And not just him – I was also inspired by watching Choi Kang-hee in Mystery Queen – and got to thinking about how much I really loved him (and her, albeit briefly) in Thank You. Plus there’s the fact that the Chinese version of it with Ming Dao is finally going to be released after almost 8 years! The culmination of all this reminiscing is that I decided to do a rewatch of Thank You, squeezing it in whenever there’s a gap in new released episodes.
Generally I find some of the older ones just that little bit cheesy after all this time, but except for some overblown bits of scenery chewing on Jang Hyuk’s part, I enjoyed episode 1 last night. Good thing I know he’ll settle down and deliver. I’m looking forward to it – and the poignant relationship with Gong Hyo-jin’s character.