I know LITSFBD, and DH2 is certainly right down there amongst all the dramas I’m watching right now. The writing is all over the place messy, there isn’t a concrete theme, singing scenes are overdone and overplayed, almost all of the characters linger on butthead annoying (yes even Kang Sora’s character AND her performance). And the acting? Cringe-worthy +++. There isn’t anything particularly good or palatable about this drama. So why am I wasting my time on this when I should be watching Queen Insoo or Mushin instead? 😮
Or rather, Jung Jin Woon?
Tell me tell me?! How can one NOT fall for him looking like that? That innocent what-did-I-do look, gahhhh… my heart just skipped a few beats there <33 That’s why I can never run away from Korean dramas and Korean actors, I always fall someone in every drama I watch. And hence we witness the birth of my never-ending list of crushes and ILUs.
Honestly, nothing incredibly interesting or new about his character Yoo Jin. Seen before, done before and just doing the plain ol’ formulaic Korean drama main lead. Has talent chops, tad bit too confident and harsh (just cos he’s good and others aren’t and are getting all the attention), a bit rash at times but not totally irrational, a lil bit childish but has an energetic vibe that spreads round like water ripples. Overall, not a WOW character, but is somehow pretty likeable and nice. And acting wise, he’s pretty much the most tolerable one out of the whole cast. Which is why I can’t help but compare and be bugged by the disappointment with Kang Sora’s performance – which borders between annoying and very annoying. What happened to the spunk that she’d showed in Sunny?
2AM is a bias of mine, and my favourite Korean song of all time has to be their all time HIT song Can’t Let You Go Even If I Die (it’s my phone ringing tone). But aside from the names of the individual members and that Jo Kwon’s a HOOT, I know nothing much about them. Was a bit skeptical when Jin Woon was cast in the first place, since you know idols have nothing much to offer acting-wise.
But Jin Woon ah Jin Woon, you totally surprised me with your performance in DH2. There’s a certain charm in the way he plays Yoo Jin. He can do endearing without going all sugary or greasy. And he can also do intense pretty much right on spot when required. He reminds me of a younger version of Jung Gyeo Woon (whom I also adore and am loving so much in History of the Salaryman), with a similar facial features and a somewhat similar acting style. Still not good, but definitely decent for an idol turned actor.
And like in my earlier post, it’s even better when he CAN SING into my heart and fill every single nook and corner of it.
Check out some of his solos:
This is my favourite number, You Walking Toward Me, a song which he performed on the streets in the first ep of DH2 and I didn’t know it’s his song!
Now or Never
A guy who can play music and sing at the same time earns a bulkload of brownie points from me. Plus if you look might manly while doing it, you’ve got ME! <333
Last but not least, THIS?!! EPIC!