The struggle in"Beautiful Gong Shim"is reasonably contrived. Cases are such that the displaywill have to take a consistent thread of anxiety weaving out and in of scenes and personality development, yet the tension flags and wanes on the kind ofnormalfoundation that it's farnot compelling.
The primary source of this tension, or the loss of it, is Dan-tae's early life kidnapping and the members of the family involved. Pacing is slow so as to stretch out the mystery, but there is just notadequatesubject material to span the following six episodes and so Dan-tae's and Joon-soo's investigations inch along, hitting small pebbles of discovery along the mannerwhich are neither gratifying or significant.
AdvertisementThat said, the mistrust flaming between the cousins could also be the maximumappealingfacet of the prove at this point. Dan-tae realizes Joon-soo is hiding something, and vice versa, but neither can bring himself to divulge the truth. Thoseforms of secrets are a staple of K-drama and are used when the plot can notkeep up itself as this one cannot. In this case, it's not a general copout; Joon-soo is attemptingto be offeringcoverage to his mom and his silence (temporarily) buys her innocence. This false impression bourn of silence is not any less frustrating, but a minimum ofit's understandable.
As I say each and every review, the villains are a joke. The uncle now did not "mean" to kidnap young Joon-pyo. He used to bebelow duress - blah, blah, blah. The Joon-soo's mother is "only" responsible of silence. Gong Mi is "only" worried about her love life. These folks are so egocentric and one dimensional that they're insufferable. A villain without aintensity is a villainous cutout, now not a full-fledged character.
It would be amiss of me to forget to mention the stunning chemistry between Gong Shim and Dan-tae. They make a lovely, quirky couple who noticeeach one other. Dan-tae must open up and speak in confidence her. Love is a partnership and he should always treat her that way.