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Fine Lines (Of Dialogue): Taecyeon Surprises In “Save Me” [Episode 3]

This badge of honor goes to the line delivered by Sang Hwan, played by Taecyeon in OCN’s “Save Me,” Episode 3.

I love Taecyeon as much as the next 2PM fangirl, but I would not have pegged the thesp to take home the next shoutout in Fine Lines. Props due to the writing and directing team (Jo Geum-San, Jung Shin-Gyu, Jung Yi-Do).

In this scene in Episode 3, Sang Hwan exchanges words with bestie Dong Cheol (played by newbie Woo Do Hwan), as the rift in their friendship begins to widen.

SANG HWAN: My Dad is an alcoholic. My Dad doesn’t have the power that your Dad has. Do you know what people think of when they see you? Your powerful Dad. You know what they think of when they see me? My roughneck father.

SANG HWAN: Dong Cheol-

DONG CHEOL: Even you know  – that from the principal to the police, no one listens to me, no matter how much I try to explain. So just let me go.

And Dong Cheol begins to walk away.

SANG HWAN: Hey, Seok Dong Cheol! You’re just yourself. When I see you, you never once reminded me of your father. So, you crazy bastard!

SANG HWAN: Hold your head up high!

And his voice hangs in the air, thick with worry, fear.  Fear of losing a friend, a friendship, or just something from the days of youth you might not be able to get back.

DONG CHEOL: What are you saying, you crazy bastard? You hold your head up high.

And the most interesting character relationship in the show has just presented itself.

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Choi Woo Sik’s Passive Aggressive Lines Of Creepiness on Fight My Way

Yikes. If that face wasn’t so dorky and innocent.

Moo Bin, played by Choi Woo Sik (ah Hogu!) is one of the sweetest faces spittin’ out the creepiest lines on kdramatubes this season. Passive. Aggressive.  But never delivered quite like this before, ladies and gents.

Episode 3: He Told Her What He Did For Her

“I thought hard for days, just for this silly thing, just to see you, Ae Ra. These clothes are new and I went to the hair salon today, made a restaurant reservation, and filled up the tank.”

Granted, this was just slightly borderline creepy. But it was full on burdensome, espesh before a coerced, unplanned, unasked for first date.

Episode 4: Because He  Already Waited An Hour For Her

“I have exactly three hours free, and I spent one hour waiting for you, so there’s two hours left. So you think you can hurry and get in?”

Good thing he  asked. Right.

AH. But he says it so politely, with that sweet af smile.

Episode 4: When He Grabbed Her Sleeve

“What? You’re leaving already?”

Episode 4: When He Held Her Hand

After he said “I’m not going to be cute.”

It wouldn’t be so weird but this felt a little forward and fast, Moo Bin ssi.

Episode 4: When He Said He Might Lose His Job

“Aera, today I really overexerted myself in meeting you today. When I get back to work I might get fired.”

What? UNACCEPTABLE.

How To Have A Serious Dramatic Conversation In The 3rd Person, Kdrama Style

Since you’re asking, these Fine Lines (Of Dialogue) are from Hwarang. Asking for a friend.

Our scene of discussion is between Ji Dwi (Park Hyung Sik) and Moo Myung (Park Seo Joon) in Episode 16.

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MOO MYUNG: Did you live like this all your life? That king, I mean. Worrying if someone is trying to kill him, worrying if the people around him will get hurt. Being too worried to sleep. That’s what it was like for me.

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JI DWI: That can’t be all.

MOO MYUNG: It’s not? Would he think about how to make the world more of a mess and if it’s possible for just the king to fill himself?

JI DWI: How could the king who was never treated like a king ever think of things like that?

MOO MYUNG: You think that the king knows the people?

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JI DWI: Not that he knows the people, but he probably lived like one of them.

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MOO MYUNG: I heard that king who lived like one of the people kills anyone who sees his face.

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JI DWI: That’s right, probably. He may have found out later or passed by without even realizing it. But most of the time, he probably didn’t know that someone died because of him. Because he is stupid, foolish, and weak to tell them not to kill them.

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MOO MYUNG: And what can a king like that do? Can he change the world? Why must he still be alive? I said, why must he still be alive?!

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JI DWI: You want to kill him? Then kill him.