영광 (Young Gwang) – Honored

When Gu Ae Jung thanks Dokko Jin for answering the phone while she was on the SeBakwi Quiz program, Dokko Jin replies that it’s not something to be thankful but that she should feel honored.  This word plays a vital part in Greatest Love as it is a reminder that they are on two very different levels.

For a top star like Dokko Jin, it is unlikely that he’s gonna associate with the lowly Gu Ae Jung.  He reminds her of this fact as he is confessing that he likes her.  What girl would get a warm and fuzzy feeling from that?  She lets Dokko Jin know that she does feel honored and thankful but she doesn’t feel the same way, shocking the top star.  How dare she?  Does she know who Dokko Jin is?  Here is when Gu Ae Jung has something on Dokko Jin (See: 닭 (Dak) – Chicken) and it causes him to pursue her.

While pursuing her, Dokko Jin learns of an incident with Manager Jang (KBSN’s ex-manager) at the awards ceremony.  To protect Ae Jung’s honor, he punches the manager out causing him to go to the hospital.  When Ae Jung learns of this, she tells him to stop tending to her wound and to treat his instead.  He goes to the hospital to visit the manager and threatens him to leave Gu Ae Jung alone. Then puffs a wimpy breath air in an attempt to “heal” the Manager like Gu Ae Jung had instructed him and tells the Manager that he should feel honored.

“Honored” takes a different tone after he admits that he loves Gu Ae Jung.  Humbled by his love, it acts as a smile and wink at his arrogant self.  When asking for Gu Ae Jung to marry him by signing the marriage document and confessing his love again through the video that should be shown just in case he died, he is trying to protect her instead of trying to inflate himself.  So jokingly he tells Gu Ae Jung that she should be honored that he had jumped through hoops for her.

In the finale, the cast breaks the 4th wall and acknowledges the audience with a classic Dokkoism saying that the audience should feel honored for having met this drama.

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2 responses to “영광 (Young Gwang) – Honored

  1. ha ha ha ha ha, the last part really made me laugh out loud . . . and i call it, “the ways of Dokkoism”

  2. Pingback: 고소/신고 할꺼야! – I’m gonna sue!/I’m gonna report you! | Best Love Dictionary

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