Well, this is a tad late, seeing as how episode 4 comes out tomorrow. But late is not too late, is it?
“This pain isn’t it an illness, is it? It’s love, isn’t it?”
An episode in which Sakura’s heart gets crushed a bit, we find out Hiroto’s taste in girlfriends is highly questionable, and Choco-chan is revealed to be a creepy stalker of Mr. Creepy Mustache. Frustrating episode, by all accounts.
Girls attend a cooking class and I weep, because my dough looks like Shima’s most of the time. No, even worse. Us sexy girls are just not good at baking, huh?
Meanwhile boys discuss endorphins, sex and chocolate and it’s all related somehow because then they start doing a weird Japanese exercise. Yeah, I don’t know. Just go with it.
Brushing up on my hiragana along the way…
Sakura is in a perpetual love-struck bliss and I am thoroughly blown away by her “unfeminine” cooking skills, because wow, I can’t make that.
“She will fall for me soon, what am I to do next? I’m not marrying her. And no children either. Not even one.”
“And what are about you? You and Mr. Dashing Smile are nowhere near having smashing sex. You are lagging behind!”
Good questions, they are.
Is she dying of some horrible shoulder disease or just unnerved by Hiroto’s pertinent questions?
Beautiful shot of Choco-chan at the altar of Mr. Dashing Smile.
Sakura gazes upon herself in the mirror, clutching at the non-existent fat of her bony sides and decides she must go on a diet.
Which ends with her on couch drinking beer. Yes, that’s my kind of diet.
“Can we go to a place I choose for us?” “Yes” “Your house!”
Shima’s choice in men is getting progressively worse. Can we go back to picking up hot young men in bars?
Miki’s scumbag of a husband asks Shima to help with his ED (erectile dysfunction) problem. Oh yeah, what a marvelous idea. Nothing will go wrong.
Forgive me for being crude, but trying to imagine sex between Hiroto and his girlfriend, makes it seem like a dreadfully boring affair. They are even wearing the same underwear from bed scene to scene. Also, I’m supremely disappointed in Hiroto staying with the same girl and HER at that. What kind of playboy is he?
Sakura indulging in a fantasy of what’s to come of her house dinner date with Hiroto and I highly approve of her adventurous spirit. I almost wish it wasn’t wasted on a guy like Hiroto…
Rintaro and Sakura fight over wine, cook and sleep together. Even I can’t deny that this has OTP written all over..
Ugh, Hiroto’s sex toy ruins the art of smoking with her horrible attitude.
And then this happens, and Sakura sees it, and it’s horrible because she instantly curls up in a corner and cries.
Why is Hiroto with her? At first, I was convinced there are just having sex, playing around etc. But if she is goes to see him during broad daylight there is more to it.
Good thing Mr. Dashing Smile is always an arm’s length away and Sakura gets a welcome distraction with his misfortune of not having a model for a competition he is attending.
Not distracted enough though, because Sakura ends up begging the only available model in ALL OF TOKYO for him, who is, of course, Hiroto’s bitchy girlfriend.
This was so incredibly uncomfortable to watch and I don’t really understand why Sakura would do it. I just can’t support her on this one no matter what. Yes, it was related to her work, or rather her friend’s work, but it was not a life and death situation and for christ’s sake, no one’s career was at stake. She was just helping out Rintaro with a competition, a vanity sort of thing, and there was absolutely no need to prove her loyalty as a friend or whatnot in such a debasing way. There is a reasonable amount of pride one can have and Sakura is clearly lacking it.
Shima won’t sleep with Miki’s husband but she agrees to play doctor. I swear, he better cure his ED ASAP and reconcile with his wife in a bout of the most passionate kind of love-making – otherwise I’m not having any of this. Wait, I’m not having any of it anyway, but really, he is getting doing himself in here.
Japanese man cooking. Said man is Miura Haruma. Locks of hair straying from his ponytail.
/brain shut down initiating…
1, 2, 3…
Mr. Dashing Smile is proving himself worthy yet: “yes, I have someone I like. But she is out of my reach now”. @Mookiehuyn, score one for you!
Sakura doesn’t cut off Hiroto’s balls for lying to her about his bitchy girlfriend but at least she confronts him about it (which is more functional and sane than 90% of drama characters who do NOTHING about that sort of thing).
He acknowledges the presence of said girlfriend and promises to sort it out.
And judging by the preview for episode 4, his plan to sort it out is by continuing to sleep with her? Ugh, sex can’t be that good to tolerate her insufferable personality. I really would have liked to see Hiroto question his relationship with his girlfriend on his own, with or without Sakura’s influence, so I could see more of his personality But it seems like we are still a long way off from anything resembling sincerity when it comes to him and I might be a lot better off ditching my expectations completely as to not feel disappointed with him later on. Let’s just forward to the time when he is completely head over heels for Sakura, can we?
Sakura accepts his explanation with an open-heart, and it’s almost a grown-up, reasonable way of dealing with situations like that, if, AGAIN, it wasn’t wasted on a guy like Hiroto. But then how would she know.
*involuntarily closes eyes in embarrassment*
That seriously, might have been the most awkward attempt at kissing to ever appear on television.
So, what does next episode have to offer us?
More awkward dates
Mr. Dashing Smile and Sakura devouring some sinfully delicious, forbidden bread
Hiroto’s “hardworking boxer briefs” making another graceful appearance. I am tentatively excited.