While watching this third episode of 3D Kanojo, I realised just how much I hate constructed conflict. What do I mean by that?
Well, constructed conflict, to me, is when the story suddenly plugs in a certain thing out of nowhere to generate issues for the characters and therefore get a plot going. It’s the most prominent in TV dramas, especially Korean ones, with their use of accidents, cancer/other disease that kills, and sudden revelation of blood relations. These have little to no warning and only serve to create conflict between the characters, and I can already see it happening in 3D Kanojo.
Now, I’m sure I’m not being a good critic here, but it feels weird that the male MC would accept the female MC, recognise his feelings for her, begins to love her, then suddenly remembers a phase in his life which caused him to not like being touched. It just feels dumb to me that he would suddenly have issues with his own relationship at that specific point, especially since they have almost steadied their relationship.
This thought just put me off and overall, after the fun first episode the series seems to have killed its entertainment value. I’m just not entertained by it. Therefore, I’m dropping it.
Final rating: 7/10
Verdict: “I was completely fine up till now, though…”