Min Hyuk enjoyed his hospital moments with Bong Soon as Gook Doo realized the false lead their team has been threading in catching up with the psycho.
As Bong Soon acknowledged her gift fully, she devoted her time and effort in improving her power through Min Hyuk’s training. Slowly but surely her love connection is branching to an unfamiliar face away from her one sided love.
I want to bask in Bong Soon and Min Hyuk’s romance, but this drama is about Do Bong Soon and her life and love journey so I’m willing to wait for the fan service in the future episodes. We got the blackmailer reveal and Bong Soon’s training camp’s continuation. If the sparks in the training is already like that, fireworks are expected in the near future. Gook Doo and his team still struggled in the case and he is having a dejected mood as he is finally admitting the one great love he ignored.
Hitting the 6th episode calls for the story to reassure and engross the audience by turns so I’m happy that love plots and conflicts are settling in and building to a more solid frame. Gook Doo and his team worked on the leads to pin the psycho. Bong Soon came to terms with how she can use her gift through Min Hyuk’s encouragement. Min Hyuk and Gook Do were starting to see her in a romantic kind of light. And we get a late frame surprise that I did not ask to arrive early.
Bong Soon’s encounter with the psycho warranted her boss and her one-sided love to work on her protection. Neighborhood psycho almost kidnapped Kyung Shim for his new victim, but Bong Soon came in time to stop him.
Obviously Gook Doo keeps Bong Soon in his heart, why he did not make a move to go beyond the friend zone is one o those things we should look forward to. I like how our creepy conflict functions as a neutralizer to the witty and slapstick comedy we are being high so far.This love triangle premise is slowly breaking my heart, and it has not even happened yet. I just can’t bear to think of it.
In celebration of the international women’s month, let’s take a trip to some of the most memorable female characters who celebrated the passion and beauty of being a woman.
“Jumong” – Celebrating the woman who supports her man unconditionally with all she has
“City Hall” – Celebrating the woman who is not scared to share her dreams with her man
“Dae Jang Geum” – Celebrating the woman who knows how to win her battles
“Queen Seon Deok” – Celebrating the brilliant mind of a woman
“Scent of a Woman” – Celebrating the courage and faith of cancer-inflicted women
“My GF is a Gumiho” – Celebrating the woman who can become stronger for her man
“Personal Taste” – Celebrating the woman who embraces her vulnerabilities and works to convert it to become her strengths
“Dong Yi” – Celebrating the woman who made her rough journey an inspiration to make her push through her dreams even more
“Sungkyunkwan Scandal” – Celebrating the woman who understands and values her worth
“Secret Garden” – Celebrating the woman who is not afraid to challenge herself may it be love or her dreams
“The Greatest Love” – Celebrating the woman who hits her life’s rock bottom but rises again in the most graceful way
“Faith” – Celebrating the woman who knows how to be patient in love
“You Who Came From Another Star” – Celebrating the woman who hit a career slump but stayed being optimistic in life
“The Master’s Sun” – Celebrating the woman who overcomes her insecurity because she knows it has to come from her first
“Secret Love” – Celebrating the woman who was wronged and persecuted but remained steadfast to go on with her life
“Miss Korea” – Celebrating the woman who knows she is beautiful inside and out.
“Mask” – Celebrating the woman who is not afraid to admit she committed a mistake
“The Legendary Witch” – Celebrating the woman who chooses to become a blessing to the people around her
“On the way to the airport” – Celebrating the woman who chooses not to stay in a non-loving and disrespectful relationship
“The Flower in Prison” – Celebrating the woman who did not let life’s cruelties change how she views the goodness of life
“Another Oh Hae Young” – Celebrating the woman who wants a love that beats in her heart
“Jealousy Incarnate” – Celebrating the woman who chases her dream even if people puts her down
“One More Happy Ending” – Celebrating the woman who trusts that a divorce does not end her life
“Oh My Venus” – Celebrating the woman who challenges herself to work on her weight insecurities for her own self fulfilment
It was a peek on Do Bong Soon’s growing up life this episode as we traversed on how she has lived adjusting to her power and worrying about her infatuation to Gook Doo along the way. We also caught a glimpse of Min Hyuk’s bullied childhood and his growing interest at his bizaare bodyguard. Min Hyuk and Bong Soon went to party with Kyung Shim and Bong Ki. Signs are showing for the looming love triangle arc.
