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Author: Sarah Ye
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It’s my pleasure that I get to write some of my thoughts about Love Rain’s first episode. I have to admit I was really really looking forward to Love Rain. There are so many reasons. Sukkie, for sure is the No. 1 reason, to see him in melodrama and to play two different roles is so much to expect. That’s already strong enough. But I still want to say, as an ahjumma eel, I love the story of 70s, I love PD Yoon’s pure love poetic melodic drama. Autuman Tale is my favorite from his 4 season series. I never like to watch sad story drama but I watched that one for several times and I cried out couple of boxes tissues. I know some people said those sad dramas can be therapeutic. Maybe that was my when I need it. Now with Sukkie, not only he is in it, he will be the sensitive art student In Ha in the 70s part but also he will be Seo Joon, the sexy, charming but also bad guy image which I want scream for, yes, some part of me is very young and crazy.
Thanks to Chinese eels who worked hard and amazingly fast to sub the episode. I could get to watch it just a few hours later after it was aired on local TV. I have sneaked a bit before because I just couldn’t wait, but I want to watch the whole episode in a quiet environment. So there it came, last night after I have done all I felt I need to do, it was 2am already, but it was quiet, hubby and son were all in zzzlands, I can have some ME time and I want to watch Love Rain. I got tissue box aside and a cup of water, couldn’t drink anything else at that hour. Here I did, till I finished it was almost 3:30am. Tired but all my minds was In Ha’s face and all my breaths are the sighs for In Ha and Yoon Hee’s wrong fated love.
As I expected, the 70s are just like watch an old movie, is slow but is like a diary, In Ha and Yoon Hee’s happiness, sadness, even In Ha’s 3 seconds fell in love, that excitement, they are all too shy to express them out but keep the feeling inside. Meanwhile, they are loving and treasuring the feeling. Even without many words, but my heart was beating like crazy when I see In Ha’s eyes expressed every little bit of his struggled, shelled love to Yoon Hee. I was so happy and cheered with him when he jumped in rain that he thought he got a date with Yoon Hee after the walk in the rain under that malfunction umbrella. When Dong Wook took advantage of In Ha and tricked Yoon Hee for getting her to a movie date at that tea house scene, In Ha’s surprise, invulnerable, struggle, sad…… everything was there just through those eyes. When I see him sad, it was like someone just push a button to me, my eyes watered immediately. I didn’t even had time to think of that I want to punch Dong Wook’s face for his cheating. Because all my mind was filled with In Ha.Sukkie no doubt again, great acting for portraying an 70s love story. In Ha another new image of his acting album.
I found lots of connections with myself in Love Rain.
“Love Story” movie, I watched first when I was in college, when I watched and that famous quote from the movie: (Oliver) “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.” I didn’t really understand that either, I was thinking why is that, why you don’t need to say sorry if you love someone? But then I never go deeper to think of it. In Love Rain, In Ha answered my question:”If you’re in love, you’re giving your whole heart to each other, I don’t think you need to say the word “sorry” to each other.” That’s it! wow.
And the music, music played a key role in PD Yoon’s poetic scenes and story of the drama. Really enjoy it and I’m looking forward that In Ha will show us his music talent in the next episode which means will hear Sukkie’s singing. 🙂
In my opinion, Sukkie’s acting in Love Rain ep-1 is just perfect for the role. Hands down, head down to PD Yoon, he found out him and asked him to play in this drama. In Ha is no one else’s but Sukkie’s.
I have seen some comments about Yoona’s acting, in my opinion she did fairly. Yes, there were not much facial expression changes on her face, but that’s mostly because of the role. Yoon Hee is a girl restrained a lot of her feeling. And honestly, I may gave a bit of defense to her. I know Sukkie so well as a real person. So when he played In Ha, I know he has totally get rid of his real character but played well for In Ha. I don’t know much about Yoona, so I kind of have no comparison how much she has done to her role from her point. Her acting in ep -1 touched me was when she walked in the rain at the night after she and In Ha talked in front of library. In Ha was totally hid his feeling and just pretending he was happy to see Yoon Hee and Dong Wook, his best friends together. Her facial expression really got me there, her face told me, she was really disappointed for what she heard from In Ha. My heart sank and a big sigh came out for them. Ottoke? Two people who love each other will get more and more faraway and separated… In Ha’s sacrifice and Yoon He’s misunderstood… undwae!
I can’t wait to watch the second episode and after that it would be a long waiting for me to the next one. Love Rain, is my secret diary now, I will take a look when I have time, I will smile for it, I will sigh for it. This spring season, Love Rain is my love story.