The most irritating part of this drama is that even though Hoon is our main character, he is not acting like a main character. Yes, Hoon has the moost screen time, the main part of the story revolves around him. But he is not acting on his own. He is being led by other characters (or rather by the writer) because he is sucked into this big conspiracy and acting like how others want him to act. We are unsure of his end point. What is it that our main character exactly want to acheive? Just finding Jae-hee? That would be a really stupid resolution because it’s so small. So small compared to our second lead, Jae-joon. Compared to Hoon, Jae Joon has a clearer end point. We know that he is going to take revenge, he is struggling to love Soohyun. And he is going there slowly, by his own merits. Every single action he is taking is crafted out from himself, not as a result of being manipulated by someone else. And that’s what makes Jae-joon interesting, because we’re seeing him grow as a character. I don’t want to see my main character acting so aimlessly and foolishly. I want to see my main character having a mind of his own. I hope the writer can balance the big conspiracy and Hoon’s character development without sacrificing one of them.
Read my mid-series review of doctor stranger here - http://watchwithjoo.blogspot.sg/2014/06/doctor-stranger-mid-series-review.html