Dear Shin Ha-kyun,
You are… simply magnificent. No, I don’t mean the character Kim Soo-young, though I love him to bits as well. I must confess to having only heard of your impressive prowess in passing. I watched a random episode or two of Brain. But I never quite knew for myself just how special, how amazing you were. Until the much-beleaguered All About My Romance.
To be honest, I wasn’t all that impressed in the opening episodes: I fell asleep during Episode 2. But your loud-mouthed, foul-tempered, poopy butt congressman Kim Soo-young really got to me when he fell in love. And I say he is yours, because I love YOUR portrayal, YOUR rendition, YOUR reprisal, YOUR bringing to life of a man who loved himself above all else because no one else would.
A man who fell in love with someone else for the first time in his life… and just poured out that love that had been bottled up inside, waiting for another vessel to receive it.
A man who unhesitatingly gave everything, showed everything, did everything for the woman he loved.
A man who was all too willing to reveal to the public his biggest secret, and his greatest source of pain – to protect the woman he loved.
A man who ceded to his woman’s wishes – even when she poopily suggested they break up.
And a man who has quietly stepped back… but refuses to let go.
It’s a one-man show, and I bemoan the fact that you aren’t receiving the accolades you deserve. But I do hope you know that you’ve acquired a die-hard fan who will shout your praises to the ends of the earth. I’m mighty hard to get rid of. Just so you know.