Mask (2015) 假面
Genre: Mystery, Romance, Melodrama
Enjoyment: 9/10 Pace: 9/10 No. of times I watched it: 2
Liked the chemistry between the lead couple a lot! Enjoyed how they often repeat lines said by each other to show their care and concern and how cheesy they are at times. The relationship is extremely romantic as the drama progresses haha. I have a soft spot for dramas that involve marriage before there is real love. As I am someone who treasures relationships between family members, I just like dramas that try to work out love of the couple by letting them be family members first which is the case for this drama. It is fun to watch Min Woo slowly falling in love with Ji Sook, acting and saying things that he usually would not, like initiating to sing the birthday song for her and giving many excuses for not buying another bed or saying comically that he is emotional at night.
The scene that he carries her to the bed and his look when she wraps her arm around him is just perfect. Haha. Their divorce counselling is quite engaging. I liked how the twist is put in place with Ji Sook finally stepping up for Min Woo instead of continuing to follow Suk Hoon’s plan. Soo Ae acted the contrast in the character very well from weak and defenseless to being able to see through Suk Hoon’s plan, giving him a shocking retaliation. Liked the last episode but Min Woo and Ji Sook’s child does not look like them…haha.
Impressed by Suk Hoon who is such a good liar that is not even the least affected when he tell lies. This makes him such a powerful villain who can easily manipulate others even at the times that his lies are almost being detected or exposed. He does succeed in trying to ruin the family in a way. However, he also throws away his own happiness as a result. He could have lived a fulfilling life with Eun Ha whom he loves instead of using her as part of his revenge. It is a pity that Eun Ha passes away because of that. I feel sorry for Mi Yun who only yearns for Suk Hoon’s love. Her struggle in the drama to be happy and loved made her departure more heartfelt. Although I dislike her for indirectly leading to a few deaths, I liked how her character adds depth to the drama as she struggles to choose between protecting Suk Hoon and her half-brother, Min Woo.
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