I was trying to explain the storyline for Come and Hug Me to someone who only watches romantic comedies and they looked horrified in a hilarious way. It might be my delivery, but I think it is more the premise of a serial killer father having anything to do with the romantic storyline for anyone. I am also left questioning who the phrase “I will protect you, definitely,” on the poster applies to. Is it the father wanting to protect the son from the pain of loving a woman he definitely should not love, or is it the son trying to protect the woman he loves from his serial killer father?
Honestly, I can’t even believe I am writing “serial killer father” when I describe this. The writer who plays the serial killer didn’t even want to do the show at first because the character is so bad. But I guess it would be a flip if the father is actually a really good citizen and wonderful daddy to his kids, but has this other life of being the worst serial killer that Korea has ever seen.
I mean, is he really a super evil serial killer, though? Argh, I just can’t get past it!
Come and Hug Me premiers May 16th at 22:00 on MBC. We’re adding it to our Wednesday/Thursday recapping spot tentatively because I’m not sure if I can handle the serial killer creep factorness. I’m going to try though!