These episodes switch the focus from the 1970s to the present, from muted soft colors of the fall to the crisp clean colors of the winter.
I loved this drama from the first minute of the first episode, but it was with this week's episode that I became truly obsessed, upset that I didn't have all the episodes to marathon at once. We've left the dreamlike world with its shy, almost mute lovers and are now in the less charmed present - everything has acquired sharp edges - the characters, the relationships, even the cinematography that sometimes makes this feel like an indie movie. In Ha and Yoon Hee were the nostalgic dream but Jun and Hana are the present, the reality, people I can see passing by on the street. He's an impatient cynic who has little interest in love, his dreamer tendencies hidden, and it makes his utter helpless smitten state with Hana and refusal to process it, even more delicious. She is quirky, hot-tempered and blunt. In Ha's and Yoon Hee's relationship was simple, straightforward - all that stood between them was their desire not to hurt their friends - the relationship itself was pure and uncomplicated. But this won't be the case with Hana and Jun. JGS and Yoona give great performances - I see them as entirely different in this incarnation than in the past. YSH knows how to get the best out of his actors.
But you know what? Even with the modernity with its complexities and guardedness ever-present, this is still swoonily romantic - the most romantic thing I've seen all year. Nobody does the feeling of love the way YSH dramas so.( Lots of caps of gorgeousness )
I need the next ep asap.