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[Video Review] Seo In Guk Sheds Tears Among Pretty Images in ′With Laughter of With Tears′ MV

Rating Rating more Two Stars

2013.04.13 13:00 Mwave Erika Kim

At first glance, this music video may just look like the story of a normal, everyday guy missing his previous lover in a breakup, but there′s actually a twist.

[Video Review] Seo In Guk Sheds Tears Among Pretty Images in ′With Laughter of With Tears′ MV

On April 11, Seo In Guk released the music video to his new single With Laughter or With Tears (I Smiled and Then I Cried), starring himself and actress Ku Hye Sun.

Apparently, Seo In Guk and Ku Hye Sun were lovers in the past, but they broke up, leaving Seo In Guk in tears with memories of their love.

[Video Review] Seo In Guk Sheds Tears Among Pretty Images in ′With Laughter of With Tears′ MV

His bright and colorful scenes with Ku Hye Sun are actually really cute, adding another item to our list of videos that make us want to date, and being the actor he also is, he puts on a convincing show of sorrow in the gray and sad scenes of reality.

The past and present alternate, showing us how Seo In Guk can′t seem to shake off his past, and all is well (for us at least), but then the video takes a detour and hits us with a scene that seems to come out of nowhere.

[Video Review] Seo In Guk Sheds Tears Among Pretty Images in ′With Laughter of With Tears′ MV

It is hinted that Seo In Guk may be a boxer or anything related when he′s shown ′sparring′ with Ku Hye Sun in the past and he keeps hitting a punching bag to try to get over the memories in the present, but it turns out he′s something entirely different in the mystery scenes.

Suddenly the video turns to a scene showing a bunch of guys in suits lying around among bits of rubble, and Seo In Guk walks among them, implying that he was the one who got them there. As he looks in the mirror vainly brushing off his dark suit, we get to guess that he′s probably the member of a gang, and though this doesn′t seem to add much to explaining his relationship or breakup with Ku Hye Sun, we can accept that.

The big question mark pops up when Seo In Guk starts walking out of wherever he was and the place turns out to be a bar, with...guess who′s pouring drinks behind the counter?

[Video Review] Seo In Guk Sheds Tears Among Pretty Images in ′With Laughter of With Tears′ MV

Ku Hye Sun.

Seo In Guk spots her and Ku Hye Sun spots him, and the two turn their eyes away from each other, hinting perhaps that this is happening after their breakup.

We then get a (literal) dizzying cocktail mix of scenes showing the two crying after their chance encounter, the original gray scenes showing Seo In Guk thinking back to their past and the colorful scenes showing the two as a couple.

The cocktails are beautiful, to be honest, and we′re glad they′re there, but what do the new scenes mean? Did they break up because they were a gangster and bartender? Did they end up in their vocations after the breakup? Or are we entirely mistaken about the scenes when they actually explain how they met? Why, then, is everyone crying?

Buckle up before you click the play button on this music video, because it′s going to leave you with a lot of questions if you′re the type that wants to get behind the story of dramatized music videos. If not, enjoy the pretty scenes and colors, because the videos and images are truly stunning and cute.

Rating: ★★★☆☆



Photo credit: Jellyfish Entertainment

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