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I finally found a reason to root for Go Hye Mi! I just finished watching the 4th episode of Dream High this morning and it ended with her announcing her intention of challenging her friend-turned-enemy, Yoon Baek Hee. Indeed, I didn’t quite like Hye Mi as I watched the first three episodes. The simplest way that I can describe her is that she’s a brat. But then, the 4th episode made me see her in a new light.
She’s strong and independent. She’s not the type to cry and wallow in self-pity. She’s the type who fights back, just like how she responded to all the bullying that she got by making an attempt to prove that she deserves to be at Kirin through challenging Baek Hee. If she ever did cry, it was always when she’s alone or almost (Somehow, Hyun Si Hyuk usually happens to be there XD). Furthermore, she even proposed that challenge after she lost the lucky charm she accidentally picked up after her fight with Baek Hee. This just goes to show that she won’t back down and that she’s going to do things her way. She doesn’t need things like lucky charms to be successful. It also showed how confident she really was. Indeed, as in the words of Hyun Si Hyuk, Go Hye Mi is “a star”.
But before that ending scene, there were a couple of scenes that actually showed a vulnerable Hye Mi. I think it was thanks to the bullying and things not going her way. No, I’m not a sadist. It’s just that these incidents made her more human and therefore more relatable. There’s that scene where she cried when she thought that she won’t be able to attend Kirin anymore because they failed to gather all three special admission students [again, she did this in front of Si Hyuk] and another where she hugged her little sister until they fell asleep after the embarrassing incident during the school entrance ceremony.
I was all for Yoon Baek Hee during the first three episodes but now, I’m cheering for them both. While Baek Hee certainly changed (for the worse, since she’s resorted to hurting others to get what she wants) after episode 3, I can’t help but root for her still. Maybe it’s because I’ve witnessed how she was before she turned to the dark side. I’m rooting for that part of her that’s still good. I think it will be interesting to see what choices she’ll be making and action she’ll be taking in the future as she struggles with her good and bad sides. Like all people. Plus, the preview showed that things will get more interesting as the special admission students prepare for the challenge, so I’ll be looking forward to that!