Secret continues to be crack crack crack! It’s SOOO ADDICTIVE! Yeah I do nitpick a lot, and this drama is not without its problems, but you’ve gotta give three thumbs up to the writer for being able to keep us at the edge of our seats every single episode o_0 it’s a predictable drama, we sorta know who will love who and stuff, but damn the execution, I’ve said it and I will say it again, we’re made to guess, we don’t even know the flow. We’re engaged and we want to know more! Thanks writer nim, though you’re totally spared of your constant use of K-drama cliches and tropes, I can overlook for the love of my addiction.
Highlight of this week’s episodes – Do Hoon and Do Hoon and Do Hoon! I love me Min Hyuk much don’t get me wrong guys, he gives me laughs with his occasional lighthearted moments, he can be such a goof lol (thanks to Kwang Soo I can relax a bit here). There’s this certain pull to his character being relatively un-smart or not as quick-witted compared to Do Hoon, the naivete in his character, I feel bad for him when he looses his battle of wits and words with Do Hoon. But I think his dad is right, he does need to grow up from the naivete and delusion of him that everything can be and will be settled for him. He’s had things too easy for him, the reason why he’s not prepared for things that don’t come his way.
Back to Do Hoon, yes oh Do Hoon what a dangerous man he is, conflicted and unfathomable, but so very sexy and alluring – can you look at his eyes and not FALL FOR THIS MAN? So FCKING GORGEOUS!!! <333 The appeal, no doubt, not just because character is crafted that way, but also because he is acted by Bae Soo Bin. This man is such a fantastic conveyancer, of emotions so layered and nuanced, of expressions that reach out to you, into you. He’s had so many brilliant moments in this drama, honestly overshadowing our main lead Ji Sung in most of their scenes together, but he deserves all the applause and accolades just for his performance in Ep 8 alone. The man is a powerhouse on his own, I remember, the exact reason I couldn’t hate his villain character in 49 days, I’m transported back to those days, he was such a sucker, evil to point of no return, but I loved him I loved him. He just gets to you
I knew writer would write Do Hoon evil or more than just a decent guy, otherwise how will Yoo Jung move on? How can she? BSB nails every bit of Do Hoon’s complexity with utter conviction. I mean it’s a given, he’s not the Do Hoon we used to know, he should be eliciting such emotions from us. But don’t you think there’s just so much more to Do Hoon? The way BSB presents the distinctiveness of DH’s reactions when faced with different situations, it’s somewhat human and not unrealistic. In the context of drama you may hate him to the bone, but character wise, it’s kinda normal. Somewhat understandable? Not condoning his actions and will not ever forgive if he’s got something to do with YJ’s dad, but on character richness and actor portrayal, he’s up there, on top.
The actor also landed himself on the news for what he’d done up there, in the very last segment of Ep 8. I thought it was some effortless and brilliant acting by the actor there, it’s as if you could feel the actor was going through all those conflicted emotions himself, so natural and untainted by direction or script. I really loved it, and it’s no wonder many are showering him praises and compliments, well deserved!
Drama is ultimately about MH’s relationship with YJ, but I love that writer is devoting quite a bit to MH and DH’s relationship equally. It’s a very interesting dynamic, with things between so muddled complex and clear between them. What I liked most about Ep 8, none other than the tension between the 2 men, and how they’re individually trapped in their own dilemma but are going all out against each other without reservation all the same. The more you know your enemy the easier to tackle, and but the question is always, how?
Things can only get worse if they became friends first no?
Now where is that preview of Ep 9? And why isn’t it Wednesday yet? T_____T
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