Ok, lets see what Krishna thought about Episode 2. Make sure to head over to Psycho-Milk’s website and see what’s what. I can’t wait to see how we rate this episode. Are we in sync? What parts did she like or not like? What about me?
Let me start of by saying that I was not in a good head space when I started watching this episode. I had been battling with my depression for a few days, and feeling the loss more keenly. But after the episode started, a heavy veil lifted and it brought me out of a very dark place. So I think you can tell that I liked it very much.
We start off in the coffee shop with Khim telling Gui that he needs to go cheer Solo on during the Campus Moon competition. It was cute. I know some people don’t like the fujoshi character, and it depends on how its done whether I like it or not. I adored Sammy Choate’s character Manow in Until We Meet Again, but really didn’t like Kumfah, King’s sister in My Engineer. Khim is cute, funny, bubbly and adorable. As she proves in this episode, she just wants love to win. She want’s to see couples happy in love.
We come to the part of Khim that I have a problem with. Most of you probably do as well. She takes pictures of customers on her phone, without their knowledge or consent. Then she posts them to a LGBTQ+ page. This is a violation of privacy. These are customers at the cafe. They didn’t ask for or agree to photographing them. Celebrities expect to get pictures taken of them. Ordinary people don’t. But it’s also a cultural attribute, maybe? Since I only know western culture, I can’t really comment. I only have one anecdote about Chinese tourist in Rome.
My family & I were living in London at the time and took a long weekend to Rome. The boys were five and six. Super adorable blonde haired kiddo and red haired kiddo. A group of Chinese tourist came up and asked to take a picture with the boys when were at the Colosseum. I agreed, so they are somewhere on someones camera roll in China, lol. But as an aside I’m going to put a pic in here. They were freakin adorable, who wouldn’t want their picture (biased mom, I know).
Back to Oxygen. When Dr. Petch comes to talk to Khim about who has taken the picture, I’m glad they address it. It’s often not talked about in these shows. He takes her at her word when she says she will go review the CCTV footage to find out who took the picture. Dr. Petch is a little naive. Which is where Dr. Perth steps in and points out the camera angle could only be taken by the staff. Dr. Perth goes after her, and is ready to take her to the police for defamation.
She admits her mistake but claims she is rarely wrong. Then she comes up with the most ridiculous test to prove he is gay, lol. I like her still, despite this. She honestly does want them to be happy together. She wishes them happiness, thinking if she can get the two of them together then her fujoshi detective skills will be validated. She takes down the picture though, for that I’m grateful. And she and Dr. Perth begin an unlikely friendship that is cute to see.
Kao and Phu. What can I say about them, other than their story is very cute. I love the love at first sight trope. Also Kao goes all out to win his mans heart. He doesn’t give up, but uses every opportunity to be closer to his crush. For Phu’s part, he doesn’t know why he doesn’t scare Kao off. He also doesn’t know what to do when Kao flirts with him. But he’s beginning to believe Koo’s sincerity.
The song is so cute that he sings in the competition for Phu. Kao is really trying to win him over. I love that he still wears the bunny makeup for Phu. Too cute. 🐱🐰💕
Now on to our main pair. I love them. Solo is quiet and unable to convey his feelings through words. But with his actions, he lets Gui know how special he is. He walks Gui home, drives him on an errand and shows his feelings through his song.
For Gui, he takes care of everyone. But you can tell that Solo gets special treatment. The way that he feels for Solo is a bit more tender. He doesn’t know what they are to each other yet, but his feelings are changing.
The character of Solo is quiet. He’s like a big shy puppy in the books, so I think the portrayal of Solo is accurate, but I can see how some might call it too slow, or too stoic. It’s hard to get the right mixture of shy sincerity from someone who is learning how to smile again. But it works here.
Next week we meet Linda. Look out roller coaster, cause here she comes. And so I’m looking forward to a little angst amid the sweet fluffy cotton candy that we had for two weeks in a row. But don’t worry, I’m sure we will get more sweet moments too.
Rating : 4.5/5