Watched an episode of Win Win featuring legendary ballad singer Kim Bum Soo yesterday. And was instantly reminded of his heart-wrenching ballad “Song of Sorrow” in Damo. Immediately tears started forming in my eyes, with scenes of Chae Ok and her 2 men Naeuri and Jang Sung Baek playing in my head. Ahhh.. the heartbreak and desolation. The tears that I’d shed T__T thruout.
I remember vividly that I was Team Rebel up until the beach scene towards the very end of the drama. When her Naeuri sacrificed himself for her. Gahhhh… my heart instantly switched sides. Poor Chae Ok, poor Naeuri. They had all the opportunity to face their feelings they had for each other in the beginning, but fate had to intervene, she met Rebel Leader.
Their “love” was doomed to fail, right from the beginning. Set apart by blood-relation there was no way they could have ended up together. But my heart pumped so fast and hardfor them, when they stared at each other, cared for each other and ached for each other. They were wrong, in every sense of the word. People said they were attracted to each other for they had an inborne blood connection, but I thought otherwise. Their attraction was of man and woman, attraction of the opposite. Their connection deeper and more sensual than the norm. They loved each other.
Their relationship and attraction was taboo, disturbing to many and even disgusting to some. But I’d never once felt bothered by their sibling relationship, and rooted for them from beginning to the end (beach scene). In the end, it’s about a man and a woman’s love for each other in spite of all circumstances, right or wrong, ethical or not. It’s unacceptable, but I believe, most of us understood.
As I rewatched their scenes together, my heartstrings again, tugged like no other. Altho I did switch teams in the end, my heart still aches whenever I think about how they yearned and pained for each other. About how they could have been better off in a world of their own, and only theirs alone.
I could never in a million years write about the awesomeness of Damo. And a dear friend ockoala did an amazing review that I think noone could ever touch. The brilliance of the drama articulated with eloquence that I could never reach.
Through Kim Bum Soo’s earth-shattering voice, I give you Damo. The heartbreak and torment of love which had brought tears to everyone’s eyes, and which I believe would most definitely do so to those who’d never attempted the drama.
A drama that nobody should ever miss.