I have only seen one other drama very similar to this but that was Orange Days, a japanese drama. I have never seen a drama of Wallace Huo’s or Ruby Lin’s. I was very intrigued by this drama but never took my time to actually watch it, as I was judging it by sight. I know from research whilst watching this drama, that it was actually from a Korean illustration. I now have an urge to find this and look at it for myself. I recently wrote myself a list of dramas to rewatch and of new ones to see and so far I have rewatched half of Love Contract. I have also seen two dramas for the first time; Love Storm and Love Queen. I didn’t feel an urge to publish or write a review on either of the two dramas. I was going to watch Silence but Sound of Colours seemed to stick in my mind.
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So I began watching it, I was instantly compelled by it. I have so far finished episode 7, and will do episodes 8+ later but as I don’t buy my dramas, only a few that I really enjoyed from start to finish, I must wait patiently for the uploaders (I think this is going to be a special drama to be bought). Anyway, I found the drama spilling with chemistry from the very start – Wallace isn’t an actor for nothing, he truly surprised me as some can be judgemental toward his acting and he is also of an older generation of actors as is Ruby Lin. Wallace is very attractive and his acting just made me want to watch more, he had a soft complexion and I found he had very feminine features but because of the drama being rather a soft romantic, I thought it fit amazingly. Ruby to be able to pull off an acting performance of a blind woman and make it seem so authentic for me to think it was real, I thought it was outstanding, because if you think about human nature and for people with sight, we tend to – by habit; turn and look at the people we are speaking to knowing exactly where they are and when we need something we search with out eyes only using our hands as an aid to get what we want, she was unable to do that. When she was spoken to or had to find something she had to put herself in the shoes of a blind person. The support acting was very convincing, I liked how it all clicked together and their links to eachother. Usually a story plot of the drama isn’t brought together in the beginning but at the end, for instance when you watch a drama you know who the main characters are but without too much research you don’t discover their link to one another or how they end up unless you watch the whole drama from start to finish, but in this one the links and the plot was as clear as daylight, since at the start the links were put into place and within the first two episodes you are thrown into a whirlwind of a drama. They get together on a whim and only based on minor feelings in the beginning. They take a leap of faith with eachother. Through some twisted fate they are brought together from a brief meeting in their past, and this meeting from then changes her life forever. He hides the past and the fact he was the person who deprived her of regaining her sight, with knowing he is to blame, and through her radio station she has he apologises to her with so much sincerity it makes her cry, before that kindly offering his umbrella, without knowing it is her. He is fascinated by her, knowing later that she is the girl from his part and not revealing the truth, as of yet, he takes it upon himself to understand her. From the giving of that umbrella he begins a manga project on a story based upon her. He suddenly wants to be her boyfriend, very early on and even thought, usually I find a drama with that plotline a complete mess this drama was nothing of the sort. He falls for her very fast and she grows feelings quickly towards him in order to reciprocate what he feels. Even though she is blind, she is so kind hearted so you can understand why not just Lu Xiang likes her, she is also indeed very pretty, and I have said before; plain women are much more attractive than women who try so hard with cosmetics. Less is more basically.

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The chemistry between the actors is astounding, I felt as though I could feel their emotions I wanted to understand their feelings, which is rare for me to find in a drama, when I review a drama only in some situations I feel a compelling need to watch the drama and want to understand the character and this is only subtle, but in this drama from when I began watching to when I physically had to stop myself, I felt a strong urge. The acting was so natural and free flowing, you didn’t see any cringeworthy pieces of acting or anything that would seem as if it was a forced piece of acing to portray the character and none of it seemed over the top and none of it was as if the actor or actresses were trying to hard on their behalfs either.

One thing I did notice, was the voice dubs, I noticed this and found it strange in the beginning then I understood that their real voices had been dubbed over which was a shame and minorly spoiled the beautiful acting as some voices didn’t fit the character, it would have fit the drama better if it was the actor and actresses real voices. So, so far I am extremely satisfied with this drama and very happy I decided to take the time and watch it.

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