…you’ve just got to bid farewell.
8 episodes of MoonSun and I just can’t take it anymore. It’s SO BORING sighs. I know I’m against a hoard of MoonSun/Kim Soo Hyun/Jung Il Woo fans out there, I’m so weird. It’s Kim Soo Hyun + Jung Il Woo we’re talking about, what is freaking wrong with me?! But in all true honestly, I also have no idea why I’m so out of sync this time o_0 I usually love my share of sageuks, am an ardent fan of romance (cute or angsty), and this coming from the SKKS writer, what went wrong?!
This drama is no doubt a very beautiful drama. The actors, the visuals, the scenery, everything is pretty much a breathtaking and eye-captivating feast. But that’s about it for me, the story did NOTHING absolutely nothing for me (except for Yeo Jin Gu of course). I found myself zoning in and out of the story, dozing off at times in the 8 hours I spent watching it.
Regardless of the overwhelming response and hooha abt the drama I’d heard prior to watching, I think the main reason I couldn’t get invested rests wholly on my inability to connect to the story or the characters in any way. The kids were great of course, but I didn’t think their love story was that intriguing to get me going WOW like it did to others. I thought Yeon Woo was dull and boring, Yang Myung was just oddly uninteresting (to me), Yeom too placid and flat for my liking. The fated-to-be-lovers thingy with the sun and moon bored me out a few episodes into the drama, I just wasn’t able to feel their so called undying romance.
It wasn’t really that bad initially, NOT UNTIL I reached the adults portion of the drama. I was expecting to be blown away by the cast, well, at least by Kim Soo Hyun or Jung Il Woo. But sadly, they had little to offer. Kim Soo Hyun did well in the beginning, especially when he’s all serious and solemn (he exuded a certain charm I can’t pin point), but he became increasingly annoying when he wasn’t. I couldn’t help but feel that he’s trying a bit too hard, and sorta went a bit far trying to channel the youthful and playful characteristics of Yeo Jin Gu’s Hwon. The parts of him laughing out loud out of nowhere, and suddenly becoming all nicey and sweet made me cringe so hard I’m not kidding. I just couldn’t feel that kingly aura or vibe from him.
And that’s the best part, because the rest aren’t doing any better. Han Ga In’s wide eye acting is so bothersome that I cannot get into her character at all. I don’t know, maybe she’s just too pretty.. every expression she displays (anger, frustration, confusion..etc), it’s all the same facial emotion, so rigid and unaffecting. But I guess I can’t blame her much cos her character Wol is just so downright listless and uninteresting she can’t do much. Jung Il Woo is wasted here because he’s channeling the exact same characters he’d played in his previous projects. No doubt he’s really good at it, but I feel they banked too much on him and sorta went along with what he does best. Even it means having to undermine the core and essence of his character. And Kim Min Seo plus the rest of flower boys (Yeom and Woon), please don’t even get me started. =_=
MoonSun oh MoonSun, you were supposed to make me all dreamy and swoony. You were supposed to make me indulge in romantic fantasy and make me heart race fast waiting for Hwon and Wol to meet. You were supposed to be amazing. But instead everything happened in a zippy I felt nothing, no climatic anticipation, no intensified emotions. Everything just feels flat and cold.
So drama, I’m sorry to say I have to drop you for good. But at least I gave you a worthwhile try (8 episodes) no?
Here’s an amazing Yeo Jin Gu/ Hwon Moon Sun MV to reminisce.
Boy is just so GOOD right? The sole reason I hung on this far into the drama.
Come here, let noona give you a puppy hug. (Aiks, even if it sounds SO WRONG XD)