Not trying to put these drama's on a pedestal or anything, but it's clear these were some of the best dramas in recent years.
However, apart from romantically, I am finding the plot interesting enough to carry on.
Hope it does get better, considering its reputation. The kdrama industry is very much like the anime industry in their own ways.
My husband is one to make jokes during serious times too so we related to the leads for that too.
Lol and we Did fall in love and date right away 27 years ago but we aren't Korean so I know that was also different.
You have this girl, and she's facing some sort of issue, and then she meets this boy who's richer than her or more good looking than her, then they fall in love in the dumbest way possible along with a love triangle that happens, and a very poor storyline. A story about loving someone in a time where death and accidents are occurring, while questioning if this person is someone who you can rely on for the rest of your life because of the secrets they keep away from you (especially with what has been going on around them).
A story about fighting for the same cause, but using different methods that goes against each other. A story about choosing who to kill and choosing who to save.
It's honestly a piece of art, and it saddens me that people try overlooking this drama just because it was popular and was written by Kim Eun Sook. Even Goblin was a wonderful acclaimed story that was a great follow-up project to Descendants Of The Sun.
The music was wonderful, the acting (with the 4 leads) were outstanding, the cinematography was gorgeous, the storyline was filled with very interesting ideals done in a great and wonderful way, and the romance felt just so real.
Shi-Jin (Song Joong-Ki) is the captain of the special forces.