We are finally getting to a steamier love plot which will make everyone happy and confused at the same time since we have an equally adorable second lead. I like how this drama is technically bare, but its simplicity and the amazing cast synergy accompanied by the evr prrsent humor keeps any viewer feeling good after watching it. While providing the gist of the background of our characters, “Strong Woman Do Bong Soon” presented the love premise and conflict in a smooth way. The ratings are justifying everything that we are getting from this drama so far. Sometimes there are stories like Do Bong Soon’s that we all need a taste of each week to wash out some of our life stress.
I have this recent pensive moment when I realized how there are amazing Asian dramas during its run that I won’t feel the urge to watch again for another serving. A good example of that for me is “Goblin”. I was raving and anticipating the episodes, but I would choose “Weightlifting Fairy” for another round if in case I need a kdrama pill to get me through a stress battle or if I just want to relax.
Though Goblin is addictively charming, the narrative was thorough so you get everything in one shot. It’s a kind of drama that you will remember the plot even ten years after. It’s weird, isn’t it? But there are really great dramas that are magical only on the first serving. Melodramas suffer a lot on this note because hey we won’t be liking to do a weep fest again since we saw that the evil villain was punished well, right?
What makes the dramas on my list timeless and enjoyable for a rerun would be the excellent pacing and impeccable cast chemistry. The writing was also sporadic hence you forgot the details often so when you rewatch it, you’d be surprised that you missed it. The key scenes in these dramas were also polished to perfection that you melt like crazy even when you have seen it a hundred times. Off I went to kdrama dungeon and pick the dramas that would work wonders to any kind of rollercoaster emotions you might be having or when weekends need to be spent in kdrama binge-watching.
Let’s start with the last 7 years list for this first part, and we will delve on the classic kdramas for the second part.
Legend of the Blue Sea
Because the mind-reading conman perfectly loved back the always curious mermaid who only dreams to be loved by him…
- lead man mind-reading ability
- quick to uptake heroine
- the no reservation kisses
- the smooth timeline transition
- the careful use of reincarnation plot
- the hilariously cute one-sided love of the second lead woman
- the bromance ala Ocean’s Eleven
- the effort of Lee Min Ho to match Jun Ji Hyun
Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo
Because you have all the license to be happy, stupid, hopeful and sad when you are chasing your college romance…
- the swag girl friends
- the friendship turned romance
- Joon Young is your college boyfriend poster boy
- the lively heroine who loves and lives incidentally
- the mushy new couple dates and jealousies
Descendants of the Sun
Because no other man can suavely chase a woman and love her amidst disaster and career barriers like Captain Yoo Si Jin…
- the cool Captain portrayal of Song Joong Ki
- the topless morning jog of the soldiers
- the equally engrossing second love pairing
- the love chase fulfilment
- the crazy humor scattered and neatly placed in the story
- the nifty writing
Something About One Percent
Because it is your perfect rom-com drama trimmed to remove all the unnecessary fillers, making you just fell and enjoy the kisses and the sweets…
- fast-paced and lively writing
- engrossing love couple
- lee jae in is a rare prototype of kdramaland chaebol
- the lead couple always communicate
- the melting kisses
- the heroine who knows how to tame her lead man well
Another Oh Hae Young
Because there’s no other kdrama character that can teach you how to be brave when it comes to loving like Oh Hae Young…
- heartfelt screenplay
- beautifully captured what-i-did-for-love scenes
- a memorable heroine
- Eric Moon oppa’s melting and intense kisses
Because it is a nostalgic growing up story that will remind you of the neighborhood you grew up with along with the memories you shared with your friends and family…
- perfectly selected cast
- the husband guessing game was well hidden
- the outlandish and witty humor spread evenly
- a deserving second lead syndrome
- an engrossing love tale that never gave up
- Bora and Sun Woo’s noona romance
- the sibling fights
- the neighborhood friendship
Because the basic need of a woman in love is to feel safe in the arms of the man she loves…
- Ji Chang Wook slayed his “Healer” character
- ajumma hacker is the best side kick ever
- the narrative was neatly written considering a socio-political premise
- Yoo Ji Tae is the uncle you will wish you can have
- the love progression was intricately written and that’s why it was so affecting
Because the character portrayals are mindblowingly wicked…
- the hero and villain showdowns are amazing
- Kim Rae Won oppa at one of his best element
- the cliff-hangers were superb and yet the continuity of story was never compromised
- the grit and the passionate cast chemistry
- the intelligent and thrilling writing
Finding True Love
Because this first love drama will haunt you of your very own love failures and bliss…
- the spectacular transitioning narrative based on the characters’ memories
- the equally fought love triangle
- Jung Yu Mi as Yeo Rum perfectly captured the faces of woman in love and falling out of love
- the mushy moments were fortified to a more realistic romantic scenes
- the screenplay is relatable to the audience who lost and find love again
You Who Came from the Stars
Because an alien and a top actress falling in love in fictional world does not need any further teaser to entice you.
