Yes, I’m talking about you Jin Woon…what did you do to me?!!
I’ve been reading stuff everywhere about DH2, from Soompi, to tumblr to several Chinese discussion boards these days. Weird because tho I don’t think DH2 is anywhere near good quality wise (it’s still very messy after 7 and 8 albeit a lil bit better than the previous eps), some of the scenes and dialogues in the drama get to me real hard. I actually cried in some of them o___0 (believe me, I can’t believe myself too, cos DH2 is really really NOT a good drama). For instance, scenes with Yoo Jin spouting all those harsh words to Hye Sung and scenes with Hye Sung’s dad (he’s an awesome character, probably my fav after Yoo Jin and Hye Sung).. they all made me teary.They’re pretty much the same ol’ K-drama cliches used to bring out the dramatic tension between the characters, but somehow or rather, they just GOT TO ME.
Ep 7 – Hye Sung @ bus station cut
HS’s appa is so awesome I LOVE HIM. And Kang Sora, way to go there, amazing crying scene – her acting showed how scared and insecure HS was even with her father and friends around to support her. How it wasn’t easy for her to pick up her already stepped-over confidence just like that. Of course it’d have been great if she did sing it, but I’m glad she didn’t because it was more realistic that way. Many have been picking on her weak and passive attitude all this while (so did I in the beginning), but I have slowly come to accept that she’s just not perfect and isn’t meant to be likeable.
Yoo Jin and Hye Sung
Ahhh, my OTP of the drama. It’s so obvious that they are the ONE. Maybe I’m weird or I just can’t stand JB’s acting, I really couldn’t… or rather, failed to see any real connection between JB and HS. Their scenes in Ep 7 and 8 were cute no doubt, but other than that, something major is lacking. They just do not have the spark and chemistry that both YJ and HS share when they’re in a scene together. I mean, they don’t even look good together (just my opinion). o_0
DH2 isn’t going far in terms of the DREAM HIGH plot right now, but Ep 7 and 8 did show some premise and potential, with the Super Idol thingy going on, and with YJ’s back-story being highlighted. I know the show deals with the dream pursuing thingy in a very much different way compared to DH, but I wish the execution had been or could have been better. They better pick it up next week or else I’ll be watching solely for the romance (I know, I’m such a sucker for the lovey dovey angsty stuff). The reason why I’m so firm with the Yoo Jin-Hye Sung ship because 1) I love Yoo Jin and he has to end up with someone (obviously that someone HAS to be Hye Sung); 2) their interactions are filled with so electrically charged up emotions (happiness, warmth, anger, frustration); 3) Yoo Jin cares SO MUCH for her that he wants to be there for her every single time she’s in trouble; 4) he knows what Hye Sung wants and tries to encourage/push her to break thru her inner barriers and insecurity (albeit a lil too mean at times); 5) of the way he looked at her while spouting those harsh words to her (didn’t anyone see his teary eyes?); 6) Jin Woon has better chemistry with Kang Sora than any other person in the drama.
JB? He’s cute and he understands Hye Sung’s predicament, but other than that, nada. It’s till Jin-Sung for me. They just need to open up to each other and face their TRUE feelings man.
And Rian/YJ? NO WAY. If my 15 years of watching K-drama has been of any use up till now, I am pretty sure NOTHING will happen between Rian/YJ. Or at least, YJ will NEVER fall for Rian. It’s so obvious that they’re both hung up with other people, so yeah. I don’t have much to say about Rian or Ji Yeon (not a fan of both character or the actress), but if writer makes YJ fall for her all of a sudden in the next coming episodes or so, it’s gonna be my ultimatum for this drama. DROP.
This is how crazy I am for this OTP.
It’s such a pity that most forums and discussion boards focus more on Rian, Rian/JB, Rian/HS and JB/HS while YJ is neglected most of the time. Chinese boards are swamped with Rian (or rather Ji Yeon) and Rian/JB fans, many are going giggly and swoony over JB/HS… such lengthy discussions and analysis are devoted to them that I can’t help but feel bad for Yoo Jin and Jinwoon. T_T His character may not be the best written, but no doubt, at least in my highest opinion, is the better acted one. The way he switches from funny playful cute to the angsty frustrated, very natural and no signs of trying too hard at all. The way he controls his tears whilst arguing with Hye Sung, my heart bleeds. He’s just soooooo good…at least as a rookie actor to begin with.
I dunno, perhaps it’s just me. Shallow me. I find Jinwoon very VERY attractive in here. I love his slightly ruffled hair, I love his oh-so-cute and infectious smile, and I love his eyes (they light up when he laughs and get teary when he’s frustrated or angry). He has a mix of Choi Daniel’s innate boyishness and Jae Hee’s “Delightful Girl Chun Hyang” warmth/playfulness. In short, he makes me noona heart flutter to end in here. <33 Sure, I realize that this may be a temporary crush, and it may fade away once the drama ends and once I move on to other dramas and characters, but at least right now, he’s owning me heart and soul (you realize I’m contradicting myself now? What about Wookie? What about my ajusshi Shin Ha Kyun? lol that’s how much I’m taken with and smitten by Yoo Jin.)
10 reasons why I ❤ this guy and why you should as well:
1. He’s a hottie and a cutie ^^.
2. He’s talented.
3. He’s kind, caring and thoughtful.
4. He’s righteous.
5. He’s passionate about music, knows what he wants and is not afraid to pursue it.
6. He is straightforward, honest and genuine.
7. He makes me heart flutter when he smiles.
8. He breaks me heart when he says hurtful things to HS unintentionally (and with tears in his eyes at the same time T_T).
10. What’s NOT to love about him?