Hospital Playlist Season 2 (2021) Episode 1…

For the first time (if memory serves) we get a look inside the shared domicile of Jun-wan and Jeong-won. The significance of that of course lies in the fact that they also share a space at Yulje Medical Centre which wasn’t featured in the first episode. Their respective bedrooms appear to be an exercise in minimalism. Furniture is sparing suggesting that they spend very little time there compared to work. It’s a place to sleep, clean-up and get away from work for a few short hours. Work seems to be the real home. The irony of course is that now the two men are in dating relationships. Secret dating relationships to be precise. Except that the gang knows that Jun-wan is in a relationship but doesn’t know who the lucky girl is. Ik-jun might though. As I’ve often said in the past the trajectory of both men run parallel lines — parallel but not identical. In some fashion both needed women in their lives for one reason or another. For Jun-wan being in a relationship tampers his temperament and for Jeong-won, having a girlfriend in the hospital gives him some kind of reason to go to work with all its thorns. He was in effect lonely and now hopefully has found the companionship with a woman — a possibility he’d been missing for all of his adult life not for lack of admirers either.

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