Farewell Heartstrings.... I will miss you. Well, sort of. It's a long story. Ok, maybe not so long. But it is definitely not you. It's me.
Heartstrings Video Review
For more... continue on. Warning: there are some spoilers.
Heartstrings, how do I count the ways.....I have a bad feeling that my break-up with Heartstrings may cause some drama in the real world. I have already had a few conversations with a couple of friends that watch Kdrama already. And their reaction to my reaction of Heartstrings: Wae?!
I will start at the beginning. The attraction was there, and it had me at "Shin Woo". Then at the brink of us holding hands, it whispered.... "I have Park Shin Ha too." I was hooked immediately.
The infatuation was fast. A story line about young adults at school, boatloads of angst, love, fat jokes and even a goofy best friend. My crush was full swing before episode 3. Episode 4 however, I started to see the plot holes, the lack of story line follow through and just plain dumb scenarios. Now, don't get me wrong, I love stupid scenarios. Diving into 3 feet of water, coma from the rain..... Boys Over Flowers was full of them. But Heartstrings, you beautiful bastard, you had the worst.
The story line was purely made to appease fans like me who wanted to see Lee Shin get the girl. That's it. Some big fat writer had a boardroom meeting and while twisting his evil mustache said: "Fangirls love this Shin Woo and Mi Nam shit, let's make some money off of it." And they did. They sold the rights to the show to eight different countries as soon as it aired. Bastards.
All I have to say, is that I was a fan of the set up, but not the follow through. The 15 episode series was lacking in umph from the get go. Why did Dok Mi even love Shin Woo? He's a dick. He never shows her a good side of himself until they are dating, not to mention he is hung up on a super emo dance teacher too. At least in Playful Kiss we see a little leeway. Why did Lee Shin love the dance teacher, for that matter? Backgrounds and deeper plots were left in the dust. And Park Shin Ha, fat?! WTF.
I do have to say, that once all the drama was gone they did have a super sweet romance. Not the cutest I have ever seen, but cute nonetheless. So I will give you that Heartstrings. Shin Woo gets the girl. Finally.
So What did I find so ridiculous?
I made a top five list for you.
5. Hair flipping makes you the worlds greatest dancer.
Everyone kept acting like she was so super talented. All I saw was a cause for Willow Smith to be worried.
4. Emo dancing in the dark
Not only did she dance in the dark, but she lept trying to do the same move and kept falling on an INJURY. I don't know about you, but I would stop hurting myself. Unless you like that sort of thing.
3. 60KG is fat!
30KG is 132 lbs. 132LBS!!!!! Gaaah. My head explodes when I start to even think about it.
2. Angry bikes rides
You wouldn't like me when I'm angry, Lance Armstrong.
1. Split montage
Ah... Episode 4. The episode that made me so angry I had to stop watching this show for 4 days. I don't care if you practice the splits for every minute of a 24 hour day. You simply can not learn the splits in a day. Much less, one night. Then... She doesn't do them the rest of the show. Yeah. I can drive a Semi through that plot hole.There you have it. My full review. I know what you are thinking, April: you were so honest in the written review. I was. I wanted to let you guys know how I truly felt. As for those who have not seen the series, the video review is for them.
If you loved the show, I respect you. I just personally didn't love it. If you did, then I am glad. Finding drama you like is what gets you ready to watch another one.
As always if you have any questions or comments leave them below. I love hearing from you!