This is the first 30-second preview of footage from the drama that is my drama to beat this season. I am officially calling it–it will slaughter everything in it’s path. I feel it in my bones.
It’s dim and wintry. There is no dialogue. We only hear piano trills. It consists entirely of looks–from him, one of curiosity from behind a curtain, then from both of them at the piano while our two protagonists are swept-up in the throes of a song; later her look of surprise, then dismay, when he shows up at her door; finally, finally, his look of intense longing as his hands move to grip her face.
There’s the hint of the forbidden. There’re simmering undercurrents of pent up passion, an eroticism. There’s also fragility. And it’s everything you want to see in a drama about well, a secret love affair.
I could also mention how gorgeous Yoo Ah In and Kim Hee Ae are. But that’s painfully obvious and not unexpected. And after those goddamn sexy posters, the explosive chemistry on display here is also not unexpected.
And anyone who has watched A Wife Credentials and The End of the World (and if you haven’t already, what are you waiting for??), can also see Ahn Pan Seok’s propensity for shooting a filled-out world worthy of cinema screens. And I also read that the same music director for A Wife’s Credentials is back on board for this.
How can 30 seconds show so little, and yet tell you so much? To call this one a noona-romance feels limiting. It will be so much more. It will destroy me. I feel it in my bones.
These posters came out today too. Salivate with me!
Update: Thanks to JReal at the soompi forum, I now know that the text in the teaser reads as follows:
“My heart is racing…
I have an ominous feeling about this…
I see that child as a man…
I see Teacher as a woman…
My body and heart…have committed a sin…”
*cue agonised screaming into pillow*
Secret Love Affair debuts on 17th March on jTBC.