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Here is When My Gong Yoo Crush Comes Rushing Back (Spoilery for Big Ep 6)

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Of course, Gong Yoo has been wooing me since the beginning of Big. But there is the moment while watching a K-drama when the stars align and boom! You’re lying there in a puddle of drool. And by alignment, I mean when the character and the actor become one.

Watching Gong Yoo as Dr. Seo Yoon Jae was just watching a drama chug along. We really don’t understand or know who this guy is and it’s a mystery left to be revealed later. We don’t have to grow attached this the character; we just have to believe the Gil Da Ran loves Seo Yoon Jae a lot. I think the Hong Sisters have done a good job with establishing just the right amount of connection with the Seo Yoon Jae character. I don’t care at this point he is just dies off or if he is brought back. I think he is a nice guy so I wouldn’t mind if he comes back but I wouldn’t be too sad if he goes away. Either way, I don’t think he is the end game for Gil Da Ran.

Which brings me to the question of the OTP. Which couple is the end game here? Is it Gil Da Ran-Seo Yoon Jae or is it Gil Da Ran-Kang Kyung Joon? After finishing episode six, I think Kang Kyung Joon is Gil Da Ran’s other half. But it’s kind of hard to wrap my head around. Is Kyung Joon going to stay in Yoon Jae’s body? Then what about the loss of twelve years of a young boy’s life? Kyung Jae argues in episode six that he doesn’t mind this because he gets to skip all the bad things in between but life should be lived through, not skipped over. (If Shin Won Ho hadn’t done such a good job with Kyung Joon, I don’t think I would have cared as much.) And what about Seo Yoon Jae?

If this story is about personal growth, will we literally see Kyung Joon grow into Yoon Jae’s body to find adulthood, family, and love? I think that is what we see happening here and I’m loving it. This is the moment when the drama becomes more than mere entertainment.

In episode one, we were introduced to the the characters of “Seo Yoon Jae” and “Kang Kyung Joon.” From episodes two through five, we saw the character of Kang Kyung Joon in Seo Yoon Jae’s body- two separate entities in one form. But from episode six, we are seeing “Kyung Jae”- Kyung Joon in Seo Yoon Jae’s body but not as separate entities, but fully meshed. Kyung Joon has grown in Yoon Jae’s body to become “Kyung Jae.” We don’t see a childish boy inside an adult’s body when we watch Gong Yoo anymore. We can simply just see Kyung Jae. And this is when my Gong Yoo crush comes rushing at me.

Oh my Gong Yoo. He has such expressive eyes and face, and he cannot look any better in a dress shirt and suit pants.  He also has really good comedic timing along with the ability to pull at your heartstrings with nothing but a simple gaze. I love you director, for taking those wide shots that capture Gong Yoo’s legs and the close up shots that capture every change in expression. Also, thank you for the slow shots. I mean, he would look good no matter what but those slow shots give me the opportunity to indulge in the sweet sinful goodness that is Gong Yoo.. And thank you, Gong Yoo, for simply looking so good on my screen.

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LOL at Lee Min Jung’s expression. Just need to photoshop some drool in that shot.

Here is when I fall in love with Kyung Jae:

Kyung Jae watching Da Ran walk away after she says no to his request to pretend to be his girlfriend. He wants her to pretend so he can keep Yoon Jae’s mom off his back about marriage. He had asked her to say his name to him- Kang Kyung Joon- before she left the car. She does.

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“I missed you. The one and only person who calls me ‘Kang Kyung Joon’.”

Oh Hong Sisters and their metaphors. This scene at the end of episode six really sums up Kyung Jae’s position and my heart goes out to him. Kyung Jae is making his final please to Da Ran.

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“The bait is Kang Kyung Joon. Bite it.”

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“The only person who really knows me is Gil Da Ran.”

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“This isn’t exciting fishing in which you are trying to catch one fish among many.”

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“This is very sad fishing in which I am trying to catch the one and only fish. So Gil Teacher, please bite.”

