Heart Signal 2: Episodes 6-10

Jae Ho is the MVP

He’s been playing cupid in the house and I am here for it. He has a clear grasp of people’s emotions. I honestly believe that the Hyun Woo – Young Joo ship wouldn’t be sailing as it is right now if it wasn’t for him. Thanks Jae Ho!

Remember when he helped Hyun Woo – Young Joo clear their misunderstanding?

Or when he created an oppoortunity for skinship between Hyun Woo and Young Joo?

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Bpoop Phaeh Saniwaat (Love Destiny)

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This lakorn has stolen my heart. It’s everything I’ve ever wanted in a historic lakorn and more.

Kadesurang is a 20-year old archeologist who gets in a car accident alongside her friend/classmate/love interest Ruengrit. Following the accident, Kade wakes up in 17th century Ayutthaya. That’s shock number one.¬†Shock number two is Kade waking up in somebody’s else body: Karakade. Shock number three is that Kade is Karakade’s doppleganger.

If this was not traumatic enough, Kade realizes everybody else hates Karakade. Karakade was now angel. Far from that. Karakade was mean-spirited and self-centered, which is what ultimately caused her death.

In an attempt to kill a rival, Karakade causes an accident but ends up kiling an innocent servant instead. Pretty much everyone suspects Karakade from the get go, including her betrothed Por Date and her future in-laws. To find the culprit, Por Date and his father perform a ritual, the moon mantra, which ends up killing the real Karakade.

Imagine everyone’s surprise when the fake Karakade, 20th century Kade, seems literally unbothered by the moon mantra.

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When Por Date and his mother realize that our girl is still alive…

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Cross: Organ Transplants

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While it may not be everyone’s cup of tea, I love me some medical dramas (only if they are done well and realistically, so BYE DESCENDANTS OF THE SUN). Cross is a medical drama focused on organ transplants which I am very familiar with as I work on a transplant ICU! The main character Kang In Kyu is on a revenge warpath to dig out the organ harvesting rings and stop the illegal trading of organs. His journey starts when his father is brutally murdered and all his organs harvested because they were scrapped for money for his sister’s treatments. As a result of a scuffle between In Kyu and the leader of the ring, Hyung Bom, In Kyung injures his head which in turn gives him a sharper sight than most humans. In Kyu decides to make it his life goal to find Hyung Bom and punish him. Under the guidance of Jung Hoon, a organ transplant doctor, he becomes a doctor as well. His personality is exceedingly cold and robotic as he is so focused on capturing the perpetuator that made him suffer for 15 years. Thus he becomes a doctor with an aim to harm rather than heal. Soon he becomes a prison doctor in an effort to kill Hyung Bom slowly with medicine. However, this plan is derailed when Hyung Bom finds out and escaped. In Kyu is shortly transferred to the same hospital that his foster father, Jung Hoon, works at. He tries to repair the strained relationship between him and his foster father due to past misunderstandings. However, he soon finds out that the hospital executives themselves are involved in illegal organ trading. With the help of tentative friendships he made along the way, he sets out to trap Hyung Bom and put him away forever.

While Ko Gyung Po was decent in the drama, I felt like this role did not suit him very well. He has a very puppy dog lost kind of look and just doesn’t feel harsh enough. I think a grittier actor may have fit this role better. However, it was fun to see how his sharper eyesight worked to his favor when fighting! Now for the unfortunate sexual harassment scandals that Cho Jae Hyun was involved in, I cannot fault him on his acting skill which is superb, but I am glad he come forward to admit his transgressions. This resulted in his removal from the drama, albeit the drama was in it’s final stages anyways. All in all it was a decent watch with realistic organ transplant ethical dilemmas to think about.