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Vivid Romance (2017)

Drama: Romance Full of Life (생동성 연애)
Network: MBC
Episodes: 3
Release Date: February 16 – March 2, 2017
Runtime: Thursday 23:00

In-Sung has been studying for the police officer exam for years but he keeps failing. In spite of that, he still maintains his sunny and optimistic personality. On the day that he failed the exam again, his girlfriend Sora dumped him with no explanation. Feeling sad and lost, he decided to join a high paying part time medical experiment and ends up becoming a super genius. He decided to change his style and became more confident. Suddenly all the girls are noticing him but all he wants is Sora. Will he be able to get back together with her and pass the exam?

Main Cast:
Yoon Si Yoon – So In Sung
Jo Soo Hyang – Wang Sora
Kang Ki-Young – Jo Ji Sub
Kim Min-Soo – Gong Moo
Jang Hee-Ryung – Kim Tae-Yi

I wasnt ready to let go of Yoon Si Yoon so i ended up watching his old drama and what a change from the serious Dowon in Train to the adorable nerdy Insung!

First, their names were too funny!! So Insung, Jo Ji Sub, Wang Sora, Kim Tae Yi, Gong Moo and Song Ae Gyo 🤣🤣

I liked the story of working hard for your dreams, that there is no short cuts to success. But at the same time, you should strike a balance between work and life and health.

I wasnt sure what Insung liked about Sora because she seemed like the kind of girl that was always sad about life. Episode 5 had a lot of flashbacks about their relationship and i wished they showed that in episode 1 so that we root for them. Most of the time i want Insung to get over Sora and find someone better than her.

I think their relationship failed because they (mostly Sora) both weren’t confident about themselves and they neglected each other instead of supporting each other. When the going gets tough, it’s good to have friends and family around to lessen the stress rather than push them away.

In the end, I honestly didnt understand why Insung had to go back to his nerdy self just because the experiment is done. It’s just a matter of fixing his hair and wearing better clothes. or maybe he is more comfortable as the adorable geek and Sora loved him the way he was.

Only 3 episodes so worth to watch if only for Yoon Si Yoon!!

Rating: 8/10

Train (2020)

Drama: Train (트레인)
Network: OCN
Episodes: 12
Release Date: July 11 – August 16, 2020
Runtime: Sat. & Sun. 22:30

A detective tries to catch a serial killer who was dumping bodies inside a luggage at the Mukyeong Train Station. The same killer kills his love, and he ends up in a parallel universe, where the people are the same but the circumstances are different. Will he be able to solve the crime or will he get stuck in the other universe?

Main Cast:
Yoon Si Yoon – Seo Dowon
Kyung Soo Jin – Seo Kyung

Really intense, tightly written drama. Great acting from everyone, especially Yoon Si Yoon and Choi Seung Yoon. Very unpredictable story, it kept me guessing not only about the killer, but what will happen next and how it will end. Just when I thought I know who the killer is, the drama surprises us with one big twist after another. And another. I’ve never been so happy being so wrong and looking forward to the next episode with my mouth hanging open from disbelief and amazement.

I think I had an idea who might be the killer (because there were only a few characters to choose from, but what I didn’t know was why that person was killing. When they revealed the killer, it was so twisted and sick i wanted to steal Seokyung’s gun and just end the killer’s misery. The conversation between the killer and Dowon was shocking. I had the same expression of “no it cant be you’re kidding!” on Dowon’s face.

I really loved Yoon Si Yoon as the triple Seo Do Won, i mean man, sometimes i had to stop and remember that this was one person acting as 3 versions of the same character. That was how good and convincing he was! I wished more people had a chance to watch this drama and see Yoon Si Yoon, who has always been underrated but better skilled actor compared to his peers.

That one scene where Dowon told Seo Kyung that “There hasn’t been a single moment that I haven’t loved you” was like the most swoon worthy time travelling confession I’ve ever heard in my kdrama watching life! So simple yet so sincere. Beats even Lee Minho in The King Eternal Monarch!!

Due to the shorter episodes, there were several questions that were left unanswered, esp on how you can cross boundaries, but it didn’t deter me from enjoying the story because this drama didn’t focus on how you cross worlds. From the start it was all about the characters and how the consequences of their actions can change their world. The ending was left to our imagination, which i liked because it gave me hope that somewhere Dowon and Seokyung found each other again but felt like it was “too nice” of an ending from a very grim drama. I would have been have happy with them going back to their own worlds and treating it like a dream.

Rating: 9/10