K-Drama Reaction: Laughter in Waikiki | Episode 18

Let’s talk about the real problem with Waikiki. I loved this show so much and I always look forward to watching it every week, but my growing concern is that the show already took so many turns that it lacked substance anymore. When the drama started, I was excited to see how Dong-gu (Kim Jung-hyun), Jun-ki (Lee Yi-kyung), and Du-shik (Son Seung-won) would blossom from being the three broke losers to the rising stars of their respective chosen dreams.

While we saw Du-shik try out his luck in the movie industry as an erotic movie script writer and as a passionate web novelist, and also witness Dong-gu start fresh in a directorial team, I don’t really see any progress in any of their story lines as far as their dreams go. Jun-ki was the only one growing as an actor, and now with the possibility of him signing with a major agency. I want to ask the drama’s writer what’s the plan for Du-shik and Dong-gu? Are they even going to make it? Will they be able to film their own movie? What’s the drama for anyway? Just your weekly dose of sitcom? I know the drama is fun, but I also want to see my heroes succeed in their dream careers and not just in their respective love lives.

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The Real Sasaeng

Jun-ki’s got a fan! Jin-joo (Ryu Hye-rin) makes her appearance in Jun-ki’s life as a stalker-fan who sneaks inside the guesthouse and watches him sleep. She was creepy at first, but because Jun-ki was so elated about his first ever fan, he ignored all the eerie acts and even became obsessed himself. He even reached the point of sending a barrage of calls and texts to Jin-joo and trespassed in her house! Hahaha. Oppa, why are you more scary than a sasaeng?

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Let’s play a game, a love game

I think Soo-ah (Lee Joo-woo) likes Du-shik for real now, although she does not realize it yet. They complement each other perfectly. Soo-ah protects Du-shik from bullies, and Du-shik follows whatever Soo-ah says. LOL. It’s fun watching Soo-ah struggle from the consequences of her actions though. She was trying so hard not to like Du-shik. She even helped set him up with her friend, but ended up ruining everything for him when he wanted to confess. Girl, wake up before it’s too late!

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First kiss

I think Yoon-ah (Jung In-sun) was mistaken. This episode’s kiss was not her first kiss with Dong-gu. They kissed during their fake wedding! Or maybe she meant that it’s their first official kiss as a legit couple? I can’t really tell, but I liked how this kiss happened! I was really itching for it after watching Dong-gu and Yoon-ah struggle! I wanted to scream at Yoon-ah to stay still and stop laughing. I can’t help but think how did she ever manage to conceive Sol without laughing so hard, but can’t even stay still with just a simple kiss. Good thing she was the one who made the final move after all the frustration.

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Love or career?

As I said earlier, Jun-ki is the only person in this drama who is living the dream right now. He is on the rise as a promising actor, became a regular cast member in a good drama, and now, the opportunity opens for him to sign with a major agency. But seems like this dream won’t be fulfilled without a price as he has to sacrifice his time with Seo-jin. I know it’s really hard if I was in Seo-jin’s shoes, but can’t every single girlfriend in this entire universe just be more considerate of their men? Would she be happy if Jun-ki chose her over his dream and end up as a nameless extra in every drama project?

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This b*atch is always getting upset with Du-shik! I want to pull her hair! Girl, stop playing mind games and tell him what’s making you mad! He is totally going outside his comfort zone just to win you over!

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Elizabeth is so cute!!!!

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I’m going to miss this little muffin when the show ends. Also, who’s cuter? Sol or Dong-gu for teaching her the word “appa?” Hahahaha

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