I’m sorry to report that I didn’t like the meteor shower scene in INAR at all. It was just too neat and unemotional and COLD. With MK sitting there with crossed legs prompting Jia for more and she repeating the events mechanically. The consequent confession and kiss felt completely forced to me. Especially after the FANTASTIC monologue that MK had had previously, and all the well-done angst, this scene was totally anticlimatic.

And WHY do they need to shoot such scenes in such uncomfortable weathers and clothes!? The scene could easily have happened in MK’s house especially as he 2had called her, she could have just run to him. Not go to a freezing location and sit and chat like old friends catching up, and then BAM cry, confess, kiss, happy!

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    I think that was the point though: One calling out the other to a place that they had promised each other previously that they would someday go to and meet (especially the ties that a meteor shower has with Min Kyu’s parents: they both went to a meteor shower together, MK’s dad had a necklace made out of remains of a meteor and used said necklace to propose to MK’s mother… the significance of a meteor necklace is “I’m giving a piece of myself to you”), and it’s made all the more precious that Min Kyu did the calling out (by lighting the lamp) since he’s still supposedly in a state of anger, but since he’s the one doing the calling, it goes to show that he’s willing to listen, to give a chance, even after he feels betrayed. He chose to do something that’s very hard for him to do considering his childhood experiences–being betrayed by his family friends, best friend, and by an ahjusshi he thought would take him in and fill the shoes of a father figure for him–all which were basically the reasons why he developed his psychosomatic human allergy.
    To quote the real Aji-3 robot, beginning of episode 27: “I need to go to Mount Hwangmae. He [Min Kyu] said he would take me there when the meteor shower comes./ Monami, my friend.”

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