Fine Lines (Of Dialogue): Tomorrow With You

‘Cause it doesn’t matter how long or short the dialogue is, when it’s nothing short of genius.

This post of Fine Lines goes to Tomorrow With You, Episode 2.

Song Ma Rin (Shin Mina) returns home late, shaking off sobriety with Yoo So Joon (Lee Je Hoon) when her mother (Lee Jung Eun) emerges from the house.

As mom and daughter head inside, Ma delivered the scene (and character)-clinching gem:

“His pants are all ripped.”

tmy ep2 dialog mom jung eun

It’s so casual, more of an aside, tossed so insignificantly in. But it rings so damn genuine of what a Korean mom would say, and exactly how she’d say it, that it’s got an undeniable cerebral quality.

Props, Heo Sung Hye. Don’t let anyone tell you that you don’t know how to write ahjumma dialog.

tmy ep2


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