This post doesn’t have an episode in the title because it’s not really supposed to be based on any one episode. That’s right folks…I was slightly creative for once and didn’t just copy a screenshot! Am I happy with the results? I’m not sure yet.
I used screenshots from episode 7 as reference, and wanted to create an image of the two leads that featured both warm and cool colors, to mimic the whole “sun and moon” theme. I was originally going to put a moon in the middle but I decided that was just way too cheesy. To be honest, this image isn’t as complete as most others because I got a bit tired of my idea about halfway through. I lifted their eyeline so it wouldn’t look like they were staring at each other, but I probably should’ve exaggerated that more, and the colors less.
The following thumbnails will link to full sized images. The first is massive (3500 x 1200) and pretty much has to be cropped down to be usable. The following 3 are all 1920 x 1200, which is a pretty common wallpaper size these days, but it’s easy to resize the original to whatever you might need, so feel free!
As for the drama itself, I am loving it so far (I have watched up to episode 11, for those worried about spoilers). I’m helping Softy with screenshots for her recaps over at Cadence, and it’s getting more and more fun as the show progresses (I can’t believe how quick the fan-base is growing!).
So far Moon/Sun has been pretty near flawless. The child cast couldn’t possibly have been better, and so far the adult cast hasn’t disappointed me. Kim Soo Hyun in particular is amazing me with the depth he has shown to his personality so quickly, and I am pleasantly surprised by his character with every episode.
It’s a pretty common theme in k-dramas for two leads to fall in love as youths and then not meet for years to come. When they’re re-united, it’s pretty much always presented as obvious that the two characters will still be head-over-heels for each other and stop at nothing to be together. Moon/Sun does this to a degree, but what I really appreciate is that we get to watch Hwon fall for Yeon Woo all over again. Wol doesn’t just look like Yeon Woo. She is also opinionated and intelligent, and that seems to charm Hwon as much in his adulthood as it did when he was a child. She’s almost like an alien creature to him, and it’s like he is helplessly being reeled in, despite his frustrations with her boldness.
I’m not shipping Yang Myung, but I’m still fond of him and would like to see him at least get a chance with Wol and develop a relationship with her as an adult (as H is doing). It’s too cruel for him to just be fruitlessly chasing her to no avail (and without her knowledge) so I hope he gets to see at least a few moments of happiness before he goes crazy with grief. A small part of me wants to watch Yang Myung take a darker path because Jung Il Woo did it so well in Return of Iljimae, but mostly I’m just dreading an end to the bromance.
On top of all the great characters (Hyung Sun is the best side-kick ever!) this drama has great visuals and beautiful music that manipulates my emotions with ease. The only complaint I’ve heard is that it could be faster paced, but I think the pacing will turn out to be perfect in the long run. It feels like the romance and the plot are at a slow simmer, and I think Moon/Sun will keep getting better and more complex until the very end, instead of becoming boring or stale.
I talk at length about each episode over at Cadence, so I will go ahead with my video of the day!
I guess I should say four videos the day, and they’re all for Shut Up Flower Boy Band! So far I love this drama. It’s no secret that I’m a sucker for anything musical, but that has very little to do with how much I like this show. The directing…the characters…the acting…I love it all! Lee Min Ki’s cameo was perfect, but my favorite is actually Sung Joon as Ji Hyuk. I don’t find him particularly attractive or anything, but he was my favorite in Lie to Me and White Christmas as well. There’s something about him that makes every scene a little more compelling and vivid.
Anyhoo, the first two videos are general ones, and the last two are about Byung Hee (Lee Min Ki). Credit to TransparentDarkness, Honeyflowerr, LaliProduction and Brokenwings98.