I can sincerely say that Big is a drama that is much better watched than reading the recaps. I don’t always feel this way, as a recap writer I actually resort to reading recaps of my own or others for certain dramas I’m in the mood to revisit. Sometimes it’s to reminisce about a scene, other times to savor an interlude. Thus far with Big, I can’t seem to capture the ephemeral quality of this drama in words. It eludes me, how to describe the oddest sensations of wanting to cry at a particular touching moment, or feeling this swelling emotion that isn’t quite ready to overflow. For once I’m loving the surfeit of symbolism the Hong Sisters are tossing into this drama and enjoy musing about random little connections I form. Watching Da Ran and Kyung Joon play in the yard with a garden hose, the water coming down, reminds me of their first rainy meeting off the bus. I wonder if it’ll trigger the same memory in Da Ran?
One of my favorite video makers Vitriana appears to have boarded the Gong Yoo+Lee Min Jung ship. I’m not on said ship, but I completely support anyone who loves them together, because they are magical. Their chemistry is completely illusory, changing with whatever scene or moment calls for it. At times playful, at times intense, mostly as friends, but easily as would-be-lovers. Check out a cute video of their wedding photoshoot from episode 5.
Big MV “I Think I Wanna Marry You”