This post is dedicated to the lovely Lee Bom. I will be adding more pics and gifs to it as I continue my re-watch of Thank You.
Ever since I started watching korean dramas and movies, I’ve noticed how good their child actors tend to be. Among them, Seo Shin-Ae is one of the best and her Lee Bom is still one of my all time favorite characters.
Lee Bom: a cheerful eight year old who is the light in the life of her mother, and later on her two fathers, her grandma, heck! the whole town.
What I love about Bom is that she is smart and cute and lovely, but by no means, perfect. She is just like any little kid, who talks back and doesn’t like to go to school and gives her mother grief from time to time. My mom had a strong reaction when Bom called Young-Shin a liar. She looked at me and said” “Don’t you dare do that to me” (lol moms! I guess we’ll always be kids to them).
But this is what made Bom much more compelling. She was just “a kid” going through an awful experience (HIV). No need for theatrics, to break our hearts.