- the neat and mischievous storytelling was consistent all throughout
- Jun Ji Hyun owned Cheon Song Yi’s character very well
- all those crazy things Song Yi did for Do Min Joon’s love
- all those secret things Do Min Joon did for Song Yi’s love
- the fusion of fantasy and reality in a romance setting was well-conceived and well-played
- Do Min Joon is love
Because once in a year in our adult lives, we hit mid-life crisis syndrome that no chocolates can heal…
- brave characters and inspiring storyline
- is equivalent to 100 self-help books
- Jang Geu Rae will remind you of your past, present and future career woes
- the best workplace drama for me so far
The Master’s Sun
Because a CEO who loves a ghost whisperer heroine and waits for her to settle in her own fears is everything but romance…
- So Ji Sub oppa in his first rom-com role was refreshing
- Gong Hyo Jin channelled her ghost-seeing character so well
- the romcom resident bickerings and mushy scenes are ever present
- another stellar writing from Hong sisters
Nine: Nine Times Travel
Because no matter how many times you watch it, you will be awed by its labyrinth twist…
- the brilliant time traveling premise and timeline switching scenes were neatly tied to perfection
- the editing and directing were notched superbly
- the young versions of the main actors did well in their roles
- Lee Jin Wook at his best
Queen In Hyun’s Man
Because this is the best time-traveling romantic comedy drama yet so far…
- the smart hero and the quirky heroine
- the neat alignment of the time traveling premise
- the time traveling rules was explained well
- the kisses are sigh-inducing coming from a Joseon scholar
- Kim Boong Do’s flexibility in adapting to different worlds was impeccable
Because any fangirl can relate to the hilarious journey of the lead girl to claim her fangirl and real romance…
- the high school friendship circle will remind you of the one you had before
- the sweet unrealized young love that was given a second chance
- Jung Eun Ji nailed the boygroup fangirl character superbly
- Yoon Yoon will remind you of your high school crush who is also every other girl’s crush
- without Reply 1997, nostalgic siblings of the Reply series would have not been aired so just pay respect lol
Flower Boy Ramyun Shop
Because this is your perfect noona romance drama, and it threw in an equally hot second lead to confuse your heart…
- the cohabitation of the flower crew felt like watching the Starwars’ Ewoks enjoying a Rock festival
- the romance built up was slow but surely sweet and addictive
- the lead girl tug-of-war between long lost half brothers was mind bogglingly sweet
- the storyline is flirtatious
- brimming with sweet and comic scenes
Because this is the epitome of how a fusion-sageuk should be done… youthful and flirty but thrilling with character conflicts and political conspiracies…
- the sassy historical school setting
- the cross-dressing heroine was energetic in promoting girl power
- the Sungkyunkwan Scholars were the best PMS pills ever
- the narrative was fresh and amusing
- the love line was mushy
- Yoo Ah In will give you a second lead syndrome
My GF is a Gumiho
Because the folk-tale infused romance will make you remember Mi Ho in rainy days…
- Mi Ho’s character will wake you up from a kdrama drift
- The folklore infused love tale was engrossing to watch thanks to Mi Ho’s childlike take of the mundane modern things
- Lee Seung Gi secured his leading man belt with his easy-go-lucky-chaebol-grandson who dreams to become a movie action star
- the reversal of roles span the comedy and propel the romance in the story
Because the body swapping chaebol-stunt-woman romance felt good and cute at the same time…
- The almost kiss scenes like the sit-up scene will make anything flutter
- the eccentric CEO in sparkling tracksuit chasing the girl of his dreams was epic
- the strong-willed lead girl who makes a point to straighten up the chaebol who loved her
- the swift and zippy narrative
- the romance satiating screenplay
Here goes another spree watching suggestion perfect for when you are currently in an imaginary romance with your favorite Korean actor.
