Review – Thank You (…No Thank You)
This drama is all about understatement (the picture above is very misleading… basically the little girl and grandpa are the only happy souls in the show). It’s almost entirely set on a small island, the slow pace of life mirrored in the slow pace of the story unfolding.
Plot: A young girl is desperately in love with her childhood sweetheart, who thwarts her to go off in pursuit of bigger ambitions. But not before knocking her up, unbeknownst to him. She raises the child the best she can, along with her elderly grandfather who suffers from dementia. When her daughter is about eight years old, she’s in a car accident – and due to a mix up at the hospital, given contaminated blood and ends up with HIV. The doctor responsible dies, but not before sending her doctor boyfriend off on a mission to apologize to the child and mother for her. A series of events bring the doctor and the long-lost father of the child back to the island at the same time – and basically… it’s a slow, atmospheric WWIII of the Heart, with the adorable little girl at the center.
It’s a decent story about responsibilities and insecurities and families and communities. You’ll come to know the small town and all the people in it as if you moved in, too. I didn’t love it. I’m not sure I even liked it. The whole thing was a dreary mess, honestly… sort of washed out and pitiful instead of intense and heartbreaking. I prefer my melodramas to be the latter.
Overall Rating – 7/10. Small Town Life is Highly Contagious, Take Precautions.
Just a little bit more… but not much…. light spoilers follow…