Yoo Ah-In Always Brings It
Oh, he’s bringing it… and has so much he’s leaving with leftovers
So, it’s been a pretty lazy Spring for me – with a tendency to rewatch old dramas over committing to new dramas. I justed rewatched Chicago Typewriter (absolutely love this unusual love story that bounces through time), and was in awe of the acting prowess of Yoo Ah-In. What can’t he do?
He’s so good that I didn’t even realize he was Moon Jae-Sin in Sungkyunkwan Scandal. And I’ve watched that romantic drama at least six times! Maybe it’s the wig, but even so… I generally recognize my favorite Korean actors now. I’ve got an eye for it. Or so I thought….
I thought he was a cute, horny mess of a piano prodigy in the “noona” romance Secret Affair. Still not a favorite, but I admit it was good.
piano inspired orgasms everywhere
To me, probably forever, he’ll be Lee Bang-Won, the Scholar Dragon, from Six Flying Dragons. Damn, he was amazing in that drama. That entire drama was amazing!
Six Flying Dragons
So far, there’s nothing on his docket for 2018, as far as dramas go… but I would rather he hold out for something worthy of him than just kill time making a “meh” drama. He could probably transform a “meh” drama into something fantastic just by being in it… I mean… geesh, he’s good. But quality actors should seek out quality dramas. It’s always so disappointing when one of the A-Lister’s make a so-so show.
There are very few actors I keep an eye out for… watching the news feeds to see what their next move will be. Yoo Ah-In is one of those actors. He’s just golden.
Review – Sungkyunkwan Scandal
I recently rewatched Sungkyunkwan Scandal, for… what? Maybe the sixth time? It’s an adorable romantic comedy. It is, in my opinion, the best historical romantic comedy. Still standing strong since 2010. It has it all. The best of all the tropes. All your favorite things. All the things you hope to see in a romantic comedy. All the tricks of the trade done just right. And for some reason, it’s impossible for me to write a review about it. Every time I try, I just end up wanting to watch it again. Sometimes you just have a to watch it. When everyone agrees that it’s awesome – how many reviews do you need to read, anyways? Trust the crowd. It’s true. It’s really, really freaking good.
The cast is perfect. The lead male is the most delightful stick in the mud nerd… and let’s face it, how often is the main character an uptight, mega nerd? But it works! It works because they paired him off with a equally smart lady disguised as a man, who has a sense of humor and a flair for drama. It works because they balanced him off with polar opposite friends – a carefree, socialite who is interested in fashion and flirting (Yeorim! Oh, how I love him!) and a misfit, rebel who is interested in fighting and social justice won through actions over words. They’re all awesome. I wanted to be bestie with all these besties.
Just watch it. You won’t be sorry. You’ll laugh and be entertained and smitten and charmed. It’s unavoidable. It’s so well written – the cast is large and memorable.
Overall Rating – 10/10. Nerds in Love.