Jung Woo Sung
He rarely does linger in kdramaland and works incessantly in stringing movies in the past ten years. Jung Woo Sung oppa is your quintessential poster boy for your ideal action/drama star, but he did well in Romantic Melodramas as well.
FAMOUS WORKS: The Fox with Nine Tails, Born to Kill, Beat, City of the Rising Sun, Musa the Warrior, A Moment to Remember, Sad Movie, Daisy, The Good The Bad and the Strange, The Restless, Reign of Assassins, Athena the Movie, Cold Eyes, The Divine Move, Scarlet Innocence, Don’t Forget Me, Athena Goddess of War, Padam Padam
Jun Ji Hyun
As the other half of the pairing that led me to kdramaland, Jun Ji Hyun secured a special place in my heart. I have been religiously watching her movies and her recent side trips in dramaland. She has reinvented herself over the years. Watching her will educate you on the difference between a real actress’ portrayal versus a girl group idol turned actress role playing.
FAMOUS WORKS: Il Mare, My Sassy Girl, Windstruck, Daisy, The Thieves, You who came from another star, The Berlin File, Assassination, Legend of the Blue Sea
So Ji Sub
I have been in a long running one-sided romance with him. Who won’t? His mesmerizing gaze and his countenance just disarms me and sends me to a world where only the two of us exist. *giggles In movies, he typically do action so when he made a comeback with the hit Master’s Sun in an engrossing and eccentric department store CEO role, I loved him even more.
FAMOUS WORKS: We Are Dating Now, What Happened in Bali, Sorry I Love You, Cain and Abel, Road Number One, Ghost, Master’s Sun, Oh My Venus
Son Ye Jin
A chameleon actress, she can easily transition to any role given to her with her expressive gaze and almost perfect rendition of her roles. Most of her movies were a hit for me as she can easily draw you to her characters.
FAMOUS WORKS: Lover’s Concerto, The Classic, Crazy First Love, Summer Scent, A Moment to Remember, April Snow, Alone in Love, My Wife Got Married, Spotlight, White Night, Personal Taste, Spellbound, The Tower, Blood and Ties, Shark, The Pirates, The Truth Beneath, The Last Princess
Jo In Sung
I first met him in The Classic but fell in love with him in What Happened in Bali. Jo In Sung oppa fits the leading man role especially in Romance genre because of his handsome features. He has also experimented on his roles to challenge himself and improve his acting.
FAMOUS WORKS: Piano, Shoot for the Star, What Happened in Bali, Spring Day, The Classic, Love of North and South, A Dirty carnival, A Frozen Flower, That Winter The Wind Blows, It’s Okay that’s Love, The King
Han Hyo Joo
“Dong Yi” made me a fan of Han Hyo Joo since I was not that into her in her earlier dramas. Since then she has successfully crossed the film scene with memorable pictures in the most recent years.
FAMOUS WORKS: Spring Waltz, Iljimae, Shining Inheritance, Dong Yi, Postman to Heaven, W: Two Worlds, Adlib Night, Always, Love 911, Masquerade, Cold Eyes, Cest si Bon, Beauty Inside, Love Lies
Kang Dong Won
Kang Dong Won oppa is more famous in the big screen. His last stint in dramaland was “One Percent of Anything” which is a dear watch. As a sought after movie actor, his collection includes box office and critically acclaimed films.
FAMOUS WORKS: One Percent of Anything, Magic, Too Beautiful Too Lie, Temptation of Wolves, Duelist, Maundy Thursday, Voice of Murderer, M, Jeon Woo Chi, Secret Reunion, Psychic, Camella Love for Sale, The X, Kundo Age of the Rampant, My Palpitating Life, The Priests, A Violent Prosecutor, Vanishing Time, Master
Song Hye Gyo
A known kdrama royalty, we first loved her in the tearjerker Autumn Tale and loved her even more in Full House. Her charming demeanor and stunning beauty transcends through time a decade and a half after and still going on.
FAMOUS WORKS: Autumn Tale, All In, Hotelier, Shining Days, Full House, Crazy First Love, A Reason to Live, Hwang Jin Yi, The World that they Live in, That Winter the Wind Blows, The Grandmaster, The Queens, Descendants of the Sun
Yoo Ah In
I actually liked Yoo Ah In when he was just a second lead in Sungkyunkwan Scandal. He has rich emotions when working on his roles without appearing exaggerated. He initially got me with his kissable lips *chuckles, but he has clearly proven his passion for his craft as he progressed to a bankable actor of his generation.