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Question for other viewers: Has Gil Da Ran fallen for Kyung Jae and if she has, when?

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38 Comments Post a comment
  1. tya #

    wah JOonni..thank you so much..im waiting for this actually..
    anyway i love Gong Yoo naughty smile..hehehehe

    June 19, 2012
  2. Elena #

    Wow! I feel like you are reading my mind… I actually just finished to watch ep.6 subbed and was in my way to ask you about your thoughts of this ep… and here they are! And you posted EXACTLY the same screencaps which touched me and which I wanted to ask you to comment!…

    June 19, 2012
  3. Elena #

    to TYA:
    I tried to post it like a reply to you, but it doesn’t work…. (something is going on with my net today – I can’t post anything! Agrrr), so I will try to post it like that:

    http://www.dramacrazy.net/korean-drama/big-episode-6/

    or

    http://www.kimchidramas.net/2012/06/big-episode-6.html

    June 19, 2012
  4. My thoughts for GY have always been very
    ohmygodhowcanhebesobeautiful?Lookathiseyesandwhathedoeswiththem.Hismouthissosensitiveandwoothisshouldersandbackaresowide.Andhands!Theyarepoeticintheirrestrainedmovementsandwow!!!
    very intelligent.
    My brain on Yoo:
    ωοω❢×♡☀★☁✰⌠☝❁*!☺❃
    Coherent? I think NOT.

    June 19, 2012
    • Elena #

      LOL :)
      As for me I never thought that Gong Yoo was beautiful… Perhaps I’m the only one like that? When I first saw him in “1st Coffee Prince Shop” I found his appearance rather… specific? But it was that I liked about him, coz I usually don’t fall for the “flower boy” type. I prefer men having their original charm and this is the thing that Gong Yoo doesn’t lack of! The same about his body… It’s indeed hot, but… I prefer it just like in this ep. being shown vague (scene of him dressing) or wearing a concealing shirt… To say the truth I have a weak point for hot guys wearing one-colored (preferably white) shirt :)

      June 19, 2012
      • Specific is a very good way to put it.
        The beauty is in his form and physique, but mostly in his nuanced expressions, as Joonni said. Nobody gives better FACE than GY.
        For me, the turmoil he want through episode after episode of Coffee Prince, was an amazing thing to behold. His heartbreaking lovr and final capitulation were so clear to me. Even now I get choked up thinking about how he overcame all his biggest fears to love Eun Chan.

        June 19, 2012
        • joonni #

          Definitely. I don’t think Gong Yoo is one of those people that everyone will immediately describe as handsome but if you stay long enough to watch him move, you fall in love.

          June 20, 2012
      • Elena #

        Agree about your thoughts of Coffee Prince. It was him who made me to like the drama and it also because of him the CP kiss is in my top 10… and perhaps because of sunflowers too… it seems that they have some magical kissing power :)

        June 20, 2012
        • joonni #

          I personally love sunflowers so the association between kissing and sunflowers in k-drama land is a plus.

          June 20, 2012
  5. fruitplus #

    I like this show, too. Can’t figure out who will end up with who.

    How many more episodes do we have to wait ????

    June 19, 2012
  6. As far as your question. I feel like DR is only starting to separate the man she used to love Doc YJ, and the boy who has touched her heart KJ. The vibe is completely different, and his face reflects that the person inside is different.
    I don’t she has fallen for him yet. What has he done for her lately? He was a great friend for her before he left, but there haven’t been any bonding events since he has returned.
    Those are to come. As he demonstrates the new man he has turned into, and offers DR a person she can rely on, I think she will fall for him.
    He hasn’t really confessed yet, either. She is suspicious, but not certain of his feelings.

    June 19, 2012
  7. Kas #

    To be completely I do like Kyung Joon’s character. However, If he goes back to his own 18/19 year old body, its gonna be a little weird. She is in her late 20s and he is still in his teens. I just can’t get over the age difference. So I want to wait and give Yoon Jae a chance. Everything we saw and learned about his was stories by other ppl..but it could have been a misunderstanding? I guess we will have to wait and see…Body swap back or stuck for ever?

