I think there could be some genuinely insightful analysis for Record of Youth, the good, the bad, and mostly just the feeling of something missing or not quite fitting right. That really fits how I felt about Park So Dam in the drama, both her character and performance. But as the drama has progressed it’s really coalesced until I don’t think that at all and see her as the warm ray of normalcy sunshine that is much appreciated in a sea of bickering and industry plotting. She’s pitch perfect as the understated, underrated, and really blending into the woodworks makeup artist because she’s not the star nor aspiring to be. I guess her pairing with the mega star played by Park Bo Gum thereby came off as not meshing. But she’s really come into her own in the latter half of the drama and reminds me that she’s a very very good actress. Her problem is lack of immediate and overwhelming onscreen presence the way superstars just take over the screen. But not every actor and actress is a superstar and she’s truly blazing her own impressive path.