I know this is already a late reaction to Man From The Stars episode 7 and 8 that was shown this week. I should have posted my initial thoughts right after I watched epsiode 7 live. Even without subs, the drama has left me with an episode so worthy of praise last Wednesday night. A cliffhanging ending episode that made all the viewers on line screaming in surprise at what just happened there.
There she was, Song Yi, drugged, abducted from the hospital while Min Joon was at the police station and woke up inside her car miles away from where she was, as the car drove off towards a cliff! The brakes would not work and she was alone and scared and screaming for help. She was calling Min Joon, her manager. At a time like this, a death situation, all she could think of was Min Joon and he was not there. Heart racing with Song Yi, I was expecting more danger to happen knowing Min Joon was miles away and did not have a clue where she was. My gosh! I felt her fears and like her, counting on Min Joon to save her.
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Out of nowhere, I know Song Yi was not alone in being surprised to see Min Joon falling literally from the sky out of nowhere. Well, I know all viewers that night must have been as shocked as I was just as Song Yi was startled to see a man ion front of the car suddenly and just like superman or even Edward Cullen, he was so fast and strong stopping the car from falling. Ah....am I watching Twilight again? lol
The scene was so epic! The momentum just came and stayed and left me and all viewers open mouthed at what we saw on the screen. The scene was filmed amazingly. It was awesome. I was one of the regulars lurking at soompi thread for this drama and not really posting frequently, but that night, I could not help but join the fun of the crowd there.
Min Joon's power had located Song Yi and found her at the nick of time. Did she saw him clearly? Or was it an illusion? In episode 8, Min Joon disappeared as fast as he came but stayed enough to put to sleep the two culprit who put Song Yi in that situation and prevented them from further harming her. Of course, the psycho/killer Jae kyung was disappointed or perhaps annoyed that his plans did not came to pass.
The episode continued to show both Min Joon and Song Yi sharing his apartment. This time it is very clear that someone wants her dead. And so the chemistry continues for the lead actors Kim Soo hyun and Jun Ji hyun.
The writer has a lot of tricks in store for us. Min Joon buying a new cellphone which he has not done for the last ten years ahjussi/attorney Jang told him to but now he did was something to ponder. All for Song Yi. The funny thing was, Song Yi was stored as his#1 in speed dial while the poor Jang was only #2! Laughed here at how Jang must have felt. Bromance was slightly turned to jealous mode.
While episode 7 brought viewers, especially me that feeling of "can't believe amazing and screaming daebak!" episode 8 continued to wow me with another surprise ending. A sudden kiss Min Joon gave to Song Yi. A real treat!
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I think the production is very good in keeping their surprises for the viewers and not leaking any spoilers. It added more charisma to this drama that continues to sizzle with just the presence of Min Joon and Song Yi together. The humor keeps me laughing. Very unpredictable dialogues from Min Joon and Song Yi.
I wonder what will happen next after the kiss? Or will Min Joon use his power to make her forget or think it was all a dream/illusion?
Se Mi has shown her true colors. I should understand her, I do, but if only she did not let her bad side rule her heart. But she was defeated by her own envy.
As the episode progress, I am liking Hae Kyung and his childish character. He is just lovable and I can't find myself hating the guy who only happens to love our beautiful heroin.
As for Jae Kyung, this guy continue to give me the creepy feeling. What is his problem anyway? A psycho in the loose. Or is he more that the writer is making him and wanting us to believe?
A 20 episode full of Min Joon and Song Yi. And this is just episode 8. 12 more to go, a lot will happen. More surprising awaits us.
For now, this is just my thoughts about what Man From The Stars has shown this week. A back to back episodes that are really worth watching!