    June 20, 2012
    • am #

      I still can’t with the age gap either. I cannot ship anyone in this drama besides me and Gong Yoo! And I’m not even in the drama!

      They’ve kinda also put the date thing and angels reaching for each other picture story aside…WHY DRAMA WHY?! I feel so disconnected and I’m very close to letting this go but I’m so curious about what’ll happen once they switch back or more people find out about the body swap.

      June 20, 2012
    • joonni #

      The age difference got to me too but I think the drama is growing up Kyung Joon nicely. I could ship him with Da Ran if he stays in Yoon Jae’s body. But I’m not going to ship any couple yet. I’m a scaredy-cat and I don’t want to be heartbroken. For now, I content to let this story be about growth rather than romance. We’ll see how it goes from here.

      June 20, 2012
      • Kas #

        I would also ship Kyung Joon if he stays in Yoon Jae’s body. But no ships have sailed yet..

        June 20, 2012
  8. am #

    I got to thinking, what if KJ only developed his little boy crush on Da Ran because he was in the same boat with her? I mean, it is possible for people to fall in love with other people because they get stuck in a certain situation.

    I was rooting for this drama to have a non-romantic connection between KJ and DR because I thought it was super cute and it’d actually be a little different and I absolutely enjoy that aspect of their relationship so much, just when they’re noona-dongsaeng friends helping each other out. It was such a good thing going on.

    No matter how KJ pretends he has grown up, he’s still a child. I’m pretty surprised I haven’t changed as much from 8-10 years ago so it’s kinda hard for me to believe he’s actually grown up. He’s still that kid and I cannot unsee! Although when KJ came back a year later in a suit I thought, hmm, he’s gonna grow up really fine once he goes back to his body and goes through those 12 years of learning about life.

    June 20, 2012
  9. britener #

    I’m still not on board with this show yet. I keep hoping that the storyline will pull me in with each ep but it just hasn’t done it yet. I didn’t care for GY but he is the only one that is keeping this show alive for me with his many expressions and great acting skill. I can’t stand the ex girlfriend or the mean mom plot. It’s too common and plus, I’ve always hated that theme. I’ll keep waiting since I got nothing to watch on Mon and Tues anyway.

    June 20, 2012
    • Elena #

      You just become too picky after watching QIHM! :) Well, we all do it in a varying degree… before I considered Big to be just an average entertaining drama (most of Kdramas are full of stamps and common/contrived turns, so I learnt to be loyal, at least it was a way better than “I Do, I Do” or “I Love Lee Tae Ri”), but I found this ep. funny and even touching. Gong Yoo is a really great actor! I’m thankful to Big for giving him an opportunity to reveal his comedian skills. Not only facial expressions, but also a voice acting – I liked the moment when KJ was counting up to 3 like an animal trainer whipping and Gil Da Ran jumped like a tiger on his pedestal.
      P.S. glad to see you here, coz I have some technical problem and can’t post on facebook…

      June 20, 2012
      • britener #

        Yes, yes, it is true. I’ve become even pickier after QIHM. That’s what happened when a gem comes along and everything else just seem like it’s not good enough. I’m on summer vacation (teachers get the summer off woohoo! )so I got nothing but time. Even if I don’t care for any current dramas at the moment, I am still watching them. Something to do:) Hope your technical problem doesn’t last long. I still check on QIHM site often despite how calm it has been since the craziness:) Nice to talk to you here Elena!

        June 20, 2012
    • am #

      QIHM definitely raised the bar far too high for me hahaha! Not even Gong Yoo and his prettyness can compete with BD.

      June 21, 2012
      • joonni #

        Still…can the Gong Yoo headers keep coming? :D

        June 21, 2012
        • am #

          Of course! I shall spare time for creating headers very soon :3 I’m glad you like ‘em!

