I enjoy roommate, and although there is obviously scripting being done, I think the actors are expressing their real personalities for the most part.
(Oh, lemme just insert a complaint here. I found out the other day that Se Ho is a year younger than me. I know you’re the funny man, and you might have some insecurities about being around actors and singers known for their looks, but please stop wearing things that make you look 8000 years old. Like that ridiculous pajama set.)
A big part of Roommate is the whole “will anyone become a real couple and get the overseas trip” question. I’m thinking no, unless it’s pre-planned. And the only ship I’m really invested in probably can’t happen in real life, because it involves Chanyeol.
I was sort-of behind a Min Woo-GaYeon pairing, but because they have such a great sibling-like relationship I’m a little uncertain about that now. I would like to see them become good friends, though. Chanyeol and GaYeon, on the other hand, seem to be unable to look at each other, and that adds a layer of cute to two already adorable people. Even when Chanyeol is talking to GaYeon, he talks past her or to other people about her. Plus Ga Yeon is pretty blunt, even if she is very polite, and Chanyeol is very loving and careful about what he says, so I think they contrast well with each other. I like relationships were one person fills in the things the other person is missing. (I’ve decided to treat this show like a drama, and worry more about what would entertain me than about what’s real and what’s not.)
SeHo/Na Na, on the other hand, is really confusing me. I’m not sure, but I think the show is trying to push the idea that there’s something there. I get actually uncomfortable with their interactions sometimes, because it seems to me like the whole pretty-girl-who-doesn’t-realize-her-guy-best-friend-isn’t-joking-about-liking-her-scenario (whew, let me take a breath) and that way usually lies heartbreak. I’m not even sure if it’s real, but I’ve been in similar situations before, on both sides to tell you the truth, so I’m not very comfortable with it.
Bom/Dongwook might be easier for me to be on board with if they actually talked to each other once in a while.
Kang Joon-whoever Also would be great if he was more present. I think maybe he likes Na Na, but I also think he might be indifferent about the whole thing. Soo Hyun, even though she’s obviously a fan of the pretty, doesn’t seem like someone who would actually date a 20 year old at 32.
Min Woo/Soo Hyun was a pairing I liked in the beginning, but I don’t really know about it now. I like Soo Hyun a lot better than I did at the beginning, but she seems like someone that is very big-sister to those younger to her. It might be better for her to date someone older than her. I don’t know who, though. Mama Shin? I don’t think that would happen, but it might be sorta cute, maybe?
Mama Shin/ So Ra- There was the whole stare at each other thing in the last episode, and they looked uncomfortable, but I don’t think it was romantic. I got the feeling these two avoided each other simply because they’re both used to being in charge, and both have strong personalities.
Are you shipping anyone? Or are you still waiting for a pairing to jump out at you? Or do you maybe find the whole concept a little silly?