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Melting Me Softly: Episodes 9-10 Open Thread

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s the moment Melting Me Softly has been priming us for, working towards, and dying to show us: two people desperately in love who can’t do more than touch each other’s foreheads. While the surrounding circumstances are silly, it’s every drama’s dream to be able to justify (and perpetuate) longing and desire — and here’s how Melting Me Softly handled it.

 
EPISODES 9-10 WEECAP

Romance is the name of the game this week, and after Dong-chan’s pseudo-confession at last week’s cliffhanger, the two go out for ice cream. Dong-chan gets her vanilla, since he doesn’t know what she likes, but they wind up switching already-licked ice cream cones, which gets them both hot and bothered. Actually, hot and bothered is the theme of our episodes this week, and Melting Me Softly is sparing no expense to show us that.

Sexual tension and a roadblock that prevents it from being expressed/acted on is a pretty common storytelling device, especially here in dramaland. Without it, there would be no drama. Normally, we’re used to seeing this tension because of circumstances like, say, the person is dating someone else, their family disapproves, or they have a complicated relationship where the past mucks up their future together (name any drama and you have a 98% chance these dynamics will be a part of it). In other words: dramas love romantic tension. And who am I to argue?

However, Melting Me Softly takes this to an all-new level, where the passion between Dong-chan and Mi-ran is prevented solely by their body temperature problem. I liked this conundrum early on — it was explainable, relatable, and almost tangible, thanks to all the attention the drama placed on showing how hot these two run, and how dangerous it is when their body temperatures climb.

This week, though, it was a bit too strong. For Dong-chan to tearfully appeal to Professor Hwang (just recovered from his amnesia + haircut) to save them so they could safely consummate their love… umm. Their love story doesn’t have the epic dimensions required to hold down a scene like that — they’re more the cute bickering workplace rom-com couple than the sweeping Romeo and Juliet the show wants me to root for. Perhaps if these two had more of a history, and less of a summer romance feel, I could get behind the angst a bit more?

The romantic angst doesn’t stop there, though. This week Mi-ran finds out that cutie pie hoobae HWANG JI-HOON (Choi Bo-min) is Byung-shim and Young-sun’s son. Poor boy. He goes from a puppy dog quivering with excitement to see her, to finding out that she was (is?) his father’s first love. That killed that.

Dong-chan kills a love line too, when he confirms quite blatantly that he no longer has feelings for Ha-young. It’s supposed to be a “cruel to be kind” moment, but I don’t know — if I had Ji Chang-wook look me in the eyes and say, “I don’t love you” I would probably sob in my bed that night too.

Another big drop that proved anticlimactic this week was Mi-ran getting exposed as the second participant in the cryogenics experiment (gee, I wonder who exposed her?). This reveal shocks the workplace and the world for about a minute, but then Mi-ran solves it all with a well-written appeal via Instagram, and gets the public sentiment behind her.

This entire conflict lasts for a total of six minutes in the drama, and I’m not sure why it wasn’t either more important, or less. However, I like when dramas reference the power of social media and public opinion… I only wish they did it in a more realistic way here. It’s never been more important for hate commenting and cyber bullying to be addressed.

While the romance and romantic problems between our leads are the main concern of the episodes, we do uncover a bit more this week about the cryogenics experiment. Our resident baddie (Kim Beob-rae) captures and threatens Professor Hwang, telling him to destroy the lab and the rest of the people in cryosleep. His reason for this is that he has been filling the shoes of the chaebol in cryosleep, since he’s his doppelgänger or twin or something…. yawn.

Kim Beob-rae actually plays a fantastic villain capable of exuding shady vibes from his mere skin (see: the vile mayor he’s currently playing in Secret Boutique), so it’s a shame this plot line isn’t more compelling, or that the drama isn’t more generous to his talents. But I guess I could say that for most of the leading actors here — I’ve liked them all better elsewhere, and they’ve all been better elsewhere. But that being said, everyone is still putting his/her all into this drama, and that’s something I can always respect.

 
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Lordy, lordy, these episodes sound TERRIBLE.

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HAHAHAHAHA !!!!!

It would be one thing is they are leaning into it, but no, the execution is terrible.

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It could've been so much better.

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It's an awful lot of screen time to waste just to get JCW in a steamy shower scene - which I'm starting to suspect was the entire point.

