I just finished the third instalment of the series, and I currently have an enormous grin on my face. One word: Adorable!
The third episode sees Lee Jae-In (Ha Seok-Jin) and Kim Da-Hyun (Jeon So-Min) going out on their first date after their dating contract is drawn up. We also have Min Tae-Ha (Kim Hyung Min), Lee’s competition in their grandfather’s ridiculous contract, become aware of Kim for the first time. We get to learn more about Min Tae-Ha by way of interactions with his mother and father after they attend the same concert. After Lee absent-mindedly leaves her house keys in Lee’s car, Lee teases Kim and kisses her.
So, this episode saw a few firsts for the main couple. The characters are still interesting to watch the interactions of, with definite growth for both in the future if this episode is anything to go by. It also sees Min Tae-Ha’s parents taking an interest in Kim based on their own suspicions. As for Tae Hae, I got the impression that he is an unwitting pawn in the dealings of the two families. I find myself somewhat curious as to where the story will take the character given what I’ve seen so far, but suspect that they are unlikely to paint him a villain of any sort.
Though I really liked the concert sequence of the first date arc, I found myself giggling at the two during the scene in the cafe afterwards. It again reinforced how much Lee likes to mess with Kim. That being said, we got the distinct impression from the early scenes that Lee is more than willing to keep his end of the bargain if need be, given the near immediate delivery of the books and installation of the mirror the day following the contract is drawn up. That being said, we see the possibility of him almost wanting her to break their dating contract.
I thought that I liked this show before, but this third episode is beginning to slowly develop the chemistry between Lee and Kim in a meaningful manner. With all good stories, I am easily able to care for the main characters. The show might have its flaws, but it is the overall charm of the characters that makes me return time after time. I’ll have a review for the next episode in the next few days.