Lee Su Yeon is a bullied high school student known to everyone in her neighborhood as the daughter of a murderer. Those around Su Yeon avoid her or scorn her, causing her to isolate herself until the day she meets Han Jeong U, the son of a rich chairman. Jeong U doesn't seem to care about her background, taking her side and protecting her from others who try to hurt her. The two become friends and slowly start falling in love with each other, but Su Yeon's sudden disappearance due to an accident separates them. Fourteen years later, Han Jeong U has become a homicide detective, and still searches for the first love he can't forget.
From the very first episode your heart is breaking for Lee Soo Yeon. When Han Jung Woo comes into her life you see a glimpse of hope for her, hope for light in her dark world. I feel the writers did a wonderful job with every single one of these characters. Lee Soo Yeon is not the typical weak girl who tries to hard to get the man. Even with everything bad she experienced she only showed fear and never weakness. You feel so much pain for her. You feel her hatred for those who harmed her, you feel her pain and obligation she feels she has to Kang Hyung Joon, You feel her torment when she recalls what happens to her . Yun Eun Hye did an amazing job. Han Jung Woo, what a sweet heart and your heart breaks for him too for all the pain he goes through. Although he lived a great life with Eun Joo and Kim Myung Hee, you still know being thrown away from his actual family is something that constantly hurts him. There is so many elements to this show and they are all very deep and heart wrenching. Its a terrific drama. There are things that keep you smiling and you are thankful for the positive relationships in the show. Kang Hyung Joon is an amazing character as well. Its a confusing feeling watching him. You pity him, you hate him, you are afraid for him and of him, but ultimately you just pity him. The ending is amazing! You will cry.
I Miss You is a show that suits a very specific audience and is one of those dramas that you either really like or really hate. Unfortunately for me, it fell into the really hate category.
The drama starts off great, strong in the childhood aspect, slightly weaker with the adults, but watchable. And while the story is clearly written with one goal (to wring as many tears out of the audience as possible), there is some aspect of being able to go with it.
That being said, everything goes off the deep end as the story progresses. The dark aspects of the childhood arc are disregarded. The characters make no sense, and the relationships that were forged were terrible. Instead of wanting either guy to win, I began to feel both were terrible for the female lead and that all three really should go their own ways.
It's hard to like a story when you can't root for the main couple, because all the reasons they are getting together are wrong, and frankly don't make sense.
The acting isn't terrible. Everyone is great at crying, which is great because that makes up about 80% of the show. The only real person I felt dissatisfied with was Yun Eun Hye because I didn't feel anything for her character as an adult; and in her defense, it seemed like a combined issue of bad acting as well as a badly written character.
The family camaderie between Jeong U, Eun Ju and their mother is great, and was the sole reason I continued to watch this show.
Unfortunately, with this show, Yun Eun Hye continues her streak of bad luck with dramas post-Coffee Prince, and Yu Seung Ho heads off to the army with an unsatisfactory show. The only person who somewhat came out of this show unscathed is Park Yu Cheon who continues to slowly, but steadily improve on his acting.
My verdict: too weepy and badly plotted for my taste, but give the first few episodes a shot. You'll quickly come to know whether it's your cup of tea or not.