My eyes are incredibly happy.
Okay that might be a weird thing to say, but truly, there’s so many close-ups on the leads that I don’t know if they are trying to force to realise just how good looking they are. Jokes aside, I’ve been really enjoying this drama. I wouldn’t say obsessed, because the first two episodes were a bit rough for me, what with Jeon Ji Hyun’s very strange spastic movements and kicks.
I’m glad they tried to tone it down in the later episodes and honestly till now I have no idea whether (1) she’s a bad actress at this kind of spastic, over the top movements (2) Shim Cheong is supposed to be really bad at it, like acting it or (3) Shim Cheong is just crazy like that.
Lee Min Ho has been a super fun watch and I aint complaining about all those close-ups on his face. Like what I’ve told a friend, my eyes are incredibly pleased hahaha. I think I will still miss his character from City Hunter all those years ago, but I definitely don’t want to revisit the drama blues and crazy emotional ride it gave me. This drama is great in the sense that there is some melodrama going on in the back, while we also get to see super funny scenes like how the two mermaids worked so hard to cry into a black plastic bag. Oh yes, talking about mermaids, loved the cameo from Jo Jung Suk!
What I do still have a grievance about though, is the love story. I get it that they love each other to death (literally) in their past lives and possibly in the present. What I really want to see is more back story – what do they like about each other? Is it just some inexplicable attraction? I guess I can always accept that they are “meant for each other” but especially for the personas in present life, I want to see more how Shim Cheong is like when she’s not crazy or in tears.
I’m also not exactly sure where this connectivity between Dam Ryeong and Jeon Jae is going but I find interesting and I will go with the flow on that! Maybe Dam Ryeong will avert his own death? Who knows?
Oh I do have a question though and would appreciate it if anyone can help me out on that – is Shim Cheong a new mermaid reincarnated from Se Hwa? Or is she the same mermaid? Because for some reason, I’ve always assumed that they were the same mermaid, but after I realise that there’s actually a young version of her, it means that they aren’t actually immortals…right? So I guess it’s a new mermaid?