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——————————————— Thoughts by Pam ——————————————-
Sadness, frustration, anger, and love… episode 18 brought all of these feelings to me..
My heart was broken many times watching this episode. From start to finish, I was torn. As usual, Love Rain made me tear non-stop until it hurts. I thought it’s going to be all smiles after Joonie and Ha Na got back together, but I was wrong. Joonie and HaNa knew their happiness was temporary and I saw that in their eyes. Since episode 17 ended, I knew HaNa and Hye Jung’s unexpected meeting will bring no good from now on (obviously..hehe). HaNa’s sadness was contagious. I was affected by it from the moment I saw that look in her eyes after seeing Hye Jung. She had to hide when Seo Joon came and didn’t want him to know that she pretended to be okay but as soon as she stepped on that bus, sadness and pain set back in once again.
And then there was Seo Joon accidentally learning about Yoon Hee’s blindness. I saw pity, pain, and sadness in him when Yoon Hee told him everything, not to mention Yoon Hee begging him not to tell his father or HaNa.
And by him knowing this, naturally everyone who learned about it eventually got sad too, especially Dong Wook and son Sun Ho. I was sad for Yoon Hee too as she counts the days until she could see no more. Plus I felt sad for Hye Jung too because I know hiding behind that selfishness is such a lonely woman. Once Seo Joon leaves her, she knows she will be alone. What about HaNa’s tear at the end… and that look in Joonie’s face seeing her like that… oh that just killed me! This is too much to handle now! Indeed, my heart became heavy heavy as I watch the entire episode. Eottoke? Seeing HaNa and Seo Joon made me feel happy I forgot there was still Hye Jung… And so the sadness was turned into…
Everytime I see Hye Jung, I can’ t help but ball my fists. She is just hateful. She only thinks of herself all the time! I get mad at the thought of what she will and can do just to break Joon and HaNa apart. Arrgh!!!! Grrr!!!! And she became more hateful when she talked to Seo Joon looking so pitiful, telling him that she loves him. Knowing Hye Jung, I knew she had an ulterior motive behind all those good words and misty eyes.
Ooh… I was so right! Marry Mi Ho?!? Witch! (Sorry for the term). I was a crazy fangirl on front of my pc yelling “over Seo Joon’s dead body!!” (Knock on wood). I rolled my eyes when I saw her in bed with an IV. Gosh! Just to get Joon to turn her back to HaNa. *sigh* But thankfully, Joon made up his mind and not even her mother can change it. Then, Hye Jung discovered Yoon Hye’s blindness. No!!! Andwae!! Don’t tell HaNa.. not you! And so the next emotion sets in…
Why of all people Hye Jung? Why does it have to be her to tell HaNa about Yoon Hye?? This is just ridiculous! I could just imagine how HaNa felt… torn, hurt, and devastated. I also saw and felt Joon’s frustration… that they have known about Yoon Hee too late and that they can do nothing about it.. Chang Mo’s frustration was there to consider too. He wanted his friends to have a happy ever after and got frustrated when In Ha gave up. I can see his point but Dong Wook is right, parents put their kids first. And of course there was In Ha who gets frustrated at himself over and over. Now it’s because he can’t stop his ex-wife. But at least he can only be a father now. And as episode 18 came to a close, I realized there’s only one feeling ep 18 left us…
Love Rain Ep 18 showed us different types of Love…
Seo Joon and Ha Na’s true and innocent love…
This is the first time both of them felt this way that Seo Joon found out the other side of him. And when these two are together, just breaks my heart. Whether it be the locked hands, or the peck on the cheek, or that look in Joonie’s eyes, heck even the teasing and bickering was sweet to me. It always put a smile on my face and makes me fall in love all over again. This love was even made stronger by their promise not to break up. I’m crossing my fingers they won’t after all the chaos and drama.
Then there were the two mother’s kinds of mother’s love…
Yoon Hee’s love for HaNa is the unconditional love a mother can give to her child. She doesn’t want Ha Na to know about her blindness because her daughter will be devastated when she learns about her illness. Even Joon realized this when Yoon Hee pleaded him not to tell Ha Na anything. And when YH said she still wants to see her daughter’s smile before his sight completely goes blank, I think this is the time that Seo Joon realized why his father loved and still loves YH… she loves HaNa too much and eventually loved Joon too. Joonie felt and saw the love he never felt from his own mom.
And speaking of Seo Joon‘s mom, the other side of the coin is Hye Jung’s selfish love for his soon, Joon. She only thinks of herself… only considers herself. She knew she never had In Ha so she holds on to her son, for somehow Seo Joon is her only link to In Ha. And like what I’ve said earlier, Hye Jung knows that if she loses Joon, she will be the loneliest person in the world… she will be alone. I pity her too. But, can’t she think of her son’s happiness as well? Will his son’s love have the same fate as his father’s?
The undying true love of In Ha and Yoon Hee…
Like what my favorite line says… In this world, we’ll have one first love, one true love, and one great love. Love Rain personified all three in Yoon Hee and In Ha. They started all of the chaos… it gets pathetic at times but I must admit, their scenes are the heartbreaking ones. They’ve sacrificed so much for their love… such bittersweet love.
I’ve seen other types of love too…
Love for friends as shown by Chang Mo, Dong Wook and In Ha, as well as Joon and Sun Ho’s..
The unrequited love of Sun Ho and Tae Sung…
The immature infatuation of Mi Ho for Seo Joon…
Oh and who could forget Jo Soon and Jeong Sul’s hidden desire for Mi Ho. I swear, these two are the only ones who made me laugh. They are so funny, it was a breath of fresh air.
So now, my mind is left wondering where PD Yoon’s gonna take us until the end. Will In Ha and Yoon Hee’s love be tragic? Will Ha Na and Seo Joon have a happy ending?
