Yes, it has occurred to me that I’ve been living with a bunch of crazies and loons for 6 months. I laughed with them, at them. I teared, cried and streamed a few rivers. I swooned, squealed, squeed, I even had pervy thoughts (oh such a shameless me XD). These were people whom I thought would only exist in dramas, on TV (initially), but turned out to be mirrors and alter personalities of myself and so many of us out there. These were people who did crazy stupid things but still managed to reach out to me, with their actions, thoughts, gestures that came genuinely from the deepest of their hearts. These people were like family, friends, lovers, confidants over the course of my living and experience with them. These people, they are us, in so many different ways.
I didn’t think the number 170 would come so damn soon. When I started, I didn’t think I could take it on, it’s my longest drama ever, even if you combine 2 eps into 1 (which would make it a 85 ep drama). I didn’t think I would be able to endure. But now, I’m starting to feel a lump of sadness and dread mounting, building within me. I’m starting to imagine days without the craziness and madness of these characters and people. I know life goes on, but can I?
I’m at Ep 160, 10 more episodes to go. It’s hard to let go. Especially when the characters themselves are already so close knitted, so bonded with each other, even a second away sends them into gloom and tearfest. How can it not happen to me? T___T
I’ve been scouring youtube for videos, and I found this precious and lovely MV made for one of the yummiest bromances in K-drama, serenaded by Hyun Bin’s rendition of “That Man”, which perfectly encapsulates a love-hate relationship between these 2 man boys. Memories of SeGa are far off away from my mind, as I can only see the “love” between Hyun Woo and Sang Yeob through the lyrics, through Binnie’s delivery. Romance or bromance? The line is so not clear.
I adore Hyun Woo and Ji Eun, and I adore them even more with Sang Yeob in the mix. They’re relationship is typical of a triangular romance, with one couple being the lovey dovey OTP one to be, and the other the silent protector and admirer of the girl. ILICDD doesn’t shy away from the stereotypical cliches in K-drama, it does so the same as what other dramas do, but the brilliant thing is that the execution is so honest, so devoid of the usual sugarcoats that most rom-coms tend to ham on over and over. There is bout of sarcasm and nitpicks in certain traits, especially in relation to how Ji Eun deals with Hyun Woo’s background, but drama highlights their problems or so called problems as Ji Eun views them to be so frankly, and with a subtle warmth that one can only feel if you’ve been with them all this while. Drama zeros in on their weaknesses, and is not afraid to show that the characters themselves are actually aware how small and insecure they are. And we as viewers connect perfectly with them, their faults, their actions, because we the same, they are our own reflection.
Sang Yeob and Hyun Woo, possibly the most adorable friend-rival I’ve ever EVER seen in K-drama. Not that there aren’t many, but they are so silly and ridiculously pretentious sometimes it kills me not to see them pick at and tease each other just for seconds in an episode. When they come together, it’s not just flowers rainbows and puppies for us girl viewers, but their harmony and chemistry, I do not believe it can be replicated or acted out if the actors aren’t close buddies in RL (which I believe they are ;DDD) or without holding in the embarrassment or laughter when doing so. Being a fiend of romances bromances and any kind of relationship coming from mutual understanding, it melts me my heart in all ways to see both guys forge a friendship via kicks teases etc amidst acknowledging how similar they are. They are so meant for each other. ♥♥♥ Anything, and I mean anything I would give, for a collab again in future.
And anything, everything for another show like ILICDD.
credits: pictures as tagged / twitter / youtube vid maker