Archive for category Fugitive: Plan B

Comrades – a lack of love-line I can live with

This is a bit of a non-clothing post, but trust me. There’s no missing the fashion-sense in this show.

could be awkward, but they're kind of past that

There’s something to love about the dynamic these two have after 13 episodes, in Fugitive: Plan B.

They’re not comfortable enough with each other to be friends, and they’re not in a position to be lovers, but they connect about the important things. They’re brothers in arms. Comrades.

you two are so cute when you scheme together...

In a weird way, they’re on the same wavelength. She’s never lacked for money, and he’s never lacked attention. She’s been on the run from criminals and he’s on the run from the law…while catching criminals. She can fight her way out, while he never seems to get out without a fight.

Very complimentary styles, though they of course madden each other in completely different ways.

two sexy people in the woods, and all they can think about is loot...

Rain’s character “Ji-Woo” is comfortingly predictable. He’ll look like a slacker until suddenly he gets struck by inspiration, and then spout off a cryptic metaphor before attacking the problem with everything he’s got. And go until it’s done. For Ji-Ni, I think his opportunism about money and girls is the kind of flaw that’s bearable. It’s pretty transparent.

On the other hand, Kai harbored an ability to betray her, buried very deep and apparently awoken only to protect her.

She’d rather have control than passion, though. For very good reason.

Yes, it's another woman. Too bad it's not an affair, she would love that...

And why she freaks out when he seems to be changing his ground, or withholding information he thinks she won’t like.

He’s not the kind to actually hide things once they’re done, but he can’t articulate that difference.

this office--so dysfunctional, one must come to love it

I had noticed that it had been a relievingly long time since we saw insomniac-Ji-Ni, right before they’re fight over (literally) the gold, and it was so sad to see her go back to that, the moment he wasn’t present in her heart as a protection.

And yet…his dollar-store magic wand goes under her pillow while she tucks in with her bludgeon. There we see she hasn’t really put him on the list of Untrustworthys. She just has to live raw to stay alive.

This fake-fight was somehow awesome to watch, since they aren't really fighting, but definitely getting some catharsis from it.

While he has (predictably) bugged her, he also is unpredictably relenting about the insult, while firm about getting past their misunderstanding. Ah, this is where his value shines through. His lack of pride about some of the skeevier aspects of his interests also makes him able to do this.

JiNi has little left of dignity or stability, and inner pride is all she has, so he has to be contrastingly yielding. It’s great to have a guy in that role, while being the type of real guy that could be…

She doesn't kill him for this. She is a saint, actually.

Thinking about it like this, it’s interesting to see how well their relationship DOES work. It backs up the way that I ship them, on a basic level–no, I don’t think we’ll see it happen during the show.

But as time goes by, and he remains cheerfully protective, she’s going to want more from him. And there will be other girls to make her aware of it, because Ji-Woo is shameless.

As for him, she pulls the serious self out of Ji-Woo. He has a bit of a learning curve when she rebuffs him, but later on there is enough of a connection whenever he reads an opening. She’s just too quick and stoic. I don’t think he’s in passionate love with her, but I think he’s the kind to build up that kind of feeling once he’s committed. But she’s a woman who can really know him, looking past the flirt and also past the professional.

Their insecurities are obvious to each other, and so are their strengths.

Advertisements

, , , , , , , , ,

Leave a comment

Uselessly Pretty Screencaps

the shoes got paid back too late--I wasn't wise to the loving Doom Shot yet when I first saw this

Nakamura Hwang is awesomely ambiguous...and annoying.

this may be a rerun, but seriously. They should be smug about this shot.

See what I mean about the high-tech, cool blue of this show?

, , , , , , , ,

Leave a comment