This picture pretty much explains why I’m so underwhelmed and bored by drama.
Am I the only one who thinks that Kim Nam Gil’s firing all his sleepy eyes on us every single minute in drama? He looks so disinterested and listless to the max every time he’s on screen I can’t help but match. *yawnz* The story’s already getting formulaic and disengaging enough (oh Kim Ji Woo what happened to you?), I expect my characters to give me some zest in the very least. But no, not only have the recent episodes been sorely disappointing given the PD-writer’s previous achievement in the mystery/thriller genre, the characters, acting of our very own leads and also the music have been overwhelmingly drudging!
I like Kim Nam Gil, and I adore Son Ye Jin goddess to eternity. But they are definitely not killing it as much as I want them to as Yi Soo and Hae Woo. I dunno maybe I’m hard to please, I find myself wanting more on the mystery/thriller part than yearning for more scenes with our OTP. I just cannot connect to them, and to their scenes! SYJ doesn’t look half as convincing as a prosecutor (okay maybe I’ll cut her some slack she only became one because of Yi Soo), but Kim Nam Gil, his Jun/Yi Soo, sooooooo… boring so sleepy so washed out unexciting. He doesn’t seem to attempt to dig deeper? Even his characterisation and interpretation in Bad Guy was better o_0. And don’t even mention Ha Suk Jin and Honey Lee‘s characters, so underused and wasted with no visible chemistry with their co-stars at all urh.
I don’t know if I should place the blame on PD Park and Writer Kim instead, because I really don’t want to. A huge chunk of their charm from Resurrection and Mawang is missing from this drama and it’s annoying me a heck lot. Those dramas set a high bar and threshold and gripped us from within right from the bat, but here, nada. The intrigue is still there, but the intensity and acuteness, they’re all dialed down significantly. I don’t feel for the characters, and I don’t feel the urge to do so either.
Still watching, but not holding hopes high for greatness ahead.
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