jinju is because he wants to help her out after the Cinderella Story was leaked as a fake. If it’s confirmed as a fake, everyone will turn their fingers towards the person who lied-Jinju and she’ll be ruined. Hence I think he’s being the noble guy here and trying to save both the company’s reputation and Jinju by getting engaged to Jinju. Plus, with his father in a coma now, he wouldn’t be able to get back with Sora knowing his father is against it.
Sora. First of all, was that even a sane reason to break up with Junsu? (This is why I hate these K-Drama clichés). Also, now that Junsu’s completely put you to the side, just wake up and make a better choice! You don’t have to go with Chanjin, but at least put the past behind you! Yes, Jinju lied and Junsu had nothing to do with it so he’s not to be blamed for that fiasco. But what about what’s happening after that? The way Junsu’s acting, give up on him! Especially the way he acted in episode 18, where he was rudely dismissive of her in front of the employees regarding work.
Jinju. Believe it or not, she’s one of the characters that has actually grown and changed over the drama. In the beginning, she was a person of looks. She went for what she wanted and got it. Over the series, we’ve seen her interaction with Chanjin and the way she’s changed. She’s not one of the completely transformed into good character, but rather she’s someone who knows her actions are going to have repercussions whether on her or the ones around her. In the beginning, she approached and went after Junsu but Chanjin cut in the middle and he was the one who told her it would be better if she went to the sidelines. He encouraged her to let Junsu and Sora get back together. For once, Jinju gave up and actually gave Sora advice on love life. Yes, later on she did make the wrong choices but then again, she saw the results of her choices and worked to sort them out. She’s not a great friend; hell, Sora would probably be better off without her, but the way I see it, Jinju is slowly starting to sort out her loyalties. There are worse friends than her in real life that don’t have the slightest scruples about taking something away from someone! What she needs now is to step out of the shades of grey she’s always been in and move towards the brighter better sides! So in the next six episodes, I hope she doesn’t make any other bad choices and works harder at redeeming herself!
Chanjin. Yes, he’s still my favorite character; the character who’s really grown and changed over the series and I’m really sad he’s not going to be Sora’s final choice. Mostly because of the reasons I’ve already stated and also because of what’s happened in these two episodes. When Chanjin learned about his mother, as Director Song put it “It would be really big!” and that’s almost exactly what it has become, but in a completely non-bad way! We’ve seen Chanjin lash out in two manners after hearing about his mother. 1) He encouraged the Cinderella Story forward and 2) He took over the Special Line. HOWEVER, he’s done nothing to harm the company or Junsu or the Chairman. The change that has come in him is that he’s no longer the person who “blindly believed” in or supported without question what he fondly called his family a.k.a. the Chairman and Junsu. I stated this in the last comments section too that the reason he went ahead with the Cinderella Story was both because of the company and to protect Sora as well and this time, when he’s taken the lead in the Special Line against Junsu’s Yoon Line, he hasn’t done anything backhanded or wrong. He followed what he told Junsu in the beginning of the last episode, “Let’s do fair play!” While under circumstances before, he’d have done his best to help Junsu, this time, he’s simply doing what he can for the Special Line.
What I love most is the way we’re shown how vulnerable and not suited to this revenge game he is in the way he reacts to the Chairman’s heart attack. Yes, he’s angry about his mother but no, he hasn’t done anything to harm the company or the Chairman or Junsu but in that moment, when he hears about the Chairman’s attack he is as broken up as any son would be. He also tells Sora he can’t face the Chairman anymore. The reason for saying that is because before, he felt complete loyalty and was always thankful to the Chairman whereas now, he can’t help but be sad about his mother’s circumstances and what’s eating at him is “How can I face the Chairman when I’m feeling like this?” Hence he can’t see the Chairman in such a vulnerable state; if he does, he’ll probably forgive the Chairman but he can’t go down that road just yet, not when forgiving him feels like it will be a betrayal to his mother.
All that said, I probably won’t be watching the episodes or recapping them next week and after that too! I absolutely cannot do the recaps after next week. Those are just before and right in the middle of my exams! I know everyone’s waiting anxiously for them every time they’re out but I need to focus every minute on work and a recap usually takes more than three hours! I’m thinking I might do a small review and comments for the next two episodes only but that is, if I watch the episodes and right now, I don’t feel like watching anymore episodes just yet! I don’t like Junsu anymore and I don’t think the writers can redeem him enough in six episodes, not when they spent nine episodes making him this crooked! I want Sora to end up with Chanjin because he’s really too selfless towards her against the selfish Junsu but I don’t see that happening either. I had my hopes raised when Jinju told Sora to wake up and realize she loves Chanjin but there on, the writers took another 180! Why do I think Chanjin is selfless? Remember the beginning scenes of episode 15 when Chanjin is ill and Sora rushes home to find him in bed? When she puts her hand on his forehead and seeing he has a fever, asks him if he’s hurting anywhere. Chanjin, in a daze from his fever, asks her why her hands are so cold-what’ll she do if she catches a cold and taking her hand, puts it inside the blanket to warm it. Even Jinju looks on in surprise at his reaction; she knows he loves her but she didn’t realize how much and it’s after this that she tells Chanjin he should be honest with Sora and tell her how he feels. He’s sick, he’s hurting and isn’t even completely conscious, but in that state, he’s more worried about Sora. It’s the little things that count and seriously, who remembers others in their own moments of pain? I can go on and on about Chanjin for pages! 😛
When I get back from my papers (would be first week of March), the drama would have ended by then and if you guys still want, I can do the last six detailed recaps then! In those days, I’ll have all the time in the world! So, what do you guys suggest?
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