2 WEDDINGS AND A HONEYMOON

Whether you ship a couple or not, you have to appreciate the sense of absurdity these scriptwriter and director have. They like to play inside jokes that probably aren’t meant to be seen until after the show and we know the final outcome of the husband-hunt. For instance, did you know that two weddings already occurred in the show? LOL. Remember how, in episode 2, Deoksun teases Taek to drink his milk so he can grow up quickly and marry her? Well, Deoksun’s wish actually comes true and the wedding happens before the episode ends. Like this: After finishing a serious conversation with his future father-in-law, Taek enters his quiet house and his gang surprised him with his birthday party aka THE wedding party. Presenting the groom, the bride, and the best men —

He supplies the drinks for the wedding (yes, the groom always pays for the bar at the reception). Taek gets liquor from his tournaments, apparently.

Junghwan is the photographer. All weddings must have a photographer. Look at the angle of his camera. His camera was focused on Deoksun. Not Taek so Taek had to side-angle to face him. The resulting pic would have shown a couple shot, Taek and Deoksun, just like a wedding photo.

Junghwan also tells him to change his clothes because he looks like an “old man” in them, meaning, Taek has grown old enough to marry Deoksun in reference to the Deoksun joke about drinking milk to grow up.

r88 weddingESunwoo turns up the volume of the TV because what wedding is without blaring trumpets and loud organ music? Dongryong is the crazy emcee ordering people around. Last but not the least, the Deoksun grabs his hand and with joined hands, they cut the wedding cake (aka the birthday cake).

r88 weddingF

The joke would have been fne if it ended here. But this is the part I like best.  Junghwan kicks him for no good reason. Seriously, if I were Junghwan, I’d do more than kick him for stealing the girl. Probably pummel him to pieces?

However, this joke isn’t complete. This is only half of it. This was the WESTERN WEDDING.

Whether you ship a couple or not, you have to appreciate the sense of absurdity these scriptwriter and director have. They like to play inside jokes that probably aren’t meant to be seen until after the show and we know the final outcome of the husband-hunt. For instance, did you know that two weddings already occurred in the show? LOL. Remember how, in episode 2, Deoksun teases Taek to drink his milk so he can grow up quickly and marry her? Well, Deoksun’s wish actually comes true and the wedding happens before the episode ends. Like this: After finishing a serious conversation with his future father-in-law, Taek enters his quiet house and his gang surprised him with his birthday party aka THE wedding party. Presenting the groom, the bride, and the best men —

 

He supplies the drinks for the wedding (yes, the groom always pays for the bar at the reception). Taek gets liquor from his tournaments, apparently.

Junghwan is the photographer. All weddings must have a photographer. Look at the angle of his camera. His camera was focused on Deoksun. Not Taek so Taek had to side-angle to face him. The resulting pic would have shown a couple shot, Taek and Deoksun, just like a wedding photo.

Junghwan also tells him to change his clothes because he looks like an “old man” in them, meaning, Taek has grown old enough to marry Deoksun in reference to the Deoksun joke about drinking milk to grow up.

r88 weddingESunwoo turns up the volume of the TV because what wedding is without blaring trumpets and loud organ music? Dongryong is the crazy emcee ordering people around. Last but not the least, the Deoksun grabs his hand and with joined hands, they cut the wedding cake (aka the birthday cake).

The joke would have been fne if it ended here. But this is the part I like best.  Junghwan kicks him for no good reason. Hahaha. Seriously, if I were Junghwan, I’d do more than kick him for stealing the girl. Probably pummel him to pieces?

However, this joke isn’t complete. This is only half of it. This was the WESTERN WEDDING.

The KOREAN WEDDING occurred in Episode 12, during the lessons on cursing. Again, parody is strong with this scriptwriter/director duo. Typically in weddings, the groom says the vow first and the bride repeats the same words. In this case, however, the teacher Deoksun says with the curse words first, then the student Taek repeats after her. They both have their solemn faces on, and if you ignore the fact that they are spouting @#$!@#%, it appears as if they’re reciting the wedding promise.

A picture says a thousand words.

The blanket covering the legs of Junhwan, Dongryong, and Sunwoo alludes to the paebaek ceremony. The parents sit in front of a low table with food. The couple sit on opposite sides of the table (in this case, a BADUK table, lol, nice detail, there) and an apron is spread between the bride and groom. Their parents will throw dates and chestnuts to the couple which they’ll try to catch with the apron. The number of dates and chestnuts caught will equal the number of future children.

Now, as I said, these are meta-jokes intended for Taek-Deoksun. I do notice that the scriptwriter sometimes do parallel stories, for instance, there’s a jwi scene for Junghwan then there’ll be a jwi scene for Taek, a chasing scene for Junghwan, then a chasing for Taek. Although the scenes aren’t exactly alike, each one advances an insight into couple interaction.

