Yeah. So there’s plusses to being stranded at Peale Manor with Peale Parents. One plus would be that rhubarb confection in the upper left corner, cooling down, waiting for ice cream. Ma Peale rocks. On the minus side, I have to read subtitles for episode 7 on my tiny phone, and will be blind soon. I’ll get my episode summary up soon, but until then, commenter bamburn4 has offered his take on episode 7. Take it away MR. bamburn:
Novel to Series Comparison
Lovesick Season 2, Episode 7: The One With – N/A Chapters: 27 (half chapter) SPOILER ALERT!
Ironically if the controversy and drama surrounding a certain scene didn’t happen and it was advertised it the way it was aired, it would have been a good episode. However this is not the case so I sadly have to go into detail why a certain scene missing doesn’t just mean, “oh it’s a missing scene, get over it”. So let’s start with the small and escalate quickly.
Differences and Missing/Added Parts
1.) Yuri, what great depth you have
So this is a positive for this episode. Many people know Yuri to be naïve and some would call her slow witted but this episode gives us more insight into her. She’s not 100% oblivious to what Noh feels and we get to see the hurt that can come with a one sided relationship. She sticks to the dialogue in the novel but it’s much more taken to heart or believable since her advice looked genuine.
2.) PhuNoh, please grow up a little
To my knowledge, the scene where Phun is making Noh jealous because of the hug with Yuri never happens. It’s shortened and leads up to a more emotional scene directly after. People saw this as funny and humorous. I chuckled but saw it as a highlight of how unhealthy and “childish” their relationship is at the moment. So I see my friend with benefits hug a girl he’s been dating, let’s smother my girlfriend with fake affection out of spite. It’s totally out of character for Phun to act out of spite like that. Noh might have retaliated by Phun started it. Well, Rule 3: Phun = Insecure.
3.) Title Not Needed
Oh the grievances. Everything surrounding the controversy of P’Hed cutting the kiss scene is baffling. A quick summary: Kiss scene between PhuNoh was advertised last episode, throughout the week, and was highlighted for next episode. Hype ensued so everyone was ready for episode 7. Episode 7 came along and everyone got a cut version of it. In shock people screamed, “What the hell happen?”.
P’Hed headed to twitter and drama escalated. She basically said that she changed the scene at the last minute, even though she had ample time to address and change it for over a week, said that the viewers might sexualize it (thanks for having such high regard for your fans), she wants to protect something (even though she doesn’t clarify), then wants to avoid the topic altogether and not talk about it, only to compare the scene to weird analogies. Her last and main defense for why she cut the scene was because if Noh initiated the kiss, it would change his character from the novel. If this were the case the episodes all based in Hua Hin should all have been thrown out the window.
I have stated before since episode 4’s comparison how Noh seemed a bit different. Not a bad different but a different that would open up to having more depth rather than making him such a submissive, passive, Young Adult Novel Female Lead (Bella Swan/Anastacia Steele) character. He was developing and everyone was excited for the change and welcomed it as long as it had a payoff. But no, we get disappointed. Not only by the advertisement of such a scene, that is IN THE NOVEL, was going to happen but by the author of the book herself. She also doesn’t feel any regret or even being sorry about cutting it which makes me uneasy.
If we can’t trust the director, production team, and the author of the novel to give justice to the source material, who can we trust to do so?
P’Hed’s Twitter Post:
Once I cooked fried rice. While cooking I thought it should be tasty, but when I finished cooking, I found that it isn’t as tasty. I have to throw it away though I feel so regretful for it. That’s all.
My response: And then you found out that the customers liked the fried rice you threw away so you’re blaming the person who let people taste it.
Positives the Episode brought:
– Great character development for everybody (especially Yuri)
– If the kiss scene was advertised as what was presented, it would have been a good scene – Jeed plot is tolerable and is developing to something
– Earn, one of the saving graces (DO HE GOT A BOOTY DOE? HE DOOOOOO!)
-Yuri flat out calling Aim, “a good liar”
1.) Yuri is so deep I can see Adele rolling in it
2.) Jealousy, a cute quirk on TV, but grating in reality
3.) Kind of sad when an Author reads and writes her work twice but thinks only at the last minute to change it -_-
Personal Opinion: Putting the drama aside, it is actually a good episode. I have very few qualms with it except for the EXTREMELY HUGE qualm that many people are aware of already. So let’s talk more on the side characters. So the easiest one, Earn. You’re so adorable, and Ngern’s acting is always great so a breath of fresh air you give after rewatching the episode several times.
Mo’s plot was good but now it’s was kind of degraded with the ending. So you end up kissing Golf but immediately forgive Moan for being a jerk because he bought you a gigantic Teddy Bear? This is starting to turn into an example of how abused boyfriends/girlfriends run back to their abuser because they “love” them and don’t know what to do without that person.
Jeed and company, the story is growing on me. The plot is like a distant relative that we all have that we don’t necessarily get along with but still have to like/love them because they’re family and they have moments of genuine fun and love. So people having been talking about how Jeed is just a confused girl thrown into a community where social status is more important than being yourself an I’m starting to understand that now. She’s not heartless or just a gold digger like many pegged her to be. She does feel guilt and remorse for her actions and wishes she can just be herself and do something about it but can’t because of the eyes constantly focusing in on her. From her parents, her friends, her new and old boyfriend, and even herself she is constantly conscious about everything.