FAMOUS WORKS: Sungkyunkwan Scandal, Fashion King, Jang Ok Jung Live In Love, Secret Love Affair, Six Flying Dragons, Antique Bakery, Punch, Tough as Iron, Veteran, The Throne, Like for Likes
Park Bo Young
Acting wise, Park Bo Young is definitely the front-runner in the batch of actresses in her generation. Her knack on owning her roles has made her synonymous to the projects she starred in. Whether it may be young or zippy or heartbreaking, she always bring her A-game to her portrayals.
FAMOUS WORKS: Our School ET, Jungle Fish, Speedy Scandal, Don’t Click, A Werewolf Boy, Snow Queen, Hot Young Bloods, The Silenced, You Call it Passion, Collective Invention, Oh My Ghostess, Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
Cha Seung Won
The young generation might not find this ajussi hot, but his Dokko Jin and Jo Gook characters I keep dearly in my heart. You have to watch City Hall and realize how the wedding proposal there looks so surreal. He is known these days for his chajumma stint in variety show “Three Meals a Day Fishing Village” which is fun to watch if you like laid back cooking show set up.
FAMOUS WORKS: City Hall, Athena: Goddess of War, The Greatest Love, You’re All Surrounded, Hwajung, Blades of Blood, 71 Into the Fire, Athena the Movie, Man on High Heels
Gong Hyo Jin
Like a wine, Gong Hyo Jin keeps getting better and her drama choices hits home in me. She’s best served in rom-coms. She was able to establish impeccable chemistry with her lead men and her comic timing is also impressive.
FAMOUS WORKS: Sang Doo Let’s Go to School, Biscuit teacher and Star candy, Thank you, Pasta, The Greatest Love, Master’s Sun, It’s okay that’s love, The Producers, Jealousy Incarnate, Crush and Blush, Love Fiction, Missing Boomerang Family, Sisters on the Road
Song Seung Heon
I have a complicated relationship with Song Seung Heon oppa because I was not consistently drawn by him since his projects are kinda sporadic. I sure lovw his classics so he deserves a spot on this list.
FAMOUS WORKS: Happy Together, Calla, Autumn in my Heart, He Was Cool, Make it Big, Summer Scent, East of Eden, A Better Tomorrow, My Princess, Dr. Jin, Ghost in your arms again, When a Man Falls in Love, Obsessed, Wonderful Nightmare, Saimdang Light’s Diary
Kim A Joong
She is that one actress who surprisingly made this list without me realizing it. *chuckles Her excellent choices on tackling roles given to her in varied colors made her roles memorable hence she is trusted with amazing offers.
FAMOUS WORKS: 200 Pounds Beauty, My PS Partner, The Accidental Couple, Sign, Steal My Heart, Punch, Wanted, The King
Eric Moon/Moon Jung Hyuk
This oppa I dearly love. He is quite lucky because the history of his works is quite successful. He has also picked interesting roles and made it his own. His previous three rom-coms were all love drama spectacle for me.
FAMOUS WORKS: Invincible Parachute Agent, Diary of June, Que Sera Sera, Strongest Chil Woo, Myungwol the Spy, Discovery of Love, Another Oh Hae Young
Lee Yeon Hee
Smartly traversing films and television dramas, Lee Yeon Hee has picked her acting challenges very well based on the positive outcome of her works.
FAMOUS WORKS: A Millionaire’s First Love, M, One Fine Day, My Love, Hello Schoolgirl, East of Eden, Paradise Ranch, Phantom, Marriage Blue, My Way, Phantom, Miss Korea, Detective K, Hwajung
Kim Soo Hyun
I know it’s surprising but Kim Soo Hyun has not reached yet the oppa stage for me. As we all know the rule is anyone younger as long as he is cute and gives you the hear flutter, he is considered oppa. I enjoyed his recent dramas and movies, but I don’t swoon that much the way I do with my resident oppas. I’m still waiting for that one drama that will make my knees weak.
FAMOUS WORKS: Jungle Fish, Dream High, Giant, The Moon the Embraces the Sun, You Who Came from the Stars, Producer, The Thieves, Secretly Greatly, Real
Kim Ha Neul
As a veteran actress she has explored various genres on her decorated celebrity life. What I like most about her is how she reinvents herself by taking risks on her acting choices than playing safe to roles she is comfortable with.
