An Indian woman, a Japanese woman, and a Syrian woman, all training to be doctors at Women’s Medical College of Philadelphia, 1880s. (Image courtesy Legacy Center, Drexel University College of Medicine Archives, Philadelphia, PA. Image #p0103) (x)
A little rant about Reply 1994. A lot of people the last couple of episodes were really upset that despite all his feelings, Chilbongie isn’t getting the girl… that he’s been pretty proactive and there for her, and NaJung doesn’t return his feelings.
And, that’s totally fair. As viewers, we can definitely see where he’s coming from and the depth of his feelings.
But, the fact remains that despite the confession and the kiss, NaJung is unmoved by his affections. If we view this relationship in parallel to the adorbs Samcheonpo/YooJin, ~they’ve~ made much forward progression while NaJung+Bongie are still on the path of friendship. Hell, even her relationship with Oppa, which has been in stasis for YEARS is moving forward, however minutely.
The drama emphasized that timing is everything when it comes to love. This isn’t the fairytale, oft repeated theme of there being a “One”. So, who knows, things can change…NaJung is young yet, especially in Korean society. She might still be figuring things out, maybe she’s not ready for committment, maybe she falls for another guy, etc etc. The point is, it doesn’t matter how much we like Chilbongie or Oppa, and it doesn’t make sense at all to be Team Bongie vs Team Oppa.
Because NaJung doesn’t owe anyone anything
…because we should all be Team Everyone Should Be Content With The Choices They Make.
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Thanks hon, it’ll be on my to-be-traveled to list. There’s a lot of hidden treasures around.