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Here is my Black Dog Korean drama review and reaction to episode 2. Black Dog just finished last week with a cable rating of 4.4% (doing well!). Here is our Korean drama review on Black Dog for episode 2. If you haven’t read the previous reviews and reactions for episode 1, click here.

Quick Summary: Black Dog is about a hardworking young teacher who holds a dark past and wants to do right by aspiring to become a teacher.

Network: tvN
Year: 2019
Episodes: 16
Runtime: Monday & Tuesday
Cast: Seo Hyun-jin, Ra Mi-ran, Ha Joon
Where to watch: Check out Reddit’s /r/kdrama subreddit OR Viki

If you haven’t watched the episode yet, stop here and scroll down later!
***Spoilers Below***

Before I start rambling about my thoughts on this episode, I want to acknowledge how real this show has been. This is a DRAMA. Sometimes it may feel a little slow but that’s because it digs into the weeds and portrays realistic situations.

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These dramas give hope, motivation for us to work harder and not give up so quickly. I like how the show does a good job acting out the obstacles that newbies can face in any job situation. Whether it’s taking on more work than can be handled by ourselves, trying to not overstep boundaries, or gaining the respect of others. We often are eager to jump in and get into the weeds but oftentimes it’s good to take a step back and remember our career is a marathon and not a sprint.

Go Ha-Neul looks crazy stressed the entire episode with no rest AT ALL. I don’t think I have seen an episode like this where the main character is just fainting, running around, and going crazy the entire time. Again, I think this is portraying the stress of new jobs and the amount of pressure there is when no one wants to help you out.

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Group Project! The scenes this episode with Kim Yi Boon and Go Ha-Neul take it to a whole new level. When you have to not only finish the entire project but afterward your teammates who didn’t do anything still have the nerve to complain and talk behind your back. I don’t understand how Kim Yi Boon is just getting away with passes here. She is taking all the credit for work she didn’t do and all these teachers not helping Go Ha-Neul is driving me crazy. But it’s all okay because our heroine is getting stronger…

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And…that leads me to say I love moments in Korean dramas when all of a sudden something good happens, the OST starts playing, everything is in awe, and I have a big smile on my face. Love it when Kim Yi Boon got what was coming for her. And also, it’s about time for someone to stick up for Go Ha-Neul! 1-0 Kim Yi Boon.

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I wonder if there’s going to be a love line. Looks like there will be some? between Go Ha-Neul and Do Yeon-woo. Though there hasn’t been any real chemistry yet, let’s see where the next episode takes us.