I’m still very bouncy about That Winter the Wind Blows. (Which is awesome — I love loving a show like this!) Here’s another thing I’m adoring about the drama:
Behind our hero (the guy scamming the blind girl — welcome to the wacky, morally gray fun of melodrama!) is a pair of loyal followers and they are kind of awesome.
First up is Park Jin-sung. He’s not the brightest of bulbs, very much of the “hit it with a rock” school of problem solving. (Though, being a sophisticated Seoul man, he’ll also offer to hit things with a car.) But he’s intensely loyal to Oh-soo. Which earns him a lot of points in my book.
Jin-sung has a fierce temper, though. Coupled with his habit of reacting rather than thinking things through, I worry he’ll be easy to manipulate. If a clever villain decides to monkey with Oh-soo’s plan. (And especially if the plan evolves as I suspect it will.)
Countering Jin-sung’s brawn is Moon Hee-sun. Definitely the brain. Her relationship with Oh-soo is a little more complicated (they have a past), but she’s still on his side when push comes to shove. And she’s very quick-witted and apparently has mad research skills. (She provided all the background on the dead brother.)
Hee-sun’s weakness is appropriate to her intelligence. I think she could decide she needs to save Oh-soo from himself. That she knows better what’s best for him. The emotional mess of their shared past is ripe for a clever villain to use to his advantage.
(The reason I worry? There is a very clever villain lurking about. And he knows Oh-soo, and he knows Hee-sun and Jin-sung, and he knows their past. And I strongly suspect, he’s got ideas on how to use all of that knowledge for not good things.)
On a different note: Did you all notice how the graffiti behind Jin-sung and Hee-sun totally works with their outfits (and maybe even their personalities)? In That Winter the Wind Blows even digging through trash is an act of beauty.
I pulled that from a poster, but those pics are definitely of the same house. Which makes me admire the owner, because clever way of paying that thing off! (I’d imagine anyway.) And also makes me giggle a little at the small world of K-dramas. (Sung Hye-kyo starred in the first Full House.)
And now, I wait patiently for Thursday (building in subbing time). Yup. Oh, so patiently. *checks watch*