Friendship evolves into something more between two high school students: a playful chaebol heir and the diligent bodyguard who's always by his side. (Source: Netflix) Edit Translation
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I'd recommend watching both the series and the movie, it's worth it!There are just a few points in which they differ from each other:
1. The Inner Monologues:
What the movie didn't include are the inner monologues of Gook and Taejoo, which I really loved in the series. But what surprised me was, that even tho they left them out everything still works perfectly fine, just because of the amazing acting. You'll notice that even without words you can just read everything from their faces and that's honestly so impressive.
2. The Music:
The movie gives of a different vibe mostly due to the different soundtrack.
In my opinion it was a bit more intense and emphasized the emotions of the characters better in some scenes.
What made me a bit sad was, that the part of the soundtrack which I personally love the most wasn't present in the movie as much as it was in the series (I'm talking about 'Light' by KEUM JO). In the series it was playing at the end of every episode and I loved it so frickin much!!
3. The Transitions/Cuts:
The transitions were different cuz (obviously) they can't just mash everything together and call it a movie.
Some scenes where cut short while some were a little longer than in the series. And it honestly didn't bother me at all!
I think everyone can see how much thought they've put into how to assemble every cut/transition.
Everything just works together very well
I myself watched the movie after the series but I guess the order doesn't really matter! Both versions have their charm and are definitely worth watching!
I actually enjoyed this more than the drama!Don't get me wrong, I LOVED the drama and gave it an overall rating of 9.5/10. I give this 10/10 because something just felt right here. I actually really enjoyed the removal of the inner dialogue. I generally don't like hearing inner dialogue in dramas, it kind of minimizes the things I'm feeling. Some of the scenes where there normally would've been a dialogue just seemed so much more beautiful! I think it's because it was all about feelings then. YOU get to think things. The music was also changed and it gave it such a more (for lack of a better word) "mature" feel to it. On my drama review, I put Story and Music a score of 9, but I really had to up them both to 9.5 because the movie just made it so much better.
This movie made me BUY a Viki Standard Pass so I could watch it (I have no regrets, now I can also watch so many more dramas). Please enjoy this movie, as it is the director's cut! They didn't just make a movie to make a movie.
If you're thinking of watching, please do! This movie was wonderful in so many ways. Both Han Gi Chan and Jang Eui Soo did an amazing job at acting. Especially for Gi Chan, I can imagine it must've been hard to debut as an actor in a BL drama, not long after trying to debut as an idol. He was so good at expressing his emotions, I really couldn't tell that it was his first time acting. Every actor did an amazing job portraying their characters! Without spoiling too much, the story is very sweet and had my emotions on a roller coaster, even though it was so short. The development between Tae Joo and Gook was amazing and I am a sucker for romances like these. (Copied from my drama review.)