Coffee House (Korean Drama 2010)


Lee Jin Soo made it big after writing several thriller novels and establishing himself as a talented novelist. He works for Seo Eun Young, the owner of the biggest publishing company in Korea, and has a long-time friendship with her. Jin Soo has lots of fans, especially female ones, and he seems to be the perfect match for any woman… but what no one knows is that he is actually a bit weird and sarcastic, has lots of strange habits, and holds a dark secret. The one who has to cope with him and his habits is his secretary, Kang Seung Yeon, who begged him for this job to become a pro instead of the below-average girl that she really is. On top of that, there is also the return of Han Ji Won, Eun Young’s ex-fiance, whom she despises. Ji Won tries to win Eun Young back, but she has her eyes set on Jin Soo.

Excerpted from: MyDramalist


Words from Me:

I didn’t really want to take note of this drama but it seemed unfair of me to not put my thoughts into it since I did waste 16 hours on it, which I truly regret.

The story line was pretty annoying. I don’t know what the writers were thinking when they started brewing up the plot. It had a weak start and a weak ending. It’s basically about a famous writer who can’t decide how to get on with his life and the person he truly loves. Insert a couple of supporting actors: the secretary who begged to be employed, the publisher whom he has a special history with, the guy who likes the publisher, the guy who likes the secretary, the family of the secretary… then jumble them up all together and you get a twisted romcom drama with a mix of good humor every now and then. The drama was definitely misleading, I hand that to the writers because it definitely did pent up my emotions at a certain length. However as I pushed forward to watch, I eventually had to let go of my frustration because I knew nothing was going to come out of it and the story just sucked and wasn’t my cup of tea.

Notable characters that I did like were: the main character who was portrayed by Kang Ji Wan was a superb actor, based on his drama history but the story for this series didn’t give justice to his acting skills at all. This is also one of Ham Eun Jung’s earlier dramas as she looked pretty young in here.  Then there’s the oh so pretty Park Shi Yeon and the cynical looking guy Jung Woong In who is also a veteran actor to boot. They all have these great cast so I was pretty disappointed with the delivery of this drama.

Though I would have to admit that there were times where I laughed my ass out to some scenes, that still wasn’t enough for me to go on rambling and recommending the drama. It will only be a waste of time. So I’m posting it to say that this is one of those drama’s which people should avoid watching if they are looking for a better story line that actually makes sense. I think the music was alright, but I somehow couldn’t remember it for the life of me.



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