K-Drama Reaction: A Poem a Day | Episode 2

Favorite Poem of the Episode

Am I the only who feels like this show is more of a sitcom rather than a drama? Not that I’m complaining because I do enjoy how the writer is trying to establish the characters’ individual quirkiness in each and every funny interaction they have with each other.



Meet our genius doctor, Ye Jae-wook

We’re no strangers to geniuses in dramaland, and we’ve got a new addition to our list with Dr. Ye Jae-wook (Lee Joon-hyuk), Korea’s top doctor in sling therapy. He once made it to headlines after helping a patient misdiagnosed with cerebral palsy walk again after 10 years. He’s a graduate from NYU and is licensed to lecture all around the world on sling therapy.

So the question now is, with all these qualifications, why has he decided to move to a relatively tiny hospital that is Sinsun. Well, courtesy of the nosy Dr. Yoon-joo (Lee Chae-young) he was fired after being caught engaging in under-the-table transactions with athletes, thus the move. Well, I guess we have to wait to know if there’s truth to it. For the meantime, I’ll reserve my judgment.

But if there’s one thing for certain, that is Dr. Jae-wook has no time for nonsense, shooting down all silly questions thrown at him with a straightforward ‘advice.’

Strike one…



…Strike two…

…Strike three



Strange enough, looks like he’s a snub to all except to our naive heroine Bo-young (Lee Yu-bi). I have a good feeling about this! *giggles*

A turning point for childish Min-ho?

I have to admit Min-ho (Jang Dong-yoon) is one of the most entertaining characters so far. He’s that one younger (or maybe older) sibling of yours who instantly throws tantrums to get what they want from your parents.

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But who can blame Min-ho for acting up? Surely, no one wants to be doing something you don’t really love.

However, looks like Min-ho is in for some life lessons. Because after having to assist a patient who unexpectedly passed away to cardiac arrest, Min-ho may have realized the importance of the medical workers to the lives of the patients. Well, It would be nice to see this kid mature and take his life a little more serious.

And will these two become closer from now on?

Screen addict Joo-yong

But among all of our characters, one that surprised me the most in this episode was Joo-yong (Park Sun-ho) who seemed pretty normal, well, until now. Because behind the facade of a serious doctor who’s determined to be a professor lies a couch potato–spending most of his time watching videos and reading comics than studying. I could feel the shock Dr. Dae-han was feeling as he realized Joo-yong wasn’t the zealous guy he wanted to portray he is.

Evidence 1

Evidence 2

Evidence 3

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The weirdos

Dr. Shi-won continues to be annoying…

…Dr. Dae-bang continues to be indecisive…

…Nam-woo continues to whine about the old days…

…and Bo-young continues to be a crybaby.

Poetry time!

For the heartbroken…

…and for those trying to move on.

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2 thoughts on “K-Drama Reaction: A Poem a Day | Episode 2

  1. Pwahahaha. Thanks for the gif of MinHo having a major meltdown. May I borrow that gif for my blog, too? Thanks!

    Honestly, that’s the moment when I gave him a thumbs down as future boyfriend of BoYoung. I had post-traumatic stress syndrome just watching him mopping the floors like a rolling pin and air-kicking invisible ninjas. I remembered with horror going through the same ordeal with my sons’ terrible twos.

    However, if I were a young girl and he were to break down and have that temper tantrum because I rejected him, I would crack a smile and end up changing my mind. There’s something about awkward man-child antics that I find cute and irresistible. It’s the same psychological reaction that I get when I see puppy brown eyes, and that noonas get when they date their donsaengs.


    1. No biggie packmule3 🙂 I seldom use gifs in my reviews but there’s no way I can better illustrate the animation of this drama’s characters. Watch out for more 🙂


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