K-Drama Reaction: Do You Like Brahms? | Episodes 13-14

Are You Happy?

Both Park Joon-young (Kim Min-jae) and Chae Song-ah (Park Eun-bin) are at the point of their life where they need to re-evaluate whether they are happy doing what they thought they wanted to do for the rest of their life.

Song-ah isn’t sure anymore whether she can continue doing what she loves the most: playing the violin. We started the series with Song-ah being so sure of this goal but she now faces the fact that no matter how much she loves something, there are still impossible things in life. And that if nothing works, she should just quit. My favorite part for this week is her short conversation with her sister. Her unnie reminded her to decide for her own happiness and not mind other people’s opinion.

Joon-young, for his part, has been saying from the start that playing the piano doesn’t make him happy anymore. Unlike Song-ah though, Joon-young hasn’t found the time to re-evaluate where does he want to go next. And that’s probably also because he’s not privilege enough to do so. Even though he is a world-renowned artist, he stills needs to keep playing because of his family and their circumstances. That’s why he always feel indebted to Kyunghoo Foundation, Director Nah Moon-sook (Ye Soo-jung) and Lee Jung-kyung (Park Ji-hyun). Jung-kyung describes what Joon-young feels very accurately. Joon-young has just been weighed down by the money they gave and he had no choice but to play.

Are You Okay?

Jung-kyung also hits rock bottom this week. She faces hindrances in her application as a professor at Seoryeong University after getting into a misunderstanding with Professor Song Jung-hee (Gil Hae-yeon). She also has to face the fact that she already lost Joon-young to someone else. It seems though, she’ll come out stronger after all this. Despite everything that’s happening to her, she also took out some time to help out Joon-young. She even asked Han Hyun-ho (Kim Sung-cheol) to help Joon-young out. I’m still hoping they’ll restore some sort of semblance to their previous friendship. One thing I didn’t like about Jung-kyung though is how she seems to always take a step below her level just to get Joon-young back; an impossible and hopeless goal. Anyway, her family seems to be aware of what she’s going through. I hope they’ll give her the real emotional support she badly needed for her to heal.

Song-ah is also at her limit and she took it out to Joon-young. It’s a little bit frustrating to see her get work up to Joon-young when he also has his problems to take care of. She’s not even aware of what’s going on with him. But I’m also proud that Song-ah now knows how to voice what she feels. She just needs some fine-tuning so she could have the balance of speaking out and listening to others. Joon-young, for his part, needs to share his burdens with Song-ah.

Maknae’s Week 7 Verdict

We’re almost at the end of the story and I like the changes in our beloved DYLB characters. Song-ah is maturing. She’s slowly learning to speak her mind. Joon-young is cutting ties with people and things that make his life harder. They’re not totally “there” yet but if they’ll overcome these final hurdles laid out before them, then I think I can confidently say, we can expect a nicely resolved story next week. And hopefully, everyone will get their own kind of a happy ending.

Afterthoughts

-Female leads need to stop walking out if they want to resolve a problem with their boyfriends

-We’re already in the end but it baffles me that Song-ah still hasn’t bought an umbrella

-Yoon Dong-yoon (Lee You-jin) is in my good book now after this scene:

>>First Impression: Do You Like Brahms?
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