Genre: Melodrama, Romance, Comedy
Hello my drama watching friends. I’ve been silent in the world of blogging recently because I’ve been in complete Kdrama focus watching mode. I finished watching the 2007 drama “Thank you” about 3 hours ago. It’s been an intense past 4 days.
I really, really enjoyed this drama. First of all, it introduced my to my newest crush, Jang Hyuk. Oh wow, was he great. Now I’m going to have to find more dramas, and movies he’s been in (so please let me know if you have any recommendations).
I guess one of the things I liked the most about this drama was the heartfelt story which goes hand in hand with these amazing characters that make the story.
So basically this little girl, Lee Bom played by Seo Shin Ae is infected with HIV/AIDS due to a doctor’s unintentional mistake. The doctor carries this guilt, and her dying wish to her Dr. boyfriend, Min Ki Seo played by Jang Hyuk is that he tells the mother of the little girl (Lee Young Shin played by Gong Hyo Jin) that she is sorry for her mistake. After she passes away due to cancer, fate has it that he ends up meeting the family again, and basically falls in the love with the whole family.
I loved the grandpa is this drama (Mr. Lee played by Shin Goo). He was so adorable and a fantastic actor I must add. He had dementia, and as a result wasn’t sure what was going on most of the time, but he remembered certain people and had very interesting nicknames for them. I also loved his obsession with choco pies.
The sweet little Lee Bom was also a wonderful actress. It made me smile when she would sing and dance and I would feel so sad when she was upset and would cry.
Jang Hyuk and Gong Hyo-jin were very fun to watch interact. He was often very harsh at times, but you could see as time went on how he changed, and how he had a huge heart and so much love for her. Basically, he would do anything for her and her family. They became the most important thing in his life.
She did a really convincing job at trying to hold back her feelings for him. You could tell her heart was swaying, but she kept trying to pull away from him because her situation was a very complicated one and she didn’t want to burden him or for him to be nice to her out of pity.
I was pretty furious at times watching this to think how cruel and ignorant people can be when it comes to someone being infected with HIV/AIDS. I think it’s good though that this drama provoked these kind of emotions. There’s a beautiful underlining message in this drama. It’s so much more than just a love story. It goes beyond “They’re in love” and really focuses on choosing to see the world in a beautiful way despite circumstance and misfortune and holding on tightly to those you love.
I absolutely love it. This is a drama I’m going to think about for a long time. It also has really good re-watch value.
Quick rating 4.98/5