I’m not happy with either of these images, but I sure do love this show! Not a single one of the characters in one-dimensional, and even when I can’t tell what makes certain characters tick, I still feel like there is something that makes them tick, and that alone sets this show apart from many others.
Every character has motivations and reactions to situations that feel true to their established personalities, and I never feel like character consistency is sacrificed for the sake of a more dramatic plot. This is probably a big reason why so many of us love this show, even though it is less exciting than a lot of dramas.
A funny thing that I can’t believe I noticed is that the title of this episode is actually the title of a CN Blue song, and that same song is the one Kyu Won sings at the audition! The lyrics are applicable to both leads since it’s about forgetting someone, and there’s an English version of the song that is called “Teardrops in the Rain”, which is exactly what we are watching when the episode starts. I also get some vindictive pleasure out of the fact that Kyu Won chose a CN Blue song that Yong Hwa doesn’t sing (muahahah).
This is an “unplugged” video of the song, since there’s no actual MV. Unfortunately that means that Yong Hwa isn’t present to sing his part near the end, and Jong Hyun’s voice cracks a bit when he attempts it. On the bright side, you get to look at Jong Hyun’s face! I certainly wouldn’t complain if he decided to star in a drama or two.
I may go back and try to fix these paintings, though they’re probably beyond help. I think maybe I’ll take a day or two off this weekend since I’ve been rushing too much lately!
Edit: I DID go back and fiddle with the first one, and I’m definitely happier with it now. It’s still far from being a favorite, but I’m glad I didn’t make things worse 🙂