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I Came in Search for a Flower…

25 May

One of my favourite saying is

Better late than never…

Finally watching this drama, suit that saying best. If I didn’t tune in to KBS World on that one fateful evening, I would be missing one of the greatest drama made in Korean history. [Am I overdoing it? Well. Dramatic = me.]

I am an official Cha Tae Hyun’s fan since I saw him in Speedy Scandal [anybody catched the movie? He’s cute and funny in there], although I had been watching his few dramas and movies, namely Prince’s First Love, My Sassy Girl, Lovers Concerto, My Girl and I etc.

But in this particular drama, I Came in Search for a Flower [Flowers for My Life in KBS World], he really did a great job in here. Not to forget the backbone of the drama, Kang Hye Jeong as Hana. I am not really a fan of hers after seeing her in Rules of Dating [errrr…], but she really is one of the greatest actress Korean cinema had produced!

Kang Hye Jeong as Hana had made me laugh, cringe, pissed and cried. She’s the only one actress that made me do that in one episode. Cha Tae Hyun as Dae Bak or Ho Sang made me fall in love with him, despite his shortcoming. He’s the type of guys you wanted to protect from the rest of the world.

The best thing about this drama was the strong and solid supporting cast. I had never seen a very good supporting cast since  Resurrection [anyone saw the Uhm tae-woong’s starrer? If not, you are missing out!] and Dal Ja’s Spring.Kim Ji Hoon was charming as Eun-tak [by the way, this is the first time I watch him in a drama] and Gong Hyun Joo as Nam-kyung is loveable, albeit a bit calmer and reasonable than her character in Wedding, Oh Su Ji [Jang Nara’s character’s friend].

Out of the norm, this drama deals with death in almost every episode, and the direct connection sometimes left me flustered. Dying is not exactly what I had in mind, but people die when God said it’s time. It might be a different journey of life altogether when you know you are dying, or you know someone you held dear in your heart will be leaving you. This is the main theme of the drama, and of course it dealt with love, friendship, loving your parents, relationship, all sort of things.

But the way how the director captures the scenes, how the script was written, it can only be describe by one word – BRILLIANT.

And I am only left with 2 more episodes to watch, and I’m feeling sorry that the series would end already. I am not ashamed to admit that I cried too many times already watching this drama. Maybe at least 4-5 times per episodes since the drama started? [Not outright in the first episode, but more likely 1/3 through the series.]

This drama is moving, poignant, heartfelt and most importantly, engaging. It was never boring and I would recommend this drama to those who wanted something more than your usual glossy or melodramatic k-drama.

I knew I’m going to cry watching those last 2 episodes, but the drama will be worth my tears. ^^