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That is his career. For real. He is a attractive dude who can perform a passable stunt and can kiss his female co star well. He has no real range as a actor and his resume shows it. And it is one of two things, he is okay with his career or he is not getting the same offers as the other actors who debuted around the same time and material like this is the best that was offered.

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@larelle79 It's interesting you mention all this because a friend and I were having the same conversation the other day and we reached pretty much the same conclusion. The last and the only thing I watched him in was Healer, where I think he really proved his worth as an actor. His performance in that show alone prevents me from discounting his ability. But his recent roles have failed to make an impression on me (I couldn't get into K2, Suspicious Partner, or this). I don't know why he's not being offered better scripts; I'm pretty sure he'd count as a Hallyu star and directors would be dying to work with him. It probably comes down to the image he has as just a guy with a pretty smoulder, and so a lot of casting directors don't find him compelling enough to lead more impactful, complex dramas. It's a shame, really. Maybe Healer was a fluke and much of its success could be attributed to the flawless writing, which made him shine as well. I hope I'm wrong and I get a chance to appreciate this guy for a reason beyond his looks. His crying scene in Episode 10 (only checked this episode out for the shower scene LOL) makes me *cringe* Like PLEASE tell me he wasn't always that bad

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@brownieoholic Everyone talks about Healer and honestly, I never thought it was that great. He attempt to be timid was laughable.

Healer, for him, was a broken clock being right twice a day. And I really don't think people are lining up to work with him. He does have a strong track record of ratings either. Popularity on the internet is one thing. Eyes on the screen is another.

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He is so VERY good looking. 😁

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@kasumi Agree! Watched him in The K2 and he is unbelievably gorgeous! Hope he does more action dramas.

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@larelle79 Are you making these comments regarding JCW's acting based on 1 or 2 dramas? If not and it's based on his full body of work, I accept your right to that opinion. But I do question your ability to judge good from poor acting.

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really ? dude has one bad drama and all of a sudden he is just a pretty face who can't act . JCW has won excellence awards for musical theatre and classic dramas like empress ki ,smile dong hae besides healer .you don't like a drama ,fine but do u really need to trash the actors life work. JCW is an actor of good repute and no, healer wasn't a fluke .
he has one bad drama,like almost every great actor is bound to have in the span of their career and his entire career is "a passable stunt and kiss well " .you are entitled to your opinions but pls be mindful of the cruel words you so proudly dish out online, you will not like to be judged that way in your life.

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You need to calm down, right now. I don't know you and your approach I will not have. And read your own words when you write about mindfulness because I guessing you don't know what that means.

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I second what you wrote. He first caught my eye in Healer but it was Empress Ki that convinced me that he's a great actor. I mean who would root for a coward King? But cos of his portrayal, so many did.

Sigh...some comments are so sour.

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He was great in Empress Ki,one of his best works till now...I think he got a bit unluky on his last projects,the premises sounded promising but got burned script wise

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This is really late. But if you did look at his resume, then you'd know that he does have range as an actor.

However, this drama was bad.

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He really needs to have someone else pick the next drama. I'm confused about why so many good actors went with this script.

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Don't these get written as they go. I am pretty sure the 1st couple of scripts were passable.

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The premise sounded amazing though. And Strong Woman, while not amazing, was not this disjointed. I think Wookie can act, but he needs a good director and this ain't one.

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I agree that the premise sounded amazing. The execution has been far less than amazing.

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The writer's previous three dramas were ratings hits. I can see why actors would sign on even if the first script wasn't the greatest.

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That makes sense.

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The director had won a KBS award for 'best drama' just last year. This was the writer's fifth TV series. This was supposed to have been JCW's big comeback. There was no reason to expect the disaster that it became.

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Just before he finishing his military service he got involved in mysterious Madame from Seungri's case, which had quite bad impact on his public image in SK. I don't think he did have too many offers for a comeback then. He was strictly denying it and after not solved Burning Sun case when the waters went back to calm for some reason he was already signed up for this drama. I think that the writer didn't actually finished her scripts, had just some plot points written down for PPLs and viewers opinion possible adaptation reasons and that's why all of the other actors didn't want to play lottery with their careers.