          July 2, 2012
  10. ms. augie #

    U know what, NOW I want the OTP to be Da ran and Kyung Jae, if u look at the title “BIG” don’t you think this drma is all about Kyung Joon in Dr. Jae body, besides, as much as I wish his accident happen when he wanted to say I love you to Da Ran, I just don’t fall too much to Dr. Jae character, he’s a bit boring.

    June 20, 2012
  11. Niki #

    Aahhh…that smile is so familiar and nostalgic. Hello there Choi Han Gyul, i missed you so. XD Whenever i see Kyung Jae smiling gleefully or when he gives Da Ran that cocky look, i get CP throwbacks.

    I absolutely love Lee Min Jung. i thought she was excellent in Smile You and that made me a fan. She’s really gorgeous to look at in BIG and i hope Da Ran toughen up more and we get to see more of her spit-fire personality as the show progress.

    Chalking up another ride with you, Joonni. What snacks would you like for this trip?

    June 20, 2012
    • joonni #

      She was adorable in Smile You. That was a sweet couple in that drama.

      Actually Da Ran seems to have toughened up more in ep6.

      What snacks would be good for Big? Hmmmm. I do want to eat mandoo/dumpling when I watch this drama, though.

      June 20, 2012
      • Niki #

        with extra pickles on the side? Should i get pizzas too? for Kyung Jae just in case he drops by…we must have mushroom for toppings. Shirts might fly if we play our cards right! XD

        June 20, 2012
        • joonni #

          no, we need nice home cooked meals for Kyung Joon!

          June 20, 2012
      • Niki #

        D: i cant cook Joonni!!! i’d rather he get the itchies (and us a free show) then allow him to be poisoned by my cooking.

        June 22, 2012
  12. junnie36 #

    Yay! The Kyun Joon I miss is back!! I’m watching ep 6 right now and have to pause and share my joy with you! I’ve jumped from ep 2 to ep 6, but it’s not a problem. No, not at all!

    June 20, 2012
  13. Is there even anybody who doesn’t like Gong Yoo? :)) He’s like Hyun Bin – everybody loves them :D

    Gong Yoo is definitely one of the best Korean actors I’ve seen. Sometimes I think he’s just too good for TV dramas :D

    June 20, 2012
  14. jaz #

    I know Gong Yoo is such a wonderful actor but then every time he takes on a new drama, he always does things that amazes me. Why is he that good? Idk…^^

    In terms of the OTP, I would be lying if I say I’m not rooting for Da Ran and Kyung Joon because I just love them! Before I really find the ‘student falling in love with the teacher and ending up together’ plots kind of creepy. However, this is the first time that age difference doesn’t matter to me anymore in a drama.

    I think the real conflict is starting to sink in now that DR seems to have gotten over YJ and has now seen KJ in a new light. The thing is KJ is trapped in a body she least wants to see. The scenes where he was looking at her back and leaning on the steering wheel after he dropped her off and the last part where he was pleading for DR to bite the bait were just too painful for me to watch. What has he done in his past life for him to suffer like this at such a young age? But the most crucial question is that and I quote Girlfriday of Dramabeans for this: “Will Kyung-joon ever get the girl wearing the body of the man who broke her heart? And if he succeeds, how much of that will be her residual feelings for her last love?” :(

    June 20, 2012
    • joonni #

      dangermousie reminded that besides Hong Gil Dong, the Hong Sisters always give a happy ending. So perhaps Kyung Joon and Da Ran will end up together. But I don’t know. I’m getting HGD vibes from this drama.

      June 20, 2012
      • jaz #

        Really? Hong Gil Dong is the only Hong sisters drama that I haven’t watched though so I didn’t know about that possibility. Crap! No! I don’t like KJ get hurt in any way…please Hong sisters don’t let this be some sad love story…coz I don’t want to cry buckets of tears again after QIHM ended…not yet again… :(

        But I’m still going to cross my fingers though…we’re still 6 episodes up so as they say, it ain’t over till it’s over, right? ^^

        June 20, 2012
        • joonni #

          See, this is a really unexplainable feeling so don’t go by what I feel. I think we can safely assume that there will be a happy ending.

          June 21, 2012

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