Saturday, March 31, 2012

Love Rain: Episodes 1-2

Love Rain is like a pretty shell with no substance. The beautifully shot, soft-spoken exterior tries to mask an essentially empty interior. If I simply turn off my brain and stare at the screen, it's a smooth and pleasant ride. If I try to actually make sense of anything the characters do, I end up frustrated and confused.

The acting is actually not bad, and Yoona/Jang Geun Seuk have a lovely, delicate chemistry. It's purely the characters and writing that kill this. No matter how heart-thuddingly gorgeous Jang is when unhappy, his boneless, pathetic excuse of a character leaves me unwilling to offer any sympathy.