In his bid to take over the chairmanship of Hauline Furniture, Seo Hyun (Kim Dong-wook) assumes as the company’s chief director for the Sales and Marketing Department. He is gearing up towards a character development which I do not care about, but still undetermined whether he is a villain who will pin down our heroes or a savior who will be the bridge for the regularization of our misfits.
The show’s attempt to make the romance work for Seo Woo-jin (Ha Suk-jin) and Eun Ho-won (Go Ah-sung) is somehow notable, but a tad bit late to be in the last quarter of the series. The drama deviates into a lighter tone after Ho-won’s mild diagnosis. I like the second half better than the first, especially now that our heroine is starting to show hints of affection for Woo-jin. It feels so normal that she develops romantic feelings for Woo-jin first, but I hope Woo-jin realizes that he also likes Ho-won sooner rather than later.
The anticipation is high all throughout the episode because of the ongoing performance assessment for the three contractual employees. The colleague review and self-marketing seem fair enough to me. The effort of our EunJangDo trio is remarkable, with all the different approaches on how to “sell” themselves. They have really gone a long way from being the depressed, suicidal misfits to corporate junkies who are doing their best to be a part of a major company.
Woo-jin’s resignation plan after Hyun’s self-appointment as chief director is repetitive and tiresome already. How does he even get hired as a top marketing executive with this kind of work ethic? His staying power in a company is so poor, and he does not get along well with his superiors. He may be a topnotch marketer, but his work ethic seems to be overlooked by the office sometimes.
I also like how Ho-won managed to come up with her impressive self-marketing output, but it is always expected in every drama. She is the heroine after all. I wonder who will be chosen as the promoted employees. Can all of them just get promoted?