I had to undergo some major recuperation by surfacing for “much-needed clean air” after that mess of a drama coughValidLovecough… Was Kim Do Woo aiming to create an urban classic like Secret Love Affair? There were more than a handful experienced actors who brought other sub-plots to life, like Choi Yeo Jin, who carried the voice of reason when everything else around her was imploding. ❤ the relationship her character had with IR and how her passing on was handled.
And the other beautiful thing in Valid Love was seeing Lee Soo Hyuk growing by leaps and bounds in his role as Carpenter KJ. I have never seen so much emotion coming out of this model-turned actor in a single drama. Good job, Director Han Ji Seung, for helping him break out of his cold-urban-male-who-can’t-help-but-be-cool mold.
The scent of a woman who will turn his life upside down, inside out…
And, about that “much-needed clean air,” I decided to take a whiff of a drama that’s probably on the opposite end of Valid Love where skinship is concerned. Heart to Heart turned out to be unexpectedly entertaining 😀
Seeing how delayed this “Weekend” post is, you know I just came out of a marathon wormhole XD XD
Have a blast of a week, peeps! 😀
HT reads IR’s letter and when he stumbles upon her by chance at the zebra crossing, he realized he began to feel that fluttery excitement in his heart. The light turns green for pedestrians but they both remain rooted in their position. As the timer runs down to the last 10 seconds, IR decides to walk across and HT wonders if her heart is excited seeing him again.
IR: Long time no see [smiles]… I’ll be going.
It took 5 more seconds before HT invites her for a drink… canned drinks at a public park. He notices IR’s latest purchase at the Art store and remembers her artwork since high school. He encourages her to pursue her artistic passion.
My heart just can’t take the inevitable…
This is like being strapped in a roller coaster that is making its slow ascend into the stratosphere, and with each clacking on the the rail, your heart thumps faster, you question your sanity and the inevitable is within seconds as you see the front car plunge back to earth.
Strap on your seat belts, chingu, it’s gonna be a fast descending ride…
IR gets another sac-sac attack, but this time, no one is around to help her. Not a brown bag in sight either. And no hawt KJ’s hand to grab onto either. But, hang on, a couple walk past by her IR who is wheezing on the ground, and they continue on their journey (eh? ). However, Mr. Stalker-Who-Started-All-the-Crey found her and calls for an ambulance.
Meanwhile, the fire has been out on the Research boat, but there is still no phone reception on board. Al the circuits have been badly burnt. Lucky for them, another boat has arrived to pick them up and return to shore…
IR: Why did you get on that boat?
HT: Has your heart ever fluttered for me? From the beginning, I have never been a man to you.
KJ: I’m not having fun. So I am ending it.
I’m sorry. I take back those words. I was wrong. Please wake up. Please.
HT: Just wake up. But I will never go near you again, not even one step. Laugh as much as you want. Love as much as you want.
Translation credit: chickfactor of Soompi Forum (Kamsahamnida!)
KJ announces to the Jangs that they should all live under one roof. GT wants to call the police, but HT tells him to put away the phone and help him place KJ in GT’s room. The What, Hyung? IR is at the dining table, apologizes to HT when he joins her. She didn’t know KJ would go that far. HT says it wouldn’t have happened if she had left when he asked her to do so.
IR relents and agrees to move out of the house, taking KJ with her. MIL is no longer her concern.
Letting him sleep in the house for a night, I thought too lightly of it. My wife, I and that guy, tried to sleep under one roof. That night, I had a bizarre dream…
HT and KJ are brushing their teeth side by side in the bathroom. IR runs to them and demands who squeezed the toothpaste from the middle of the tube.
KJ and HT point at each other… and then both point toward IR. It’s actually in HT and IR’s home and she has prepared a hearty breakfast for them. They are having a cordial conversation about their weekly schedule and bicker cutely about who can accompany IR with her task. She gives them their lunch bags and pats their back as she sends them off for the day.
HT wakes up… voiceover:
It felt real, even though I knew it was a dream. Thank goodness it was a dream.