Kolorful Palette: True colors [Girl Who Sees Smells]
Is this the week where a cliffhanger from Girl Who Sees Smells actually amounts to something? Or will Jae-hee simply continue to “catch” Cho-rim at the end of every single episode without really catching her? I wait with bated breath.
Meanwhile, I’m rather enjoying Jae-hee’s nefarious antics and have been looking forward to drawing Namgoong Min in his 8 Mile outfit for weeks now. I think he makes a great villain and I honestly didn’t really care what specific scene I chose as long as it showcased his darker side. This shot is technically from when Jae-hee is talking to Detective Oh and remembers back to when he captured his wife, but I didn’t include the wife in the background in the actual drawing since it was more a distraction than anything.
I wanted to be a bit looser this week (I know I say that every week) but this week I think I made actual progress and am pretty happy with the liveliness that the square conte adds. The colors are a bit at odds with a serial killer thematically, but I think the contrast works well for a character like Jae-hee who has personas that differ so much from each other. This is definitely motivation to take more liberties in the future.
I’ve been a fan of Namgoong Min ever since Can You Hear My Heart and even though I think he has to overact a bit in this drama for the sake of creepiness, I still think he’s one of the strongest cast members and I’m really hoping his past gets fleshed out more. I certainly think that Namgoong Min possesses the prowess to make us even empathize with him if given the correct backstory, but I’m not sure there are enough episodes left for the drama to really go there.
I never realized until this past week that Shin Se-kyung isn’t very popular (acting-wise) since I only ever saw her in Tree With Deep Roots where she primarily plays someone who is mute, but I thought she did a good job in that role at least. In Girl Who Sees Smells I haven’t had any complaints either, although I rarely do in rom-coms. She and Park Yoochun are both actors I feel fairly neutral about. They don’t ever wow me, but they don’t distract me with poor acting either. I do think they make a cute couple though!
My only huge qualm with this show is that the police incompetence is so over-the-top, and it leaves me wondering why I continue to like this drama as much as I do. I think it’s the pleasant combination of cutesiness and rivalry that keeps it feeling brisk and fun, and thankfully Jae-hee seems to have a brain at least. It’s borderline comical that he’s even the best communicator! He has no issues practically proclaiming his guilt and pointing out the phone tap to Mu-gak, but meanwhile Detective Oh, Detective Yeom, Cho-rim, and Mu-gak are all keeping “secrets” from each other, even though they’re all already in on said secrets and could be working together. Sigh.
At least all the misunderstandings and miscommunications were short-lived, and it seems like the detective team is finally stepping up its game, which will just make it even better when Jae-hee stays one step ahead. I predict a kidnapping in Cho-rim’s future, but I wonder if Jae-hee feels any genuine affection for her and if that will make him conflicted at all (I honestly don’t know if he feels affection or if he’s schizoid and uninterested).
Either way, with four episodes left, I think there’s plenty of ground left to cover, so I don’t think the next couple of weeks will disappoint and I’m not too worried about my interest waning. The Producers could be a slight distraction though. Kim Soo-hyun is back!
- Kolorful Palette: The senses that work [Girl Who Sees Smells]
- Kolorful Palette: Green light [Girl Who Sees Smells]
- Girl Who Sees Smells: Episode 1
- Oh Snap! Toons brought to life in Girl Who Sees Smells
- The boy who can’t feel and the Girl Who Sees Smells
- Yoochun and Shin Se-kyung’s first shoot for Girl Who Sees Smells
- Sensory Couple adds Namgoong Min, Yoon Jin-seo
- Kim So-hyun joins Yoochun (yet again) for Sensory Couple
- Shin Se-kyung offered lead in Sensory Couple
- Yoochun and Suzy sniff out new drama Girl Who Sees Smells