Since Sara is doing a drama review of ep1 of Blood I will do a drama review of ep1 of Heard it Through the Grapevine. I saw it on Dramafever last night and remembered hearing about it and that it has Lee Joon so I decided to watch it and let me tell you, it was amazing!
Lee Joon plays as Han In Sung, a teenager who is from a wealthy family and has high expectations by his parents. In Sung gets a girl from a lower family -Seo Bom and is torn between his future and high expectations and Bom.
Go Ah Sung plays Seo Bom, the girl In Sung gets pregnant and is in love with. Bom studied hard so she could have a better future and soon was accepted into an English camp where she met In Sung and fell in love with him - Not to mention her getting pregnant.
Yoo Jun Sang plays Han Jeong-Ho, In Sung's father. Jeong-Ho comes from a extremely wealthy family who, for generations, have been a line of lawyers who are very important to South Korea's politics and economy. Jeong-Ho is strict and a perfectionist just like his father and grandfather.
Yoo Ho-Jeong plays Choi Yeon Hee, In Sung's mother and Jeong-Ho's wife. She is intelligent and social but knows her son is burdened with his expectations, she's just never spoken about it.
This drama has a sort of uncommon genre. It is a Black Comedy. If you don't know what that is then I'll explain. Now, if you've seen the Kdrama She Is Wow then it will be easy to get because that too was a Black Comedy. A Black Comedy is something that is funny but then is really dark and can be super depressing. I enjoy this genre because it's got a weird aura that I just really like for some reason. Anyways, the plot is that In Sung is a teenager who fell in love with Seo Bom who is of a lower class family. In Sung ends up getting her pregnant and then has to face his family, Seo Bom, her family, and his future.
So I've only seen episode one since that's all Dramafever has but YouTube has episode two. Episode one is kind of confusing since it starts in the present of Seo Bom being eight months pregnant and about to have a baby. But then it skips around to In Sung and then it's the past and In Sung and Seo Bom are having relationship issues since they have to get into college and study but can't see each other so Seo Bom tries to cut ties with in Sung which leads to him going to see her. When he sees her it leads to her getting pregnant and then it goes back to the present. This wouldn't be so confusing if they had said that they were going back and forth but they didn't so it was a bit confusing. I fell in love with this drama because when I see Joon acting it's like "AHHHHHHHHH THE FEELSSSSSS!" and I die but by the middle of the drama I really liked it. Go Ah Sung isn't an actress that I like much just because she doesn't peek my interest but I enjoy her in this drama so far and I'm super excited to watch episode two. Anyways, I'll link the first episode in a button to Dramafever for you. I hope ypu'll check it out and love it!
Today me and Jenna are going to be doing episode reviews. I'll be taking on the new korean drama called Blood. *SPOILERS*
Release date: February 16-April 21 2015
Director and writer: Ki Min-Soo, Park Jae-Bum
Runtime: Monday and Tuesday @ 21:55
Episode 1 starts off pretty odd and kind of eerie. It starts off in Germany because he is in a war as a doctor doing volunteer work. Of course I did notice that the guy he was speaking to only spoke German, so why was he speaking Korean to him? and then he spoke German to him? and how did the German guy know what he was saying in Korean? Ah so many questions right from the start. As the episode goes on it pretty much just shows his entire life since he was a baby to where he is know. I really liked how they did this flashback to fill us in, it was kind of long but it was necessary to understand the rest of the drama. Some of my favorite parts was when he was figuring out what he was and that he wanted to kill everything. Then he kills is only pet. I felt when they made him kill the deer you could feel he was more afraid rather then angry. The character development was really well done in episode 1 because it shows how he changed due to the events in his life. I kind of wish we got to see more of his "normal" life but it seems there was no time for that. The one part I wish didn't happen was the stupid Twilight scene of him running through the woods. I mean really? It was like watching the same scene. I also wish he's mother didn't die but we cant all get what we want. So by the end of the episode it comes back too the beginning when he was in Germany for him too pretty much get blown up and give the look like "Screw this place, im out" and that's were episode 1 leaves off. It didn't gab my attention too much at first but I found my self wanting the next episode. So check out some screen caps of episode 1 and go check it out!