26 August 2013 | ultra_mafic
A Bromance for the Ages
I avoided this drama for a while because I'm just not that into idols or boy bands but I was wrong, wrong, wrong. This is gritty and realistic without being overly dark. It's moving and emotional without being cheesy or over-dramatic. It's intense at times, lighthearted at others, funny, powerful, heartbreaking, and moving. I got angry at a character one moment to find myself crying for them the next. I was sure I knew where the plot was going only to be consistently surprised where the drama took me, yet afterward couldn't imagine it any other way. AND OH THE BROMANCE. You have not experienced bromance until you have experienced Eye Candy. Each member of the band had distinct and consistent interactions with each other band member, and each had a complicated personality and history with a compelling story and real growth. The band as a whole goes through its own story arc which is deeply satisfying. The side characters were well fleshed-out as well, and went on their own personal journeys. The writing, directing and editing were spot on. This is just a solid drama, inside and out. A must see. One of the best dramas I have ever seen.