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I tend to make grammar mistakes these days...

he'd finished

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If well written, this love story could be good. I mean, we have two persons that experienced something unique and that can undestand each other. With time, they could learn to love and need each other. And with "time" I mean a period longer than the blink of an eye...
this way, I really can't feel this love story. Yes, the scene in the shower was well executed, but I didn't squeal, nor I thought: "Finally!" and this kind of things...
And I continue thinking that at least some episodes with DC and Ha-young trying to be together would have been more interesting.

About Mi-ran's style... probably they want to create a mix between 90's and 2000's fashion... but nothing seems to suit her. Almost always she seems ridiculous. Why do they put those earrings on her??

The mystery part is boring.

It's a pity for all the actors that this drama is so bad. I hope to see them in something better in the future, especially Yoon Se-ah. Her Ma-ri was my favorite character in "Just between lovers".

Thank you very much, missvictrix, for your review.

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I loved her Ma-ri Just between Lovers
I am not watching this drama, because of obvious reasons, but yeah, even so I also feel pity they are acting such a bad written piece😑

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Originally I thought we're going to get sci-fi. In the premiere they had hinted that revived cryogenic subjects would have enhanced abilities. But no enhanced abilities. Just the opposite, actually. It isn't a time travel fantasy either. And its the worst excuse for a 'romance' that I've seen since 'Revolutionary Love'.

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And a bad romance, too!

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Objectively speaking, the plot of the show at the moment is: Man decides his fiancé is too old and wants to bone young woman instead. Boning is cockblocked. Man is frustrated.

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Thank you so much for this comment! Choking on my tea while reading it totally made my morning.

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... but since he can't be a jerk (even if he is anyway), all the blame is on his ex, because of her 20 years ago betrayal. In fact even in these episodes he said to her: "I see you like a woman" (implied: "But we can't try to be together because of you"). All this 5 minutes before - or after, I don't remember - the scene in which he said to Mi-ran they had to stop hiding their mutual attraction...

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mainly just watching this for wookie now and how swoon worthy he can be. dont really think their love story is that interesting....it did have potential though. but they didnt really dive into it or develop it as strongly as it could have

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I'm only a few minutes into ep 10, but it sound like they neglected to have some kind person who isn't 20 years out of date SUGGEST THAT SHE SUE THE ***** for the inaccurate/malicious parts of the post (?)

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"His reason for this is that he has been filling the shoes of the chaebol in cryosleep, since he’s his doppelgänger or twin or something…. yawn."

That made LOL!!! So true...

I really wish this was a better written drama, the talents of the actors are wasted on this one

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I recently started watching last year's super-soapy "Tempted". As absurd and convoluted as the plot gets I can't complain. Because I now have "Melting Me Softly" to compare it to, and in comparison 'Tempted' looks like a freakin' master class in effective screenwriting.

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This drama is so stupid. I am just watching the OTP scenes and FF the rest. I thought K2 was dumb, but it seems like a masterpiece compared to this. Who gave this the green light? And who did JCW loose a bet to?

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K2 had a lot of potential - they just needed to totally jettison the boring, vapid daughter, and let JCW and the fascinating, intelligent, flawed-but-not-fatally stepmother develop the sizzling chemistry they had every time they appeared in a scene together.

I'll never forget watching JCW's character fall in love because he watched the pea-brained FL waltz around the kitchen with a package of ramen, be so helpless she can't light a stove, and pretend to be rescuing a kitten by feeding it dried ramen noodles (I think) while it had a mama cat right there, waiting to feed it mother's milk. I was like, WTF is this nonsense?

I kept thinking that they can't possibly be pairing him up with the boring ditz, can they? It has to be the stepmother! But nope, he got the airhead.

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I'm sensing a theme...

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Maybe Healer was good because the female lead was good and not a simpering Candy. While K2 was the worst case, even in Suspicious Partner there was a thread of the hapless heroine going on...

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Suspicious Partner wasn't that bad. Atleast the heroine could fight even if just a little.

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I am dying laughing because I agree with you so much I can't even! LOL! After that umbrella rescue scene, I was mad excited to watch the whole show, but it was devastating to see him ending up with the daughter. I was like, why lord, why? If only the writers, or whoever decided the fate of the series, had harnessed the Je-ha/Yoo-jin chemistry, the show would have been elevated to something else. Sigh...

