I got bitten by a fire ant yesterday. And the only thing that would help me sleep through the itching/swelling was benadryl. So somewhere between my lulling to sleep I managed to watch 3 eps of this stuff (5-8). And it was wonderful. It was so calm and peaceful unlike the makjang premise it's working on. I'm sure it's not the benadryl talking because I'm very lucid right now. I love this version >>>> the original. It has a quaint, quiet vibe where moments play out on their own and are allowed to linger or dissipate at their pace. More often than not dialogues are unaccompanied by bkg music. And when there's music, it's the soft unobtrusive kind, yet so so effective at creating the moods. The transition between scenes isn't the smoothest, but it's part of the rawness this drama possesses. Sometimes I'm afraid to breathe lest I disturb the damn emotions in the air.
The siblings' chemistry? So tender I could bruise. I profess I checked the drama out for Tik, but it's the female lead I'm crushing on right now. I'm not familiar with this actress, but she's godawesome good. I get it the character comes with tragic baggage, but that doesn't mean her personality is inherently depressing. Song Hyegyo had played her like she was on her death bed from day one what with her glazed over eyes and dowdy clothes. Pitcha OTOH is an adorable tease. She's part coquettish, part innocent. There's an inner strength within her willowy appearance. And everytime she does that quivering in her voice because she's near tears? The best voice ever. Plus she adores him! And he her. I dunno, I rarely get that in dramas. Like, they tell you they're in love. And you just go along with
the lie. But if you seek for it in their eyes, you won't find it. These two though, when they're together, I suck it up like a martyr and soldier on. Their scenes are worth any of the heart-stabs in the future.
I'm gonna pop another benadryl now and maybe continue Jamyung Go (out of subbed eps on this one)… I have a feeling that one's more of a suicide.