Unpredictable really… and that’s why I soooo love this drama.. two thumbs up for LR!!
But before I end this, let me just say that JKS is amazing and remarkable in this drama… again. His eyes spoke on its own, his voice breathlessly captivating and his smile launches not just a thousand but gazillion ships! Aigoo… Sukkie is just to adorable, my knees are weak again. Brilliant and gorgeous… that is Sukkie.
But the biggest praise goes to Yoona. That tear in the end tore me into pieces. Daebak! *applause* I totally saw the transformation PD Yoon did in her. She gets a standing O from me! Clap clap clap!
Eottoke? What does Love Rain have in store for us? Can’t wait for the big finale!!!
12 thoughts on “Thoughts on Love Rain ep 18”
I felt the same way, too!!! This drama takes you to a roller coaster of emotions ~ from happiness to downright sadness, to wishful thinking and beyond. At times, you get so confused and lost you don’t know what or how you feel anymore. I just hope that it would all end on a happy note, somehow, especially for Joon and Ha Na. They should not give up on their love for each other even if the whole world is against it. And with In Ha and Yoon Hee supporting them, I think there is still hope for this two to be together in the end. I hope PD Yoon will not disappoint. Oh, let it have a nice and warm ending. An ending so befitting of a really great drama! 🙂
Thanks, Pam, for sharing your thoughts with us ^^
Whatever Love Rain lacks in terms of action and complicated plot is compensated with the depth of emotions masterfully and naturally conveyed by the lead characters, and it is these emotions that touch our hearts as we watch their love story develops.
“let me just say that JKS is amazing and remarkable in this drama… again. His eyes spoke on its own, his voice breathlessly captivating and his smile launches not just a thousand but gazillion ships! … … Brilliant and gorgeous… that is Sukkie.” Absolutely agree!
And I also agree that Yoona has done a great job so far. She has her fair share of critics (which actor/celeb doesn’t? even Sukkie has his antis) who say that many other actresses would have done a better job of it. Yes, but the point and fact is, other actresses are not acting this role and Yoona is. She has done what the script has required of her, from a gentle, quiet, demure lady in the 1970s to the modern and lively Hana. Hana’s first love, painful but memorable, is a growing-up experience for Hana as she gets the first taste of sweetness and sadness. I think that Yoona has done well in her crying scenes, as these scenes actually require varying intensity of sadness and hence different crying expressions. Her acting is quite natural, nothing under-done or overdone, and through her crying, I feel the emotions of her character. Good job, Yoona!
aphrael77 I totally agree with every thing you said.. you’ve spoken with every thing i wanted to say and more. jks is always great and we his fans will always be there for him.i hated yoona before but now he made me love her and i have to say she did agreat job as well..
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well.. I always wish a happy ending for joonHana … they through a lot obstacle .. I just wish a happy ending for them. it’ll be heart wrenching story if they’re not happy ending..
Sis Pam, Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts/or rants with us. I love reading your thoughts. You had expressed all the feelings I have, but can’t put in words.
At the beginning, Love Rain captures my heart with its breathtaking beautiful scenery and the magical feeling of timeless love. This drama drew so much emotion in me. I laughed; I smiled; I cried so much for this drama…. I love this beautiful drama so much.
In every book I read, every drama I watched, true love means experiencing great happiness and also suffering great pain and heartache at the same time. I hope and pray that Love Rain will have a happy ending.
“In every book I read, every drama I watched, true love means experiencing great happiness and also suffering great pain and heartache at the same time.”
YES, that’s what Director PD Yoon has wanted to tell viewers!
As Yoon Hee said to In Ha,
“Love has two faces, happiness and sadness. Love and rain are alike, aren’t they?”
we understand what these lines mean very well 🙂
“His eyes spoke on its own, his voice breathlessly captivating and his smile launches not just a thousand but gazillion ships!” – Absolutely the most PERFECT description of Keun Suk’s brillance!
Hye Joon is a ridiculously hateful character, in other words so hateful until it is ridiculous that such a person can possibly exist and not be locked away (for insanity). It’s hard to imagine anyone with so little, almost NO LOVE at all for her one wonderful son. She merely wishes to possess Joon like an accessory first to get to InHa and then to simply own him.
Miho on the other hand, is just plain STUPID if she still wishes to marry Joon after seeing for herself how much he loves Hana and even more vividly important how Hye Jung herself has turned out after “having” InHa without his love. Does she really want to be another Hye Jung? Dummer than dumb!
Hats off to Pam for an excellent analysis of ep 18. You’re almost as expressive as the wonderful cast of LR. I’ve wallowed (almost like a pig in the mud!) in this drama in a most unbelievable way – trolling the net daily to know more about the cast, to listen to the achingly beautiful songs by Tiffany & JKS over and over as well as watching multiple repeats of each episode. Your insight only heightened my enjoyment.
I am going to have a hugh hangover which I am not looking forward to but guess that’s a pretty puny price to pay for the pleasure of watching this drama unfold. Its just crazy that to be entertained, LR also exacts a price, that of being put through the emotional wringer episode after episode. I was more than happy to laugh at all the funny moments that was specially outstanding in Ep5, but hated to be reduced to an emotional wreck being conned into believing everything is for real as everyone has been – noted all the comments above speak (almost desperately..ha..ha) of hope for a happy ending for the deserving. We really want that dont we even though this is only make belief?
Accolades to the PD for the beautiful setting, artistic filming and an outstanding cast – JKS, Yoona especially. Every director’s dream. No less my praise for actors in the roles of Sun Ho, In Ha, Yoong Hee, Cho Soo, Hye Joon, Mi Ho. They extracted the exact response from us didnt they? Now for the big headache. When will I find another drama that will give me the same satisfaction and enjoyment as Love Rain has?
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