Oh Ship! My Ship! Vol.2 : Seo Ha Joon + Kang Yeon Doo | Sassy Go Go / Cheer Up!
– this post was written originally by kipzizz for dramajjang.co –
This was Kwon’s boat as he said in his Cheer Up! recaps, but it was definitely my ship! I mean, I did like Yeol and Yeon Doo too and I appreciated them but Ha Joon and Yeon Doo slowly crept into my heart and every week I was looking forward to their scenes more than anything else in the drama. (…I watch for the plot obviously lol no no, it was a good drama, it really was.)
So what do we have here?
Han Joo, who has been abused by his father, has inflicted pain on himself and as a result can’t really communicate or express his emotions properly to others, except when the bottled feelings he has, burst out in the open when he lashes out.
And Yoon Dae, carefree, honest and open-hearted; she’s vastly different than he is but in a way she holds the courage and strength that he wished he had.
They form a bond, a natural companionship that doesn’t consist of asking many questions but instead there’s a silent understanding between them. Yeon Doo’s easy going and sincere attitude soothes the cracks in Ha Joon’s heart and with simple gestures she gets him to open up.
Ha Joon slowly, becomes aware of the person he wants to be- someone that can stand up for his beliefs. Someone that Yeon Doo can rely to and count on; for a guy that didn’t give a rat’s ass about anyone except Yeol, that speaks volumes.
Their relationship was never supposed to be romantic, they were never supposed to “end up” together- that was obvious a bit after the beginning, when Yeon Doo and Yeol started liking each other. Am I bummed about it? Well sort of, I mean this is a “Oh Ship!” piece afterall.
But them not being endgame didn’t bother me as much because Yeon Doo gave Ha Joon something as powerful as love is; hope.
Ha Joon’s lovely gummy bear confession was basically him thanking her for making him feel included and not an outsider anymore. He now knows that he’s someone worthy of love and devotion and he will strive to become better. He’s grateful to her for allowing him to feel whole. And that conclusion, given how particular the circumstances were set from the beginning, is far better than I expected.
Many people didn’t want Ha Joon to get his heart broken in the end- but this was just it; his heart was already broken from the beginning, it could only get mended from that point on and Yeon Doo played a major role in that.
What can I say? I am surprised at myself for not flipping shiz as I usually do when the couples I like are not ending up together (I’m so mature, I know) but their friendship and the closure they got was so beautiful that I can’t complain. You can’t always get what you want, but sometimes you get what you need!