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After all these year, I am still in Team Yoona .... I say good choice Je-ha.

The stepmother too old for him, may be if she's 10 years younger I can consider.

Just cannot picture an old lady with JCW.

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Right. Because vacuous youth trumps intelligent maturity. Uhm, sure, Jan.

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But they were BOTH Yoonas? 😂 One was Im Yoona and the older lady was Song Yoona? Yoona1 and Yoona2? The umbrella scene with the older woman was the BOMB....it was sizzling...the way he marched her out of there and then placed his hand on the small of her back to steady her before growling, “keep your head up, your enemies are watching”. And then her voiceover...he can’t be tamed, he’s a wolf. Gah... just as well the sprinklers were on... it was desperately needed to bring the ambient temps down. 😂

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It's not like I wrote an alternative ending where he ran off with her stepmother to Healer's South Pacific Island or anything...

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I’ll read that fanfic!😸

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He had way more chemistry with the step mother than the female lead. The female lead in the drama was so bland!

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Well said. Wish I could triple like your comment. Anna was just so wrong for Jeha on so many levels. The step mom was just right for him, the chemistry was sizzling. When i saw the umbrella scene I was so sure it was going to be them together.

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I watched my first Kdrama on Netflix recently (The K2) and discovered the beautiful Ji Chang-wook. It was really well made (the fight scenes and the soundtrack were amazing), but I have agree with you on “They just needed to totally jettison the boring, vapid daughter.” I can’t get over how scorching the chemistry between Kim Je-ha and Choi Yoo-jin was—whenever the two came together, they set the screen on fire. I never wanted their scenes to end. There was SO much they could have said (and done) to each other! It’s a pity the show ended the way it did. I know I’ll get over it, but for now I have serious Je-ha/Yoo-jin/K2 PSD, ugh! :-)

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Not even the OTP scenes are doing it for me. A college girl intern should not be emotionally manipulated into boning her boss at work. The Ha-young storyline paints Dong-chan as a callous user of women.

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Preach. He's a creepy jerk.

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Before JCW new drama people say THEK2 the WORST drama for JCW just becouse have YOONA join that drama .

And now what happen guys ??This is JCW WORST drama EVER !!! OUH YEAH RATING THEK2 BETTER THAN this drama !!! FACT guys .. Fact ..

OUH i read all fans OPPA is Mine comment " THEK2 " Yoona bad with jcw , rating worst , we love Jeha and Yoojin !!! And now what happen .. THIS DRAMA WORST .. HAPPY JUDGE PEOPLE ???

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I don't usually comment, but this show is driving me nuts! You nailed it when you said the actors are great and they're giving it their all to deliver lines and character arcs that make. no. sense. So frustrating. Agree with Karmen that there is potential there for two genuinely moving love lines—three, if you include Oh Yeong Seon—, which just makes it worse that it's all squandered in a big thoughtless mess. I think deciding to go with farce was what sent this show off the rails: yes, it's a ridiculous concept, but we've swallowed stranger premises, and there are really a lot of interesting and touching themes that could have been developed if the writers had decided to treat them seriously.

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I will never watch this drama. It sounded stupid to begin with, and once I found out the writer was the same one who wrote the supremely bad, offensive SWDBS, I knew it was a hard pass.

I did watch the last 5 minutes of Episode 10, just to see JCW (who remains one of the most beautiful men breathing) being all kissy and romantic. As usual, he nailed it, despite the glossy, highly unnatural looking pink lipstick (I thought Kdramas had gotten better about that ridiculously fake looking lip gloss for the boys, but this drama apparently blows in every possible way).

While I appreciated the prettiness that is JCW kissing, in a soaked white shirt, all I could think of was, if they already know they can't get all hot and bothered, why haven't they figured out they should just install a refrigerated bedroom? Well, that, but my other thought was OMG, this drama is more stupid than I thought it was going to be.

This is a never watch for me, and that's shocking, because I even watched Heirs and Personal Taste for Lee Min-ho! I guess my tolerance level for really bad dramas has its limits (or maybe it's that at least the plots in the two LMH dramas sounded interesting, even if they ended up having "issues.") But more likely it's that I am kind of annoyed with JCW for picking such crap for his comeback drama. I know he doesn't want to do action films anymore, but seriously, he could at least pick something decent.

