B Guy Blues

I got the B guy blues.

After you’ve watched a few K-dramas you notice that the leading man’s best friend or another guy vying for the leading lady’s affections has just as much yumminess as the A guy (the lead). This is such a dilemma. Especially because he is usually so much nicer to and more compatible with the leading lady. You really want him to get the girl. The shows make it see like he has a real chance. But after watching 24 shows now, I’ve accepted this is a losing battle.*

But to help my losing cause of rooting for B guy and subsequently getting a broken heart, I’ve got a strategy. It actually started accidentally with the first two shows I watched–Boys Over Flowers and Playful Kiss. In BOF the B guy, played by Kim Hyun Joong, is as rich and good-looking as the A guy, played by Lee Min Ho. He’s also smarter and sweeter than the A guy and has more attributes you actually look for in a husband. Anyway he’s still a B guy so he didn’t get the girl. But in Playful Kiss Kim Hyun Joong plays the A guy. So by watching it right after BOF, I got the satisfaction of seeing him get the girl–even though it was a different character and as the A guy he was a jerk. But anyhoo…

So that’s the strategy. Hate that a B guy didn’t win the lady? Just find a show where he plays the A guy and watch that right after. Simple.

If anyone knows of a show where Kim Si Hoo, who played Lee Sun Ho in Love Rain, plays the A guy please let me know. They really should have given him a nice girlfriend as a consolation, but maybe it’s just we Americans always want a happy ending.

*SPOILER: Okay so Dream High is the exception to this rule. I was shocked!

9 thoughts on “B Guy Blues

  1. Dream High is the exception!! I really wanted Jin Guk to get the girl though, I really liked him!! Actually, they were both super sweet guys on that drama… it made it really tough, but Taecyeon who plays Jin Guk is just so damn hot lol. I could’ve never picked Sam Dong over him. Don’t know about Kim Si Hoo though.

  2. I know right!! I was highly dissapointed. Oh well, you can’t win them all lol. I think Big may turn out that she ends up with the B guy, but I don’t know, they are doing a great job of making it hard to predict. I just wrote a really long post about it lol. But it’s really refreshing to see that instead of the same old thing. How did you like Love Rain?

    • I LOVED Love Rain! Almost as much as Secret Garden. It was very well done (ignoring of course the usually kdrama quirks). The hard part was having to wait for subtitles since it was currently airing. That was making me crazy. I started watching episodes without subtitles on viki.com and then rewatching them.

      While I was waiting for new episodes I finished King 2 Hearts and You’re Beautiful. I burn through these shows way to fast!

      I’m going to watch Big after a couple more episodes get posted. Like you I love my man from Coffee Prince (another in my Top 5). I was happy he finished his military service and is back. Can’t wait for Hyun Bin to get out.

      • Love Rain was a really sweet and romantic drama. For whatever reason I really love Jang Geun Suk. He is unique looking, in a good way. And I love his singing and speaking voice. I think he is a really great actor.

        That makes sense now lol. I wondered why he disappeared for so long. I didn’t realize he had gone into the military, but I know they are all required to at some point. Definitely loved Hyun Bin in Secret Garden. I didn’t know he was in the military either.

        • Definitely a fan of Jang Keun Suk now. I’m watching Marry me Mary or Mary Stayed Out All Night which he is in. This is my third show with him in it. LOL

          Yeah, I think Rain and one of the Boys over Flower guys is in there also right now. It’s why I hope the North Koreans cool out and stop threatening to fight everybody every other week. Plus I don’t want them blowing stuff up before I get a chance to visit…

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