Well what I can do now was to tell you my views on how this drama was written. I am not focused on cinematography, settings, or any kind of that review.
I am quite disappointed since there were only a few sweet moments to reminisce since at the very beginning we already knew that the leading character is dying. So the only point for us to continue watching the show was how the truth will be revealed to her mother and Yune. Moo Hyuk wasn’t also that of a romantic guy but he showed a good heart and thoughtfulness, when he took good care of his not-normal sister and nephew. This character made him lovable though.
Also, in the first part of the story, when Moo Hyuk was treated by doctors, there was already foreshadowing. Doctors told Moo Hyuk’s ex-girlfriend that the bullet that remained in his brain may affect his behavior. Moo Hyuk could turned out to be a different guy that the guy he used to be before the accident. He could also resort to violence. So, Moo Hyuk’s personality was really that transparent in the beginning and what he all need was to feel the love of her mother and the true love of a girl before he dies.
Interestingly, Grandpa could confuse thoughts of viewers since we would anticipate the results when grandpa is going to publish his article about Moo Hyuk’s real family and how it happened. He wanted so much of the article since he would get lump sum of money out of that besides taking revenge for her sister, the wife of the married director whom Ms. Oh had an affair with. (Great connections though.)The ring wasn’t even recognized by Ms. Oh, Moo Hyuk’s mother. She was stripping Seo-kyung’s shirt on one scene and the necklace with a ring did not affect her. The writer then revealed through flashback of course that the rings were made not by Ms. Oh, but by Eun-Chaes father, before he left the twins in an orphanage.
I was caught off guard too when Yune confessed that he was adopted. I really never saw that coming. But through his confession, Moo Hyuk was confused. How can her mother give up her life for an adopted son when she abandoned her real children? This question led him to the truth that her mother never knew that she had twins because what she knew was his child died.
In regard to love angle, I hated that nothing so compassionate happened with Moo Hyuk and Eun-Chae on Moo Hyuk’s last days. It’s frustrating. (edited July 26: But Lord Jedi said that’s make it greater..His love is so true.)
I think I really also want to die after he dies since I couldn’t love Yune either even he had Moo Hyuk’s heart, and like what Moo Hyuk said, I “felt cheated” in that kind of love life. I only had few days to live with the one I loved, when I had live twenty seven years. Why met my love during the last days of my life? It’s really a frustrating feeling. But Eun-chae’s death was for me the kind of punishment that his father deserved since it he made a selfish decision.
I also felt bad that Moo Hyuk left Korea without mentioning to Ms. Oh, that he was his son. Yet, he left with a peaceful heart since he was able to grant his last wish: that her mother will cook food for her like what Ms/ Oh was doing to Yune.
I agree that MISA has a great plot and good actors, but MISA will not be one of my fave Korean dramas. It is not something I wanted to watch over and over again. Just like what my friend often uses to describe, the next-episode factor, it lacks something in here (maybe because i was doing the marathon thing). Indeed it was dramatic, with those heart ailment and bullet in the lead character’s brain, and a love before his last days, and a twin sister with a six-year-old brain.
Yet, I will still consider A love to kill better than MISA.The songs were not that good too to move viewers. (added July 26: Lord jedi might be right… because I do not know the meaning of the song that’s why I am not moved…. but you know what… when I was listening to the songs of MISA lately, I realized its good…but as I said I was not moved… I still love IJUKSA… because I had a personal connection with the story.)
*Grammars and style in this article are unedited.
*Pictures credit: www.hancinema.net