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I kind of love you. I intensely dislike Lee Min Ho though, but the rest of this is literary gold. 😊

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I know I probably shouldn't reply to this but how can you say "you intensely dislike someone"??!!! Like what the hell? Like I'm shocked/flabbergasted, like really? Seriously?

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Why, it's a normal, perfectly natural feeling. You can't just like everybody all the time.

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Let me rephrase, I intensely dislike Lee Min Ho as an actor. There are people who I actually intensely dislike that I have met though, and a couple I haven't met as well. Some people are trash humans and I don't have to meet them to know them. However, Lee Min Ho isn't one of them, I just think he is a terrible actor, so go with my rephrase.

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I second this feeling.

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He's not that terrible of an actor. He's good but not great.

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Like many of the actors I like, Lee Min-ho is pretty, he can make sad puppy dog eyes and cry convincingly, he’s good at kissing on screen, and did I say he’s pretty? But importantly, he’s pretty in a very masculine way, which I like.

I find him a perfectly adequate actor. His range of dramas has been very limited, and that may be because he knows he is limited in what he can do (which may also be why we see JCW doing garbage) dramas). But LMH has more decent dramas in his portfolio, IMO.

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I sound like a teacher or a parent scolding a child, but drama you are such a disappoitment...you could've been so much better, only if you had done your homework better (script), and didn't get distracted by numerous shiny things (unnecessary comedy).
Really, so many wasted opportunities.

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So I know this writing/directing team gets a lot of flack for Strong Woman DBS, but I actually don't even think this drama is comparable to that. That one was very very silly and ridiculous at times, but I still think it was watchable. I'd say I enjoyed most of it - even some of the slapsticky stuff wasn't so eye-rolling.
Melting Me Softly on the other hand, has really no redeeming qualities. Even Wookie's face can't save it. *waves white flag in surrender*

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Ha! "Even Wookie's face can't save it."

That's how I know this drama is truly awful. Even dedicated JCW fans can't bring themselves to say it's good.

And yet, of course, it still has a 9.8 or 9.7 rating on Viki. I've started completely ignoring the ratings there, especially if the drama includes a highly popular actor or Kpop idol. The fans don't care if it's dreck. They're going to push the ratings as high as they can, just for their bias.

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SWDBS was half a good drama. I mean the other half was an offensive train wreck but the good half was really really good. There is literally not one thing in this drama worth watching it for - unless you count JCW showering himself pensively.

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Okay. I've sat through some bad dramas. Sometimes I watch them because I need something cracky enough to keep me going but bad enough to tune out and get work done.
And I watched Manhole. As it aired. And I can't stick with Melting, and I've finally figured out why.
I. Don't. Care. About. Anyone. I feel no emotional investment, even in the ones I really want to. Any scene that could lead to an emotional connection with our leads, regardless of their connection to each other, is cut short and directed badly. I want to care. There was promise in early scenes between the leads. That scene when they were kidnapped in the freezer, for example. But the pacing is way off, the writing is nonsensical (and I do have some tolerance, but are they just tripping?), and then the directing snuffs out any promise that is there. It's not even fun enough to make fun of while you watch.
I'm sorry, cast, cuz I love so many of you, but I just can't do this anymore. I'll check in for highlights.

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This was my main issue and why I ended up dropping it. I don't care about these characters or anything that happens to them.

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Ok why am I even watching this? WHAT THE ACTUAL HELL WERE THESE EPISODES?

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I'm with you on this. But I'm thinking/hoping that if eventually make some sense. That and I am in a drama slump. I haven't been awed by anything that is airing.

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I think I'm in a slump too. :/
Ever since Search Query ended everything has been meh for me this year.

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This isn’t Melting Me Softly...it’s Killing me softly... I can’t watch anymore.

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hihi snort.

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HAHAHA best!

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I was like - what's the problem dude, just buy some ice put it in ... have S8X in the bathtub .. yes It's a bit tedious but it's not impossible ....

*sigh*

Wookie, if you read this (by some miracle), please email me the script before you agree to do any project.

K2, then suspicious partner and now this?

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Suspicious Partner really wasn't that bad. It had some glorious, whackadoodle (in a good way) moments, at least. THIS show? WTH, man?!?! It's so, so not good.

