Obsession – thy name is Dream High. Who knew that in the span of 24 hours and 2 episodes, namely this week’s episode 5 and 6 of DH, I would go from kinda liking this drama (as per my post last week), to full-blown-I-need-moar-of-this-crack utter and complete love for this deeper than it looks high school drama.
The worst news I got this week was hearing that next week’s episode 8 of DH would be preempted by a soccer match. Damn, totally brings back memories of when a soccer match preempted episode 6 of Mary Stayed Out All Night, and how I almost gnawed off my left knee in anticipation. I hope this time it’s not going to be as bad. Based on the preview for episode 7 of DH? It’s likely going to be *that* bad.
Written preview for episode 7 of DH:
Jin Gook’s father tells Jin Gook to leave Kirin High and go study abroad. Jin Gook can no longer disobey his father’s wishes. He decides not to participate in the fake show case. He also organizes his feelings for Hye Mi (organize – in the sense he sorts it all out in order to let go of it). Hye Mi cannot understand Jin Gook’s decision and feels stunned.
On the other hand, at the real show case, Jason is fed up with practicing with Ria, who has no real ability. He aimlessly decides to take Pil Sook to the noraebang.
The day of the real show case finally arrives. On the same day, at a different location, the fake show case of the misfit class also begins!
Okay, I’ve watched the kids’ interview at the DH press conference, where it became very clear where the lovelines are for this drama, unless the kids lied or they are only revealing what they know about the plot written up to the point of the press conference a few weeks ago.
When asked who likes whom in the drama, the lead actors all stated: Pil Sook and Jason have a mutual love line. Sam Dong likes Hye Mi. And Baek Hee and Hye Mi likes Jin Gook. No mention of who Jin Gook likes, but since its about as obvious as a full moon on a cloudless night, then the main love line is clearly Hye Mi-Jin Gook. That is not to say that Hye Mi will end up with Jin Gook – it simply means that the central OTP of this drama is this couple.
Based on the preview, I’m more inclined to believe that Hye Mi is upset primarily/only with Jin Gook’s decision to leave Kirin and study abroad, especially since he promised to debut with her. My gut tells me that Hye Mi is beginning to feel the stirrings of something for Jin Gook, but its not so full-blown that she’d be stunned with his decision to not like her anymore.
Right now, the kids all need friends and people who believe in them more than they need romantic entanglements and relationships. Much as I adore Sam Dong, Jin Gook and Hye Mi are currently the more compelling leg of the triangle. Anything can change, and I am dying for episode 7 next week.
[Credit: written preview released by KBS, translated into Chinese by Baidu Dream High bar, translated into English by me]