On those evenings when I know it’s too late to start watching something in progress (because I have little restraint and will stay up too late watching more episodes than is good for me), I’ve taken advantage of my subscription to sample some of their older titles on offer. I try and find episodes that I particularly loved in shows that I loved, like Damo (2003).
Swoon… Lee Seo-jin (who will ever be “Sawesome” to me) as the Commander Hwang-bo, the protector and love of Ha Ji-won’s police ‘damo’ Chae-ok, and their myriad looks of longing…
Here’s the DramaWiki synopsis for those of you who’ve never had the pleasure of watching this (spoiler warning: tragic) romance:
“This series took place in the Chosun Dynasty. Chae Ok was separated from her brother when her father, a nobleman, was accused of treason. She managed to make her way and becomes a Damo, a low ranked woman detective. Skilled in swordplay, she must not only fight crime but face inequality because of her status in society. Her brother grew up to be a rebel leader fighting against social injustice and both brother and sister faced off against each other on opposite sides of the law.”
Viki is now carrying season 2 of Youn’s Kitchen, the reality show where Yoon Yeo-jung, Lee Seo-jin, and Jung Yu-mi travel to an exotic location to bring a simple Korean restaurant to an unusual location. This season their maknae is Park Seo-joon 😘 and they are set up on a small coastal town of five thousand on Tenerife (Ola!)
I’ve watched 2 of the 3 available episodes and enjoyed it greatly. Two standout moments? Watching Lee Seo-jin get busted for a misdeed and laughing really hard as Yu-mi and Seo-joon tease him for it is one. The other is watching a Russian woman dining with a male companion and talking (in Russian, perhaps not knowing they’d be translated and subbed later even though there is a notice that they’re filming a TV show) about how handsome Sawesome is. Her companion points out Seo-joon standing behind her as another good looking Korean man and when he walks up to deliver their wine she proceeds to have a Joon Swoon too!
The scenery of the town — Garachico — makes a trip to Tenerife sound very attractive too!