The story is by far one of the most unique and amazing! The way the director makes the romance/supernatural genre work and unfold is different and introduces many interesting ideas. The pacing of the story is set at a great pace to where every episode keeps you fully engaged and has something truly important to add to the puzzle piece of the story.
Not to mention, the cinematography!! The shots, angles, lighting, and location all combined make the show mesmerizing and pleasing to view! Cannot emphasize how aesthetically pleasing this show is!
You are also taken on a rollercoaster of emotions from one end of the spectrum to the other end, beginning from the 1st to the last episode, so be ready! I don't wanna say too much here!
The characteristic of the story that stood out the most to me was the character development. How the main characters are developed are nearly perfect. The story continuously reminds you of each characters values and their personal struggles to really emphasize each character's morals, motivations, and feelings. Because of this emphasis, you are able to gain a deep understanding of where the characters are coming from.
Another thing I enjoyed about this story is the distinct persepctives it has to offer about the meaning of life and a higher being. It makes you question the bigger picture of life and the paths that life can direct you.
The only thing I disliked about the story was the age of characfer, Ji Eun Tak. I felt that, that age was a bit too young and made me feel somewhat uncomfortable watching the show. It kept me questioning myself if i could continue watching this show (which i'm glad I did), but i could understand why the director chose that age.
I really enjoyed the actors and actresses they chose! Everyone played their script incredibly and did an outstanding job in displaying emotion, body language, etc. , but i have to say that Lee Dong-wook's acting stood out to me the most!
The music in this show is definitely one of the top! The soundtracks are super catchy and fit perfectly into this show. The timing of each soundtrack is beautifully placed in the show, bringing out so much more emotion in the scenes; especially in the scenes where it really matters! There were only a few songs I disliked but If i were to highlight a few songs, i'd say "Beautiful", "Hush", "I Miss You", and "Heaven".
The only reason why I placed the rewatch value at an 8 is more of personal thing. For me, once I find out the entire story, I won't be suprised as much anymore, meaning the emotions and connections are not as strong as when I first saw the show. But there still is value in re-watching because there is so much content (as in most kdramas). You might be able o catch a lot of subtle things you might've missed, pick up on a new life lessons, and/or simply re-live the emotional moments! But would I still re-watch the show? Definitely!
So, overall, I give this show a 9/10!
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