Sunday, January 20, 2013

Love Rain Review

I decided to watch Love Rain well before I actually sat down and viewed it. Not only had I received a tons of suggestions from you guys and my viewers on YouTube, but I sorta get fan-girlish about JKS.

So this series was a no-brainer.

I absolutely flew through each episode and finished watching it within four days. Which is astounding considering I work full-time and assist a prominent wedding photographer on the weekends. How I found the time to watch the show amazes me. I must have stepped into a wormhole at some point.

Find out what I thought of the show in my video review (which contains no spoilers)!
Love Rain Video Review
I do go into full detail below and by "full detail" I mean there are spoilers. So do not read on unless you have finished the show.

As I say in my video description, I loved the show. It was full of the rich "kdrama drama" that I gobble up like cookies. I couldn't stop watching it. It was chock full of ridiculous crushes and cute boys. Pretty much.....      
It was my bag baby.

What hooked me was the compelling love stories. Especially the broken and lost love between In Ha and Yoon Hee. It was my downfall. I was crying so much during those first 5 episodes that my brother at one point requested "I stop killing myself with the sappiness". I just couldn't stop then, I had to watch more!

When the storyline crossed over to modern day, I almost didn't want to watch the show anymore. I wanted to know what had happened to the love of the seventies! I even said out loud and alone: I'll be damned if I sit through this other love story if it sucks, I'll just skip ahead and find out what happens. That's investment.

Needless to say I didn't. I did suffer through the first 3 episodes featuring them and their awkward fights and hate. What saved it? For me it was the fact that we find out Ha na's mom is Yoon Hee and Joon's dad is In Ha. That was a twist I did not see coming! The fact that In Ha and Yoon Hee could possibly never be together because of their children pissed me off to no end.

I actually had to stop marathoning right then and walk away. I was angry. And I had not been that angry since I read Breaking Dawn.

I calmed down. I tried to think of what I would do in their situation. Would I want to stay with a man and make my own mother incredibly unhappy? Not only that but be my boyfriends step-sister?! I honestly could understand their struggle to some degree to move on from this point. The hurt from both characters was palpable.

The rest of show seemed like it was trying to build the love story of Joon and Ha na up to be this great love. And to me, their love fell short of the love between In Ha and Yoon Hee. You can't simply replace epic with cute and expect me to not notice.

I was happy with the ending to a certain extent. I wanted Joon and Ha Na to be happy and live happily ever after I did.

But Pua and I don't like loose strings.

 The loose strings dangling in our face? Yoon Hee and In Ha vanish. Vanish!!! They mysteriously go to America so that Yoon Hee can visit family before she goes blind. It took those characters and their ending out of the entire show. So I was left with a quick wedding and a ton of unanswered questions.

Are they together in America? Did they runaway so they could get married and live without their selfish children? Are they not together? Are they miserable? Argh!
If the show would have left the ending up to me and had them run away and secretly get married, then the series would be my all time favorite.

My final thought ?

This show is like eating cake for dinner. You'll love it, it's f*cking delicious! But you don't get the satisfied feeling you wold have gotten from a full meal.

Please leave any comments or questions below. I adore hearing from all of you!

1 comment:

  1. This was one drama where I had no sympathy for any of the characters. I thought they were weak and illogical. And this was one time where I could not accept the "cultural gap" about step-siblings not marrying. The story just seemed to drag on and on centering around this one "taboo" that was not a taboo for me.