Now why is it so intriguing to see Lee Seo Jin speak English? I’m liking how real he looks in this drama (if you disagree, you may find this video from a recent Cosmo shoot more to your taste). But it’s weird that they have him playing a 33-year old. He makes 43 look good, but 33 he is not. Would it have been that hard to adjust the script to the casting??
Mihansa.net is not a Lee Seo Jin fan site. However, if for some unfathomable reason you don’t find him worth watching, better come back in about 6 months when Wonderful Days is over, ’cause I am going to be mentioning his name a few times until then.
I wonder what children are really like in Korea. They are always so incredibly sophisticated and wise (not to say mouthy) in Kdramas. Hard to understand how they become such tortured teenagers and neurotic adults after such a promising start.
WARNING — WARNING — WARNING — SPOILERS AHEAD
Even though I knew it was coming, young Dong Seok dumping young Hae Won took me back to a place I did not want to be. When your first love breaks your heart, you’re never quite the same again.
Except I didn’t believe for a minute that he didn’t love her. How could he resist? She was really adorable. But not very bright, it seems. What is up with these stalker rich girls who can’t see how impossible their interest is for their financially struggling love objects?
And from his phone conversation with his fiancee, it seems Dong Seok grew up to repeat the pattern. He obviously doesn’t love her, so why was he with her in the first place? Is she the boss’s daughter or something?
And Dong Seok and Hae Won have so much in common, with their burdensome families. Everybody in this drama has burdensome families giving them stress, even the children. If it’s not too audacious to guess at the moral of a 50-episode drama only 3 episodes in, I’m thinking it’ll be something like: even burdensome families have something to offer if you only let them into your heart.
I haven’t been able to identify him by name yet, but the actor who plays young Dong Seok is doing a great job, and is quite credible as a young Lee Seo Jin. He was a little too unremittingly cold in the first 2 episodes, but in episode 3 we start to see more of those inner fires that are giving him indigestion 15 years later.
For anyone who still hasn’t found a place to watch Wonderful Days, DramaCrazy is also carrying it (thanks again to Kim for the link, and also for above-mentioned Cosmo link). And Hulu has teamed up with Viki. I don’t know where Drama Fever was while all this was happening, but at this point, they’ve missed their chance.
I’m doing my initial watch on KBS, but second run-through on Viki. The subtitles are only slightly different, but it can be an illuminating difference. Many thanks to the No Place Like Home volunteer subbing team at Viki for thinking like a non-Korean viewer as they translate.
If you aren’t watching Wonderful Days yet, what’s stopping you? Get with the program!