I think I feel exceptionally emotional when I’ve just finished watching dramas, tragic or touching ones. Things can just happen out of the blue and people can simply enter your lives out of nowhere…
Who Are You was a good one. I swear I didn’t watch it because of Taecyeon and I didn’t have a good impression of So Yi Hyun initially (after that terrible drama You’ve Fallen For Me) but it somehow caught my attention and by the end of it I felt it’d been worth following. Everything was so well thought out and the main arc of the story unfolded really well at crucial points in the drama. Of course 우리 잘 생긴 오빠 aka 김재욱 씨 did keep me watching 😉 The first few episodes scared the shit out of me, really. I began watching it one quiet midnight alone in the middle of the seventh lunar month and that was when the detective had her first encounter with Dan Oh Reum, the student who committed suicide had blood streaming down her head. It was already one of the more relatively mild-looking ghosts but seemed pretty grotesque to me since I’m not one who would spontaneously watch horror-related films or productions. So Yi Hyun was really good in portraying the Si-on, one who was lost and confused about her identity with a pretty sombre outlook on life, a given for someone who just woke up from a six year long sleep and was unknowingly implicated in a huge smuggling case. She somehow retained her spunky personality – she actually graduated as the top student of the police academy – and was naturally fast to catch on with what was going on in her life despite her losing her memory. I also liked how Taecyeon’s child-like personality complemented her solemn and no-nonsense attitude, they make a great team (Y). I never approved of older women dating younger guys in dramas (I’m stereotypical like that) but this one just seemed really befitting of them. Although Geonwoo came across as really immature at times, he showed he was really capable of catching criminals (1 point) while he was still in the investigation squad for one, and also a shooting ace (1 point). And he has this vulnerable, emotional side to him that made him seem more mature when the time called for it (10 points). His story about his mentally retarded father who came back as a ghost and communicated with him through Si-on made me tear. It was really ironic to me initially, how both of them, being such capable police, were ‘banished’ to the lost and found department, sorting and cleaning lost items from the subway but I guess that’s the only way they could access items associated with the ghosts and subsequently help them redress their grievances. Well at least that made the story unique in a way.
Really enjoyed their cute but awkward moments like the one where they were snatching a pillow and when Geonwoo gave a forceful tug, Si-on just flopped over a dazed Geonwoo with an adorable squeal. That was so atypical of Si-on but I guess that was when she was starting to let go of our 잘 생긴 오빠 and discovering her true self, how she was like six years ago, equally child-like and talkative like how Geonwoo is right now (and probably in the process of accepting Geonwoo). Was hoping to find a gif of that but I couldn’t…
THIS hahaha is Geonwoo’s way of clearing the sofa. Credits to babochanbear’s tumblr.
The twist in the plot came really timely too although this twist was all too predictable – usually the good guys are the worst baddies. This Moon Hong Joo, the to-be commander-in-chief, was so good at acting in both real and reel life that I was so thoroughly convinced of his fatherliness and that he earnestly wished for Si-on to stay out of this mess for her own safety. But when they gradually revealed him to be the main perpetrator of this smuggling case who partook in the bribery of government officials and took a few innocent lives, he had on him a whole new set of expressions which made him look like a total badass. How disappointing.
잘 생긴 오빠 is honestly the saddest case in history. First of all having to wait till after your raid to propose to your girl, then taking off your bullet proof vest so you could put on that couple shirt she bought, being shot by a senior you’ve trusted so much, not dying but body suffering in a coma somewhere unknown, still painfully holding on cuz can’t let go of your girl, hanging around as a ghost still wearing that couple shirt all.the.time and seeing everything happen right in front of your eyes – including her being harrassed and attacked by the baddies, oh and also kissed by Geonwoo *stab in the heart*, finally, sacrificing himself to save her then dissipating into thin air (empty shell of a body dies) once she’s safe. Oh I could go on and on. How can such a good looking dude be subjected to this kind of misery…lol. Well I guess it all makes for a better plot that actually makes people feel indignant for him.
I’d say Taec did a good job, but like many others I suppose Kim Jae Wook and So Yi Hyun had better chemistry, somehow. I’d love to see all three of them on the small screen again soon!