My affection for any of my fave actors or actresses don’t blind me to any shortcomings with acting or script in any drama or movie. I can still enjoy it with caveats, and that’s the case with Yoo Seung Ho‘s first prime time drama return after military service. Remember (Son’s War). He’s been pretty underwhelming, the acting is there but not the chemistry with the other leads. The drama has been doing promising with ratings, taking over the lead already in its second week after premiere. It’s keeping my interest more than its predecessor The Village (Achiara’s Secret), which just put me to sleep even with the wonderful Moon Geun Young in it.
Remember showed hand right off with the bat with the audience and characters knowing the truth, so it’s spending all the time on the sly and heartbreaking ways of keeping the truth buried and sacrificing an innocent man to do so. That’s effectively sucked some air out of the tension, but thankfully Park Sung Woong is singlehandedly keeping the drama energy high with the most interesting character and best performance among the cast – there’s pretty Yoo Seung Ho to gave upon and magnetic Park Sung Woong to watch for the drama excitement. I’m hoping that Yoo Seung Ho’s character gets way more interesting now with the time jump and his growing out of the wide-eyed sad sap high school student phase.