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I loved his BFF, who was so broken hearted over messing up their friendship that he didn’t even feel deserving of telling JCW’s character that he and the ex-GF didn’t actually go through with it. I liked that the FL was feisty and independent, and had a healthy, lusty attitude towards sex. However, I really struggled with the fact that she was physically nasty, talked as if she had a mouthful of marbles, and looked like a trout. To me, she was physically repulsive, which made the romance aspect kind of icky. But I enjoyed grumpy JCW!

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There is no loss in choosing to be
kinder with your words, and maybe stick to character appraisals instead of visual assasination.

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Choosing to go days without bathing, so that your body odor is offensive to everyone around you, is nasty and gross. She was nasty.

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Did you not watch the show? Honestly, I get you @vespertyne. It wasn't her actual, physical looks, but the way the drama "styled" her (into someone smelly, dirty, and all-around gross).

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i love the FL in suspicious partner. ♥️♥️♥️

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i love suspicious partner. this drama had a good story line. the main leads chemistry was very good.

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❤❤❤❤

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Hello , Thek2 is GOOD !!! Rating better than this drama !!! THEK2 6 %high rating !!! This drama want to get 5% it's impossible !!!!

Pity tvN this year .. get worst drama :-/

ANYWAY cant wait SON YEJIN & HYUN BIN new DRAMA !!! COME ON !! that drama so interesting !! :)

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I knew from the first day the news came out about this drama that I would never watch it, but I love your recaps, @missvictrix. It's a great exercise to skewer everything that's wrong with this drama, and so much fun to read.

About JCW, I wonder if Healer just fit him too well: young, alone, wounded, in love. Any mistakes he made could be written off to his character. That was long enough ago that you might expect him to project some weight on the screen now. I mean, even Lee Jung-seok has taken on some air of maturity. But JCW still comes across as boyish and lightweight, and he's aging out of that role category. Sad to say, but maybe he needs a little tragedy in his life? Or greater sense of purpose? Or anything that would help him develop some depth on screen.

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I can't take LJS seriously anymore. I saw him on Three Meals a Day follow Yoon Kyung-Sang around singing his name over and over again, and I can't ever unsee that. Lol!

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Me tooooooooooo!!! I watch Romance is a Bonus Book because i find the story to be interesting but whenever LJS act serious, I just giggle.

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JCW was good in almost all the kdramas he starred in, even in Warrior Baek when he was still relatively young in the business. His acting chops was tested in Five Fingers and I would say he passed that quite beautifully. It could be that offers were quite few after the military and he the concept of MMS was interesting. However, we can see how disastrously this is being directed. Another drama failure in the future would be unforgivable JCW should consider changing managers.

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Thank you for these periodic open threads. They're all I'm able to bear of this show. I dropped after watching ep. 3 (through my fingers and at half volume!) for all the reasons stated above. In defense of JCW's acting post-army, the jury's still out. Healer was a long time ago, agree, but he was pretty perfect there. And K2 was a hot mess, not because of his acting, his physical acting was quite good. He was great in Suspicious Partners I thought and generally really liked the drama despite some plodding points in the middle/end. Melting is just a very poorly written, conceived and directed drama. No amount of good acting could save it. I second someone's comment above, and offer to vet manuscripts for his next project. His agent should be canned. If there was a dearth of good offers after army, he should have been advised to wait.

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I agree, I don't think his acting is the problem. His decision making, on the other hand...

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i agree. he was good in suspicious partner.

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im not that kind who judges or demands so much on drama but this drama is a whole mess. i really wanna keep watching just for Ji Changwook but i can't stand the ridiculousness anymore. since Catch the Ghost already started im gonna drop this

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(to save them so they could safely consummate their love… umm)...😂😂😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣😂😂
JCW said he wants to roll around in bed and sleep together. That statement off me
The shower kiss scene was funny

Dunno why you guy hate the drama but I quite like it. I find it funny

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and the father/son triangle (?) was kinda funny

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Do I want the leads together because the writer says I should or because I think they make sense or work well together? I think over these last 10 episode I was trying so hard not to think beyond what the writer gave me so I wouldn't see the(many, many) flaws of the drama and drop it(I won't. I will see this through to the end and trash it if need be, but dang it I will stay for Wookie. I waited for 2 years while he was in the army, so what's a little more pain? Crazy? A little bit, but I'm ok with my crazy).

