I think the biggest reason I was looking forward to it is because it has some really great stars in it. I mean, ever since last year’s Gu Family Book (WOW it’s almost been exactly a year), I’ve been waiting patiently for another Lee Seung Gi drama. And when I found out that Go Ara and Cha Seung Won were also going to be in it, well.. let’s just say I’ve been counting down the days.
So yea, I’ve watched the first two episodes! Though I’m not a huge detective dramas fan, I find myself intrigued with this one. I love that they did the flash back. I love that the included the yellow umbrella, and that you have the cliché ‘girl who causes trouble with the boy who’s ultra nice to everyone’. And there’s also tragedy in the childhood flashback that affects Go Ara and Lee Seung Gi’s characters in the present day.
Gotta be honest, I’m not crazy about the first episode. Don’t get me wrong, I understand that probably a lot of people did like it. But compared with Doctor Stranger, which also came out online at about the same time, the camerawork, the story plot, the scenes, etc. just seemed normal. Nothing out of the ordinary. I can’t see what sets this one apart.
Maybe it’s just me, but I feel like I’ve seen it all before. I feel like I’ve seen the same start to a drama that I’ve seen so many other times and not done to quite the same extremes as done before. It’s a bit of a tamed down version if you will. For example, there were actually several things that were similar in the first episode of You’re All Surrounded as there were in the first NINE episodes of Missing You. You had a troubled girl played by Kim So Hyun, yellow umbrellas, kids of questionable parentage, an assassin, and a kid who goes missing after their parent dies trying to save them.
Some might think they are nothing alike, but to me that’s too many coincidences. But what kept me coming back was the Welcome to the Black Parade as the closing song! I love My Chemical Romance so much that it prompted me to watch the second episode, which then in turn won me over with comic relief.
Let’s hope this drama keeps winning us over.