I’ve given up convincing you Heartstrings is a beautiful drama. It’s episode 6 already and you should have made up your mind. So I won’t describe the scenes like you haven’t watched them. I assume you, who click my blog posts, like the drama, or you like Yonghwa or you think he’s not bad playing Lee Shin.
“Love is blind.” But love gives me patience to watch this drama carefully. I find the director and writers have the hearts to tell some heart warming life stories, about youth, about struggles in life, about love, about letting go … the emotions portrayed in it are beautiful.
Yonghwa loves rainy days. He wrote ‘Just Please’ during a rainy night when he couldn’t sleep. He said the sound of falling rain gives him inspiration. So he surely loves how this episode is weaved together by ‘rain’? I just love this still of Shin taking shelter in the rain, his hand reaching out to catch the raindrops.
I’ll just post my favorite caps of Shin, scenes that I tried to capture in gifs and my random thoughts. Please don’t bother to read the rest if you don’t like Lee Shin. Below is made by a fan of Lee Shin’s.
Shin really loves his father. When he’s sad, he goes to see his father too. And his father knows how to make him smile!
Like brother, like sister … 🙂
There are news articles today praising Yonghwa’s acting. You can disagree, saying I’m reading what I want to read. And I’m here speaking with ‘the voice of a caterpillar’ in a cave (a children’s book story about courage, never mind if you don’t know what I’m talking about). Join me if you feel like making the echo louder.
Edit: As suggested by checkinout, I went looking for the news articles and got help from awesome Chinese boice.
뜨거운 눈물을 흘린 정용화의 깊이 있는 감성연기
Jung Yonghwa who cries hot tears, has depth in his acting portraying emotions…
‘넌 내게 반했어’ 정용화-박신혜, 빗 속 눈물 열연 ‘호평’
Jung Yonghwa-Park Shinhye, crying in the rain scene gains positive comments
‘넌 내게 반했어’ 정용화, 눈빛연기로 안방극장 녹여
Jung Yonghwa’s ‘eyes acting’ melts prime time TV drama
넌내반 정용화, 변화무쌍한 4단 콤보 눈빛 연기로 시청자 뜨거운 호평
Jung Yonghwa’s endless variations of ‘4-phase-eyes-acting’ gains viewers’ applause
‘넌내반’ 정용화, 4단 콤보 눈빛연기 ‘女心 흔들’
Jung Yonghwa’s ‘4-phase-eyes-acting’ capturing woman’s hearts
Thanks to cnpink @ weibo for all links and Chinese translations. She told me there are articles criticizing the drama, but none against the actors’ acting. All actors are praised for their performance. What the reporters don’t like is the characters not having enough charisma, the plot and things like that.