I’m staying away from my dashboard in hopes of avoiding spoilers about the My Love from Another Star finale, which I won’t be able to watch until after work tonight. So whatever shall I do in the meanwhile?
Maybe rematch the Secret Love Affair teaser 15 to 20 times? Sounds great!
If the entire show is this masterfully edited and conceived, it might just kill me. The teaser is atmospheric and intense, always hinting at things hidden. Its characters are often partially obscured, bathed pools of inky darkness or glimpsed from behind luxurious curtains, as if preparing to step on stage. Everywhere there is the contrast between dark and light, viewer and viewed. The teaser is pregnant with expectation, and every second is just as sweeping as the dramatic piano that provides its soundtrack.
And the piano scene. Oh, the piano scene. in two seconds it says so much—the leads are utterly in sync, moving together as one to play some athletic, demanding piece. They are without boundaries or borders, caught up fully in the sound of their union and the movement of their hands. They’ve fully given themselves to the moment, and it leaves them breathless and exposed. Reduced to flesh and blood, body and motion, they’re stripped of the protections of mind and civilization, instead choosing to bare themselves to something older and more powerful. Their faces as they stop moving say it all: he closes his eyes as if savoring intense pleasure, while her expression makes it clear that she sees a world of trouble ahead.
It looks about a thousand times sexier than the revered clay scene in Ghost, that’s for sure.
I also find it a little funny that all this is so clearly a response to the failure of this production team’s last drama, The End of the World. Somebody at jtbc must have said they’d get another chance, but to ensure viewership they had to tell a sexier story. And did they ever obey.
So intrigued by this drama. I know Yoo Ah In, but I am not familiar w/his leading lady. I’ve heard good things about her and anticipate their performances.