I just want to start out by saying that I never planned on writing a review of Angel Eyes because, let’s face it, we’re already six episodes in and that’s quite a lot to catch up on but I started watching it this weekend and was immediately hooked. So here I sit, ready to dive into this roller-coaster ride of feels the rest of the world knows as Angel Eyes. Care to join me?
I think Angel Eyes may have one of the most action-packed and heart-breaking beginnings I have ever watched. In just under six minutes, we’ve got a tunnel collapsing, cars exploding, people dying, hearts breaking and lives being changed forever. If that’s not the perfect setup to a drama overrun with feels, I don’t know what is! From accident, to funeral, to years later, Angels Eyes is one of those rare dramas where the back-story isn’t dragged out for a zillion episodes and for that, I’m glad. Keeping the pace of this drama quick and steady makes it so easy to get caught up in the story of Park Dong Joo and Yoon Soo Wan that before you know it, one episode has ended and another has begun.
So what is so incredibly addicting about Angel Eyes? Well for starters, I’m a big fan of Kang Ha Neul so seeing him play the younger version of Park Dong Joo is just a treat. If you thought he was adorable in Monstar or Heirs you’re going to flip when you see him playing this adorably sweet high school kid who falls in love with one of his mom’s porridge customers. Seriously, this kid is just about the most adorable guy on the face of the planet and watching him attempt to express his feelings for Yoon Soo Wan is like getting hit by a semi-truck of feels! It’s seriously almost too much for this poor zombie to handle but, to be fair, it’s not all Dong Joo’s fault. Nam Ji Hyun, who plays the younger Yoon Soo Wan is just as adorable as Kang Ha Neul and the chemistry these two have is undeniably fantastic. Watching the relationship between Soo Wan and Dong Joo grow was such a delight it nearly killed me when it ended so quickly.
What started out so fantastically adorable in episode one quickly turned to gut-wrenchingly painful in episode two. Poor Dong Joo and Hae Joo! I should have know that any drama that started with such a roller-coaster of emotions in the first episode would continue the ride in the next but I wasn’t expecting anything as tragic as the death of Miss Jung Hwa! Of course, without the death of Miss Jung Hwa, Soo Wan would never receive Jung Hwa’s eyes and then we’d have no reason for there to be tragic conflict later on in this story and we all know that with this being a melodrama, we have to have all kinds of tragic conflict before our OTP can end up together. At least Angel Eyes isn’t disappointing us in that area! The connection between Yoon Soo Wan’s mother and Park Dong Joo’s father’s deaths, the fact that Soo Won received Jung Hwa’s eyes and the fact that Soo Won’s father was the doctor who did his best to save Jung Hwa are all more than enough fuel for this melodramatic fire and as painful as it may prove to be, I’m really looking forward to watching this story unfold as I have a feeling the pain will be worth it in the end.
And now it’s time for you to tell me what your thoughts are of Angle Eyes. Were you hooked right away, like I was or did the whole roller-coaster of emotions kind of put you off? What do you think about the twisted fate of Dong Joo and Soo Won? Do you think that Dong Joo will feel differently about Soo Won if he ever finds out that she has his mom’s eyes? Will Soo Won ever forgive Dong Joo for breaking his promise and disappearing before she could wake up from surgery? As always, I’d love to know what you’re thinking so be sure to leave me a comment or two below!