The KOREAN WEDDING occurred in episode 12 during the lessons on cursing. Again, parody is strong with this scriptwriter/director duo. Typically in weddings, the groom says the vow first and the bride repeats the same words. In this case, however, the teacher Deoksun says with the curse words first, then the student Taek repeats after her. They both have their solemn faces on, and if you ignore the fact that they are spouting @#$!@#%, it appears as if they’re reciting the wedding promise.

A picture says a thousand words.

The blanket covering the legs of Junghwan, Dongryong, and Sunwoo alludes to the paebaek ceremony. The parents sit in front of a low table with food. The couple sit on opposite sides of the table (in this case, a BADUK table, lol, nice detail, there) and an apron is spread between the bride and groom. Their parents will throw dates and chestnuts to the couple which they’ll try to catch with the apron. The number of dates and chestnuts caught will equal the number of future children.

Now, as I said, these are meta-jokes intended for Taek-Deoksun. I do notice that the scriptwriter sometimes do parallel stories, for instance, there’s a jwi scene for Junghwan then there’ll be a jwi scene for Taek, a chasing scene for Junghwan, then a chasing for Taek. Although the scenes aren’t exactly alike, each one advances an insight into couple interaction.

CHINA-MOON

After Taek’s win, he and Deoksun went back to his hotel room. He promised his Dad to treat Deoksun to good food. Taek was a filial son.

They most likely ordered room service because he was exhausted to go out. They would have ordered drinks like a soda, Shirley Temple or a cocktail. I’m leaning towards a Beijing Bellini but this was concocted in 2008 for the Beijing Olympics. Oh well… Take note: They were both over 18 at that time. The minimum drinking age in China is 18, while in South Korea it’s 19. Taek said he was a minor when he gave his staff money to buy themselves a round of soju.  However, his friends said that he had brought home bottles of alcohol from his tournaments for his dad even before he turned 18. He also brought one bottle home on his birthday. Whatever drink they had with their meal, I’m assuming it had a cocktail umbrella in it. Like this one:

There was something off and jarring about that whole incident with the parfait.  If an ice cream parfait was brought to her table, I expected Deoksun to go gaga at the sight of the sweet perfection. After all,

  1. She LIKES ice cream. The Adult Deoksun was eating ice cream in Episode 6 and Episode 18.
  2. Dongryong was taunting her for being unrefined and “uncultured”. She would have pounced on that ice cream like she’d been starving all day long.

In China, she didn’t even know that a duck’s head isn’t like a drumstick she could chomp on. Now, what did Deoksun do when she saw the ice cream concoction? She passed up TWO ice cream parfaits for that little cocktail umbrella. That, my friend, made absolutely no sense. She was so excited about umbrella topper, that she quickly licked off the ice cream on the toothpick and tuck it behind her ear. Then she posed. Where did she learn to do that? I think she’s learned it before during her first trip abroad to China. And she had a tutor. Who? THAT guy sitting right beside her and GRINNING at her antics. Taek. They’ve done this before. In China. (For the rest of the discussion please go here)

After Taek’s win, he and Deoksun went back to his hotel room. He promised his Dad to treat Deoksun to good food. Taek was a filial son.

They most likely ordered room service because he was exhausted to go out. They would have ordered drinks like a soda, Shirley Temple or a cocktail. I’m leaning towards a Beijing Bellini but this was concocted in 2008 for the Beijing Olympics. Oh well… Take note: They were both over 18 at that time. The minimum drinking age in China is 18, while in South Korea it’s 19.  Taek said he was a minor when he gave his staff money to buy themselves a round of soju.  However, his friends said that he had brought home bottles of alcohol from his tournaments for his dad even before he turned 18. He also brought one bottle home on his birthday. Whatever drink they had with their meal, I’m assuming it had a cocktail umbrella in it. Like this one:

There was something off and jarring about that whole incident with the parfait.  If an ice cream parfait was brought to her table, I expected DS to go gaga at the sight of the sweet perfection. After all,

  1. She LIKES ice cream. The Adult Deoksun was eating ice cream in Episode 6 and Episode 18.
  2. Dongryong was taunting her for being unrefined and “uncultured”. She would have pounced on that ice cream like she’d been starving all day long. In China, she didn’t even know that a duck’s head isn’t like a drumstick she could chomp on.

Now, what did Deoksun do when she saw the ice cream concoction? She passed up TWO ice cream parfaits for that little cocktail umbrella. That, my friend, made absolutely no sense. She was so excited about umbrella topper, that she quickly licked off the ice cream on the toothpick and tuck it behind her ear. Then she posed. Where did she learn to do that? I think she’s learned it before during her first trip abroad to China. And she had a tutor. Who? THAT guy sitting right beside her and GRINNING at her antics. Taek. They’ve done this before. In China. (For the rest of the discussion, please go here)

On top of everything, we also got a bridal carry/princess carry!

AnkleB

As well as a dreamy wedding night/bed scene!

wedding night wedding2

Share This