I Watch Korean Drama – Friend, Our Legend

The voiceover from the first scene of Friend, Our Legend still haunts me to this day, months after I saw the drama. I wonder if part of the reason Jin Sook couldn’t choose Dong Soo has to do with the fear of being expected to be too much for Dong Soo. Part of me thinks it’s really touching and romantic when he told Jin Sook that in his whole life, there are only two people who have given him dream and hope to live – the art teacher and Jin Sook. But another part of me thinks it’s scary to be the be-all-and-end-all for someone, too much pressure and expectation, too much fear that you’ll fall short and end up ruining the other person’s life. And there’s also the way that Dong Soo seems to be idealizing Jin Sook too much, that in some ways, he doesn’t really see her in her entirety, good qualities and negative qualities, flaws, warts and all, the way I think Jun Seok ultimately does. I guess in the end, no matter how much my heart breaks for Dong Soo, I think Jin Sook probably made the best choice she could. (And no, my heart didn’t break for Dong Soo just because he’s played by Hyun Bin, he is truly a heartbreaking character).         

The sky is crying again
The sky that understands the way of the world
It can be confirmed that the sky understands better than me
The sorrow present in the human world
So, I determine that the sky has to cry often
But, when the sky is crying
It’s the first time I felt love
It’s like the drizzling rain that stops
And reveals the clear blue sky
Looking at me, she shows a beautiful smile
If only that smile, that beautiful smile
Can stay in this world forever
It doesn’t matter what I’ve become



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