As you may or may not know, but I am a huge fan of We Got Married. For easiness of typing, I’ll refer to the show as WGM.
I love that show, ever since season 1. But the latest couples have not been my favorite so I dropped watching it a couple of years back. When it was announced that SHINee member was going to be on the show, I knew I had to watch this. And the candidate was no other than the baby Taemin. Surprises!
The thing with my impression on SHINee is that, they never really get old. Like, seriously, I’ve been following them closely about 3/4 years now and note that they debuted in the relatively same time period with 2PM. Even though the latter group keep leaving an impression of grown up, mature group over time. SHINee never really broke off that fresh, young image of theirs.
Anyway, it caught me by surprise that Taemin was going to be on WGM. So, I frantically searched online to find out who the girl is and it was Naeun from APink. I was anticipating for that couple because it means my love for WGM could be revived!
And here’s my first look and take on the ‘First Love Couple’ as the media dubbed. And I am writing from a point of view such that I know it is scripted but I will still believe that it’s real like a blind fan, if that kind of make sense.
First of all, Taemin is such a smooth talker. I am not buying all that ‘I have no experience about dating’ nonsense from him. He is such a smooth talker, like seriously smooth. The way he starts the conversation with the girl, how he compliments, how he tries to look at the girl in the eyes while the girl tried to shy away; that’s a total player. I’m not saying he’s a player in real life because obviously I don’t know him but he kind of portrays this player vibe. (Note: by player I mean ‘experienced’ not the dude who plays with girls often) Taemin looking manly without his hyungs, I like it!! Player Taemin for the win! You break off that shy, little boy image baby Taem. Be a player!
It was so cute when the cameras visited their dorm too. Key, my baby, is so adorable trying to give advice to the youngest one about how to treat women. You go, Key! One thing I didn’t quite like about was Taemin trying to draw his wife. His expectations were really unrealistic. He wanted a perfect looking doll, not a human. But I’ll let it go since he’s only 20 years old. He gets a pass.
Fast forward to the point after they met. Was I the only one who got a serious shock when I saw Taemin driving a car? Lol. Seriously, I was shell-shocked when I saw him driving a car. I kept thinking, ‘Wait? is he allowed to drive a car?’ and reality hit me. He’s already 20. He just has this impression on me that he never grew up? He just stays as this 15 years old in my memory. Like how the rest of SHINee members remained as teenagers in my memory even though all of them are well into their 20s now. More surprises here! I know right? They never really grew up in your eyes, right? Peter-pan effect, I tell you.
What else…oh, Taemin’s love for extreme sports made me chuckle a little. He went to Switzerland for a vacation just to try out extreme sports and he’s going to Jeju for extreme sports again? Lol. That kid is so funny. And can he get any cuter when he heard Naeun called him ‘Oppa’? I can see light beams flashing across his face from happiness! I’m sure he’s enjoying it because I doubt he gets called that often in the media except from fans. I don’t care if he’s acting out because he’s scripted because I find him pretty entertaining on this show.
Now that my praising of how Taemin is so cute and player-like in the show. Let us move on to my critic side.
1) I don’t like how Taemin kept looking towards the camera for help at random moment. You can still catch him looking at the camera crew with his ‘please-help-me’ eyes at moments. It’s pretty easy to see that and it’s so painfully obvious. Video editors should have cut out those scene because it was seriously disturbing.
2) The couple is too perfect and identical. Don’t believe me? Both of them are the youngest in respective group. Both of them went to same Junior High. Both of them are Catholic. Both of them wear rings on their fingers. Both of them lose things easily. Both of them like meat. Both of them enjoys eating. Both of them are the skinniest member of the group. Both of them have this blur, innocent face at times. Way too perfect. It could be scripting but the couple is way too perfect. We need imperfection please because reality is not perfect.
3) Awkward moments. Even though their segment was like 20 minutes, the first half of the segment was pretty awkward and strange to watch. So yeah…it’s virtual marriage but…should have been better. Or better edited.
Anyway, that’s my first impression about Taemin’s marriage on screen. I will definitely follow that couple because it’ll only take like 20 minutes per week and it’s pretty entertaining to watch the baby grow into a man on screen. I want more cute, fluffy moments to satisfy my inner shoujo monster. I want them to become so cute on screen that I want to curl my fingers and scream ‘kyaaaaaaaa’ for every single episode.
What about you? Did you like Taemin on WGM? Have you watched it? Will you be following them? Do you like Naeun?
Leave me your comments! I want to know more!