Angel Eyes…was much better than I expected. Honestly, way better. I’m not a big fan of those dramas which have teens falling for each other, but will end up separating due to family issues and meet again as adults. It’s just not really my kind of thing – but in just the first episode of Angel Eyes, I find myself rooting for the couple, and they are so sweet – I think it would be so painful to see them part 😦
It’s such a waste that Kang Ha Neul and Nam Ji Hyun are only playing the teen counterpart of the leads, and they only appear for two episodes. Goo Hye Sun will be playing the adult Yoon Soo Wan, and Lee Sang Yoon would be playing the adult Park Dong Joo. I just hope that when the adults take over – the chemistry would still be there, and that the characters are constant.
Sometimes in shows which have child/teen actors, the younger counterpart does extremely well, and when the adults take over, it becomes flat. Let’s hope Angel Eyes don’t go that way. I’m expecting a lot after such an amazing first episode – and I really hope drama doesn’t disappoint.
We start off with Yoon Jae Bum, on the phone with his daughter, Yoon Soo Wan and his wife. He jokes around with Soo Wan not to take his wife away from him, and goes to perform a surgery once they hung up the call.
Soo Wan and her mother enters a tunnel – and her mother says that there is a saying if you make a wish inside a tunnel, it will come true. Soo Wan closes her eyes and try – but when she opens her eyes……the tunnel starts to collapse and their car gets overturned.
Dong Joo’s dad is a fire-fighter. He tells the team to evacuate when he senses that the tunnel will cave in soon, but just before leaving, he heard Soo Wan’s cries to save her mother who is trapped in the car. Dong Joo’s dad tells his colleague to bring Soo Wan to safety and leave first. He insist on saving Soo Wan’s mother.
He manages to get her out – and tells her to stay strong as Soo Wan’s waiting for her outside. He mentions that his wife is waiting for him too. They see the light of the exit.However, there is an explosion and the tunnel starts to cave in. Both spouses heard about the incident involving their other half.
Time passes by.
Park Dong Joo delivers porridges in the morning before school – and he has a crush on Yoon Soo Wan, who goes out in the balcony and recites theory about stars. Dong Joo memorizes everything she is saying.
It turns out that Soo Wan is working at the observatory. Dong Joo saw her standing at a balcony and gets excited and goes up to see her, but when she turns around – he quickly sits and pretends that he’s doing something else.
Soo Wan starts talking about the stars – but the screen doesn’t match with what she is saying, and a student pointed it out. She panics and her voice starts to shake. Dong Joo quickly goes beside her and whispers that she didn’t change the screen and that currently it is about cluster stars. He reminds her of the lines she has to say.
Dong Joo is out to deliver his porridges when Soo Wan comes out of the house, holding her telescope and walking pass by him. He follows her and saves her from a near accident. He shouts at her for acting so dangerously. Dong Joo realizes that Soo Wan is blind.
He walks her home, and returns the telescope. He tells him that they have a connection and she would have to listen to him for the meantime and not to die, or get hurt, or act dangerously. Soo Wan finds it ridiculous, but tells him that she won’t die. She knows that he is the one who helped her at the observatory.
Soo Wan is working – and one student went up to her to offer a drink – and when he realizes that she is blind, he keep putting his hand in front of her face. Dong Joo steps in and tells him off. He drags Soo Wan out by force when she refuses to leave.
Soo Wan is angry that Dong Joo acted as he wished. He told her to stop acting like she can see, and what is a big deal about not being able to see. She could just be confident as it isn’t her fault that she is blind. Soo Wan is pissed, and she tells him off that what he regarded as unimportant (acting like she’s a normal person), took her 3 years of practice.
Dong Joo tries for himself, as he covers his eyes and starts walking. He bumps into people, bang into things, get trouble on the road and cause people to be inconvenience. He realises how scary and how difficult it is to be unable to see.
Dong Joo walks her home. Soo Wan thanks him for pitying her and tell him that he can stop with it already. Dong Joo tells her that he is not in a situation to be pitying others. He saves his number on her phone, and tells her that he’s no. 3 on her speed dial. He tells her that he is Park Dong Joo.
Dong Joo catches Soo Wan when she fell, and she could hear his heart beating. She lies there with her eyes closed, and Dong Joo panics if she was injured. She stretches out her hand and touches Dong Joo’s face which surprised him.
He sent her home, and learns that she live alone. Soo Wan says that she like movies and ask if Dong Joo wants to watch it with her sometime. Dong Joo is excited and asks her what she wants to eat.
Dong Joo mentions that Soo Wan is a friend, and mom quickly brings her in and tells her to change. Soo Wan says that she will do it on her own – but mom insist on helping saying that she is a very scary mom.
They eat dinner together – and Hye Joo cutely tells Soo Wan to take good care of Dong Joo. Mom asks if she wants pumpkin porridge – and Soo Wan says that she loves it, and both Mom and Hye Joo knows the reason behid Dong Joo’s insistence in cooking pumpkin porridge.
Dong Joo and Soo Wan grows really close and spends a lot of time together~ he tells her that he calls his mother by her name, because his mom was happiest when his dad calls her name, and his dad is no longer around – so he should at least call her name.
Dong Joo and Soo Wan sits and talk – and Soo Wan says that she is a noona. Dong Joo refuses to call her noona and says that no one would want to call their girlfriend Noona. She is taken aback when he kisses her.
THOUGHTS & IMPRESSION
The first episode was amazing to me – it was sweet and lovely, and I’m really rooting for them. When Dong Joo covered his own eyes to try out his daily lifestyle without being able to see – it was just so amazing. He realises that it’s scary and difficult, and what he thought was nothing – was actually a very big thing to Soo Wan.
He understands how difficult it must have been for her and is deeply regretful of his actions, which was really so sweet.
Soo Wan and Jae Bum grows apart since the accident – and I honestly don’t understand why. Jae Bum hasn’t been returning home, and he believes that he will only hurt Soo Wan.
Soo Wan’s mother died in the tunnel accident – and I don’t see why either Soo Wan or Jae Bum will blame each other. Soo Wan lost her eye-sight from that accident, and maybe Jae Bum feels guilty that he is unable to let her see, thus unable to bring himself to see her. Or maybe he is upset that because Soo Wan wanted to see the stars – they got into that accident which killed his wife.
Whatever it is – it’s wrong of him to keep a distance from Soo Wan, because no matter how hurt he was, so was Soo Wan, and she probably needs all the support she could have.
Jae Bum and Oh Young Ji were talking about a case they were waiting for – could it probably be eyes?!
Dong Joo’s younger sister needs an operation – and I’m just wondering if Jae Bum is waiting for a young patient to die so that he could use the eyes to do a transplant and let Soo Wan see again.
If that’s the case, I hope Hye Joo dies naturally – and not purposely ‘killed’ by Jae Bum, just to let his own daughter see again.
Anyway, that we will probably know in the next episode I guess – but my heart is already breaking thinking that they will break up 😦
Anyway, it’s so ironic that Soo Wan will grow up to be a fire-fighter (Dong Joo’s dad’s job), and Dong Joo will be a doctor (Jae Bum’s job). Soo Wan probably decided to be a fire-fighter because of the tunnel incident, and Dong Joo who initially wanted to be a fire-fighter like his dad probably changed and become a doctor when Hye Joo dies. Well, that’s what I think for now.