My Girl (Korean Drama 2005)

Synopsis:

When Gong Chan meets the lively and beautiful Yoo Rin, he finds out that she has connections to his missing cousin, whom his grandfather has been searching for. He asks Yoo Rin to lie about being his long missing cousin until he can find his real cousin. She says yes, but soon their feelings for each other get in the way of their plans. Gong Chan’s friend, Jung Woo falls for YooRin while Gong Chan’s ex-girlfriend, Seo Hyun, a pro tennis player, tries to win him back. Will the two ever tell each other how they feel? Will Gong Chan ever find his real cousin?

Excerpted from: MyDramalist

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Words from Me:

Another rom-com kdrama that hooked me up. This was my second time seeing Lee Da Hae in a drama, but as a lead. I’ve first seen her in Sweet 18 as an antagonist and told myself, “She’s really pretty and I think comedy would suit her.” Then a few years later, My Girl aired in Korea and there she was, the main character.

The story is not really original but how the characters played it was awesome. Seeing Lee Da Hae run around in her boots as Lee Dong Wook chase around for her was very amusing, then not to forget the cutie/hottie Lee Jun Ki who’s also bent up on following her as well. Why so many hot guys on your tail Da Hae???

The story revolves around Joo Yoo Rin (Da Hae) who’s on the run because of her father’s debt to loan sharks, then there is Seol Gong Chan (Dong Wook) who is a rich man with no parents but has a doting grand father who is looking for his long lost grand daughter. Their paths cross each other and that’s how chaos began to both on their lives.

Music wise, it was tuned up to every scene and does coincide with the acting on screen but nothing really memorable. Overall, this is a really nice series, even the ending was funny specially if you are a Kdrama buff who’s into a rom-com-feel-good-watch-genre.

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My Lovely Kim Sam Soon (Korean Drama 2005)

Synopsis:

Kim Sam Soon is a baker who has a talent in making pastries and cakes. On Christmas Eve, she caught her boyfriend, Min Hyun Woo, cheating on her and breaks up. On that same night, she accidentally went into the men’s restroom and met Hyun Jin Heon. By sheer coincidence, Jin Heon needs a baker for his restaurant Bon Appetit and Sam Soon is unemployed. Sam Soon is hired as the restaurant’s chief baker and the two fight like cat and dog.

Excerpted from: MyDramalist

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Words from Me:

The realism of this drama, in which a lot of women verbalized on relating to is so palpable it can’t be explained in words. Why? Not all women look like Son Ye-jin or Song Hye Kyo. Not all women are pretty for a fact. There are more average looking women than to those who look like a walking model. So yes… they could relate big time with Kim Sam Soon because she looks average, even on the chubby side and most of all she’s a dork. A woman in her thirties with no fulfillment in life. This drama would hook up the old maids out there who are mopping for not marrying that guy from their past because he cheated on her or for the teenagers who are in their late blooming stage, crying out and being hopeful because though they won’t grow up looking like a cover model of a magazine, at least they can catch that Hyun Jin-Heon of their life. Even in their average self.

Hyun Bin, why are you so damn good looking?!? *fans self*

This is a romantic comedy that would strike all women in every age level because… it is Kim Sam Soon.

No need for further explanation.

Just kidding! The story has a lot to offer despite having a cliche-ish plot but having My_Lovely_Kim_Sam_SoonKim Sam Soon as the center of that story line makes things very interesting. Since I have mentioned earlier about her characteristics, I’m going to add something as to why she is a charming character despite being an average person. It actually has something to do with her personality. The fact that she faces her problems head and on and doesn’t back out on the things that makes her miserable is something to be proud of. Though sometimes her mouth runs off before she thinks, at least she’s honest about how she feels. Also, as any normal girl could be, she can act like a teenager who’s in her prepubescent years. I think that side of her is cute. Then there’s the young-hot-blooded-rich-good-looking Hyun 347Jin Heon. Pairing him up with a woman who seems like an old maid is kind of peculiar, but these days age doesn’t really matter anymore. Both characters were portrayed by Kim Sun Ah and Hyun Bin. I couldn’t imagine Sam Soon and Jin Heon as any other actor other than the ones I have mentioned. They were so good at their roles that the character seemed to be themselves in real life. Aside from the two main actors, I particularly liked the second leads who are Dr. Henry Kim and Yoo Hee Jin which was played by Daniel Henney and Jung Ryeo Won. They played an uncanny love triangle with Jin Heon setting aside Sam Soon who doesn’t even have a second lead to lean on, except her bastard ex if that would even count as a love interest.

The catchy thing about this drama is the feeling of a fairy tale like kind of story but at the same time it could also happen in real life. I would also like to add up that the soundtrack of this drama is quite catchy, and this is also the first drama I caught Daniel Henney in. Yep, Hyun Bin isn’t the only eye candy in this drama. I’m throwing in a towel for Daniel too! So even though this drama is pretty old school, I’m putting it in my classic drama list and definitely recommending it to all the women out there.

PHOTOS ARE NOT MINE. CREDITS TO THE OWNER.

 

Delightful Girl Choon Hyang (Korean Drama 2005)

Synopsis:

The story begins when Lee Mong Ryong is transferred from Seoul to a high school in Namwon, North Jeolla Province. Choon Hyang does her best to help Mong Ryong, her first love and the son of the Namwon Police Station chief, to enter a prestigious university. However, after meeting with Mong Ryong’s first love, Chae Rin, Mong Ryong’s love toward Choon Hyang is shattered, although Choon Hyang’s love remains unwavering. One day, Byeon Hak Do, CEO of a famous entertainment company, appears in her life. He exudes confidence that he can make any woman fall for him. But as Choon Hyang shows no interest in him, his self-esteem is damaged profoundly. Byeon Hak Do is determined to make her love him.

~~ “Sassy Girl, Choon Hyang” is the 2005 interpretation of the “Legend of Choon Hyang”.

Excerpted from: MyDramalist

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Words from Me:

Choon Hyang is the modern version of a folk tale in Korea. I have no idea what that story was about though. What I know is that this version is one heck of a rom-com Kdrama. It reminds me of that Taiwanese drama entitled It Started with a Kiss. Two very different story lines, but the acting concept is so much alike it makes me laugh my ass out thinking about it.

During the first half of the drama, it starts light and really wacky. The two protagonists clashed so much that they both got so much into trouble. There were many misunderstanding that it was hard not to laugh with the absurdity of it all and because of those misconceptions, the two protagonists end up getting married. This was not because of love but it’s due to an incident which could ruin both of their family’s reputation. As they both struggle to live harmoniously with each other amid the forced marriage, both eventually realize that they liked each other but was denying it too much. That’s it for the first half, for later half of the show, it goes much more serious since the main characters are grown up and live as adults with remnants of conflicts which set them apart for some time.

With this story line, it was fun, entertaining and gave me little room to be bored since the drama would serve the right amount of serious moment then revert to it’s old theme romantic comedy theme. In additional, the actor’s are really cute! Given that their age are a bit mature to be seen as high school students, still, the way they acted was really fun to watch. Given that this is an old drama, I could say that watching it was worth it.

The OST is memorable and the feeling of giddiness inside still remains whenever I hear the sound track of this drama. I’m recommending it to those who feel like watching an old feel good romcom.

PHOTOS ARE NOT MINE, CREDITS TO WHOEVER OWNS THEM.