Single, Clueless Men Bombarding Babies with Gigantic Stuffed Animals
Sunny invited S.E.S.(Korea’s first girls’ idol group) member, Shoo to visit the Roommate household with her twin girls, Ra Hee and Ra Yul. Is that a good idea? It was cute that the roommates set up a play area in the living room in anticipation of their guests’ arrival. But the household men (Se Ho, Joon-hyung, Jackson, and Ryohei) had no idea what they were in for. The girls, who are under two years old, cried with all the commotion and attention, and whatever the guys did only made them cry more. They crowded in, acting silly, wanting the babies to hug, kiss, acknowledge, and pay attention to them. Joon-hyung loudly offered meaningless instruction like, “Jackson, your room smells strange. I think it’s best if you take them to one of the girls’ rooms.” And, “The guys need to leave the room. We’re leaving. Let’s wait out here,” as they all backed out of the room freaked out by the crying. I felt sorry for Shoo who whisked them into Nana’s room to settle down. Nana had the knack to calm the girls, and after a while, they ventured out to the family area. Slowly, after several male roommate baby entertainment failures, the girls warmed up to the gang. Exception: Ryohei. Uncle Ryohei is, apparently, a baby repellent. The girls only had to peek at him, even if they were happily playing, and they would burst into tears. I felt SO bad for him, he was a fish out of water, and was beside himself with disappointment and awkwardness. Se Ho kept shooing him away and ordered him to go upstairs. He was probably thinking of the scared girls, but Se Ho was a bit harsh towards Ryohei. Once, while he sat on the couch, Ryohei stared ahead and mouthed to Sunny (who was holding one of the girls), “Sunny. Help me out here.I’ll just accept her naturally.” (Motions this way with a nod, and pats his lap to indicate setting her on it without her catching on.) “Wah!!” Fail.
Nana, Sunny, and Gook Ju prepared some S.E.S. songs and dances. It seemed like old times with Joon-hyung there, shouting “Go, Shoo! Go, Shoo! Go!” and encouraging her to jump right in as the original, after all. They danced to Just a Feeling, I’m Your Girl, and Dreams Come True. Shoo was all in, a real dancing machine. The group had recently performed on Infinity Challenge, Saturday for Singers – a tribute to the 90s groups and songs. Here’s a blast from the past ~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7Tx0VDF0H4
When Ra Hee went down for a nap, I nearly cried at Rhohei’s desperation and desire to be liked, too, when he lay down on the floor next to her. He didn’t want to upset them, but he was clearly upset that he upset them. His silent sweetness was his way of spending time with the twins, too. He explained earlier that it was his sharp face, and even at family gatherings the children took a while to warm up to him. He did find common ground with Shoo, who lived in Japan, and they comfortably spoke Japanese for a few minutes.
Food Shopping for the Hungry Guest
Shoo, slight as can be with twins who keep her moving 24/7, was starving. She, Jackson, and Nana set out for the market. Jackson, who crosses boundaries all the time and gets a pass for it – I’m not complaining – shielded Shoo from a brusque passerby as her self-proclaimed bodyguard. He told her to pick all the meat she wanted – he was buying. They loaded up the cart which came to 167,000 won. But Jackson’s card only produced the embarrassing insufficient funds message. He was shocked and asked to run it through again, but to no avail. Okay, that is approximately $154.00, and he truly seemed shocked. In the end, Shoo paid, and that seemed a shame. How do expenses work on this show, anyway? Jackson said he had no idea how much was in his account, but he had been paid last month and hadn’t spent much except for a few stops at convenience stores. This is hardly the first time I have wondered about how idols’ accounts work as it seems that no one ever knows how much they are paid, how they are paid, how much is in their account, and who controls it. And doesn’t the show pay for stuff like their food, and give them an account for grocery trips like this?
Jackson showering the guests with attention~
Previews of Episodes That Never Aired on Roommate and Make Fans Sad
By now, I’m thinking, “Is this all we’re going to see for the entire episode? Really?” Then I got annoyed. I must be a glutton for low ratings Korean entertainment shows. Preview teaser disappointments have pushed me to the edge, and I wonder why they didn’t show Taecyeon making breakfast with the JYP boys, Jackson on a date with his mom (no, I haven’t let go of this), or Jackson at the training gym with Ga-yeon – all filmed segments, obviously, as they’ve dangled them as previews but never have shown them. And they’re all stories I would like to see. Hey, I’d be happy with a segment of Min Woo watching paint dry instead of an entire single topic episode with way too much time showing a poor, rejected Ryohei. Next week’s preview is another Shoo and family episode, with Jackson and husband having a basketball competition. Not that interested.