Dong-chan told Ha-young that for him it was just a day later and that's the reason he gave for breaking up over her betrayal. His words and his actions contradict themselves though because if it was that soon for him and therefore still painful would he jump so quickly into a relationship with Mi-ran then?

The reason I'm not a 100% sold on the leads' relationship is not so much Dong-Chan's heart confusion/fickleness though as much as it is Mi-Ran's inability to take care of herself. I do believe we all need rescuing at times but I prefer slaying my dragons on my own tbh. So her simpering, come and save me attitudes really gets on my nerves.

I wish I could say I'm still watching this for logical reasons but it really is just for Wookie now. 🤷‍♀

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The writer did such a good job when it came to the handling of the romance in SWDBS. I almost expected the same here but... disappointed. I think I'll just rewatch the Min-Min, Bong-Bong scenes for that.

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I hate it when a character (usually a TSTL heroine) is told not to do something, that there are good reasons for not doing something, and yet sure thing they go right out and do that thing they were warned not to do. And then for good measure they do it again. And so the hero is running around wondering why he is always running around rescuing silly girl and I am wondering too. What is the appeal for you, buddy? I just find her dim and tiresome. The only possible answer is that he kept chasing until he had chased her right into that shower.

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your second paragraph is the a reason i'm dropping this drama.
i've been ignoring and accepting all other ridiculousness in this drama, but not this.

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I love JCW but the reason why I can’t watch this drama is because there’s no chemistry between him and the leading lady.

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Oh I don't know about that. By the end of episode 10 I think they were giving slight hints that they liked each other. ;-)

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I am still watching this show because it does have its moments and they are pretty consistent with the whole temperature increase thing. There were some scenes that I did like. Plus I am not one to give up on a show once I start watching it. Even if I tried curiosity would take the better of me anyway.

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There's someone like me out there! I have a hard time dropping kdramas. Even if I get frustrated, I just want to continue on and complete it.

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I've seen and endured worse this is child play :)

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Same. My crown of glory (or shame depending on who you ask) is Me Too, Flower and Can You Hear My Heart? I sat through both of those without even fastforwarding. lol

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The only kdrama I dropped that too after just 1 episode was (the extremely weird) Blademan.

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Oh ha I remember Blademan. I didn't watch it but DB did like a 1 or 2 episode recap. It looked really strange.
I have dropped a couple like The Best Love and My Name is Kim Sam-soon but I was only like 1-3 episodes in. I have a number half-done but I'm working on that list now lol

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I thought the first half or so of Blademan was AMAZING. And then they did the kdrama thing where they were like, "Themes? What themes? Who needs themes? Endings? What are they?"

In fact, I mostly forget that drama exists until people bring it up.

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It's just my amazing ability to find a silver lining in just about anything I watch, heh. I only didn't watch Blademan cause I thought there are plenty of dramas that I need to see anyway.

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Yeah usually there's sooomething bringing me back whether that be an actor, character, plot point, etc. Also, I can be more easygoing on some plotholes/writing issues if the characters are at least endearing/relatable.

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Poor Ji Chang Wook! I want to take the heat off you from all these comments. Let's take a shower? No? HAHAHA! ^^

Honestly, if you just switch off your brain and just watch for the pretty, you'd have an enjoyable time. It does have its moments and I like the antics and the physical comedy so I wouldn't drop it just yet.

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I'm watching the entire two episodes dying from holding my laughter because i watch it on bus to my campus, and now i'm rolling in my bed because you manage to write and make it sound funnier. Tbh i just cant take this drama seriously and just constantly shake my head everytime they spoon-fed me the supposedly-romance-but-god-too-cringe story

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Arhhh . Please JCW stop take Comedy Romantic drama !!! Worst u know !! U dont have skills when Comedy Romantic ! Your Food is ACTION drama not COMEDY !!!

U high class ACTOR but still dont know where is your skills !!! RATING THIS DRAMA OMG SERIOUSLY PEOPLE SAY WORST drama JCW is THEK2 but i guess THEK2 better than this drama not boring We have Funny JSS member , 2 Yoonas fight , and many more !!

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