Isn't it a lovely poster? It makes me happy to just look at it and conveys the lovely, warm feeling I get while watching this drama perfectly.
I am about 20 minutes into the first ep and I love it. I love the way it's filmed - crisp, warm tones, not particularly exciting cinematography but not closed-in, either. Just very solid. I love all the actors and have no objection to childhood portions at all - and if you know me and my loathing for childhood parts of storylines, that's saying a lot. I am still a little confused on who is who, but figured out that Woori is our future heroine (and eeee, her mother is deaf - I can't wait to see how this will tie into her interactions with her future OTP. I mean, assuming he even knows sign language since, if he's pretending not to have a problem, he might not. Though how does he function? Lip reading? I guess I'll find out). Woori is a kid but sharp and funny and a dreamer and so very believably a kid, with her desire to play piano so she can wear princessy dresses, or her crush on her kinda future stepbro (I think), the kid with the attitude whose father is mentally challenged. Haven't caught his name yet, but that kid is wonderful too - the believable adolescent sullenness and the edge of childhood, all mixed up. Of course, he's much too cool for 'baby' Woori. And there's our future hero, Dong Joo, who I haven't yet seen much of, but I liked what I saw - he's clearly loved and petted by his whole family (and is well-off too), but while he is clearly secure in his place in the world and the love he is 'owed', he is not bratty or spoiled with it in the least.
I am not sure why, but the vibe is reminding me a bit of Baker King, which is a good good thing.
CYHMH is by the writer of both Last Scandal (fluffy, trendy romcom with a wonderful heart) and Tree of Heaven (intense, angsty tragic melodrama that made me bawl for hours) and occupies sort of a middle ground thematically - like a melodrama, there are plenty of class differences, first love, birth issues, etc (I mean, the hero is someone who loses his hearing in a childhood accident but goes through life pretending to hear - that's not really romcommy in the least), but unlike ToH and like LS, it feels warm and optimistic.
Despite their differences, both LS and ToH gave me some unforgettable and intense love stories (ToH especially) so I hope this drama will too. I suppose I'll find out once the adults show up.