FAMOUS WORKS: Secret, Ditto, My Tutor Friend, Piano, Stained Glass, Too Beautiful to Lie, Almost Love, Lovers of Six years, My GF is an Agent, On air, Blind, You’re my Pet, Road Number 1, A Gentleman’s Dignity, Don’t Forget Me, On the way to the Airport, Misbehavior
Lee Min Ho
His mother might have prayed a lot for his son’s success and we cannot disregard how he has been honing his craft through the years to prove that he is more than just a pretty face. From trendy to action dramas, we can’t help but be amazed at his charisma and dimples. *chuckles
FAMOUS WORKS: Boys Before Flowers, Personal Preference, City Hunter, Faith, The Heirs, Legend of the Blue Sea, Bounty Hunters, Gangnam Blues
Han Ji Min
Her charming demeanor helped a lot in landing her lingering roles and commercially successful projects. While she has an impeccable comedic timing, she is also good when tears are to be summoned from her arsenal.
FAMOUS WORKS: Capital Scandal, Yi San, Cain and Abel, Padam Padam, Rooftop Prince, Hyde Jekyll and Me, Detective K Secret of Virtuous Widow, The Plan Man, Salut d Amour, The Age of Shadows
Kim Sun Ah
She is famous as Kim Sam Soon from the kdrama classic “My Name is Kim Sam Soon”, but I loved her more in City Hall and her stint in Scent of a Woman inspired to make the most out of my life. She is best in portraying women empowering stories celebrating girl power and assuring that vulnerabilities are but normal. While she is not that consistent in hitting big kdrama hitters, she gave me three classics that I watch when I’m sad.
FAMOUS WORKS: My Name is Kim Sam Soon, City Hall, Scent of a Woman, I do I do, Masked Prosecutor, S Diary, She’s on Duty, Happy Ero Christmas, Pitch High, The Five
Joo Ji Hoon
I loved him as Crown Prince Lee Shin in Goong (Princess Hours). Since then, even when he had that scandal, I think he is one of the most expressive actors that can slay characters in romantic melodramas. His movie portfolio is a bit varied but he is known to make his portrayal poignant and neat.
FAMOUS WORKS: Goong, The Devil, Five Fingers, Medical Top Team, Mask, Antique Bakery, Naked Kitchen, I am a King, Marriage Blue, Love Suspects, Confession, The Treacherous
Don’t panic if you are looking for your favorite actor/actress, and it’s not here yet. This is a two-part list so kindly bear with me until I publish the next part. -jediprincess♥♥♥
Gook Doo and Min Hyuk continuously bickered about Bong Soon. The boss and his bodyguard sought the owner of the motorcycle, but realized too late that they got the wrong guy. Bong Soon is up for a second round to the high school bullies she previously encountered. Bong Soon got jealous after meeting Gook Doo’s girlfriend and mustered the will to question why he is being nice to her. On her way home to buy some beer for the family, she heard a scream of another possible victim of abduction in the neighborhood.
Strong Woman Do Bong Soon Ep 3
Bong Soon drives the car to her neighborhood and utters how she really thinks Min Hyuk’s father fits the profile of his stalker, but he disregards her crazy thought. Bong Soon bumps with her mom on the way home as the psycho hunts his new prey.
Do Bong Soon decides on taking a bodyguard job for the country’s most pompous CEO, Ahn Min Hyuk. She encounters a psychopath who has murdered a woman and abducted another victim in their neighborhood. Following what transpired from Episode 1, we shifted from the buoyant pilot episode to some riveting undertones. As long as this trio remain cool, wacky and charming… we would never go wrong.
Episode 2 Quick ThoughtsWow! This premiere week will hook up anyone who is in a kdrama slump to go back to life. The fast paced quirky rom-com promises to hook us in an addictive run if the production team will not mess up the thriller plot incorporated. dear park bo young, you’re the best.I think Gook Doo likes Bong Soon as well, but it was a case where he was not able to find the right timing to convert the friendship to romance while they were growing up together. But his protective instinct towards her is very evident so I’m really excited to see the love triangle development soon.Hyung Sik shares the same bread and butter romcom element of bickering with the lead girl that I can’t wait to see him caught in a love bug because I sure will enjoy Bong Soon’s payback for all the stress he gave her. What’s amusing about his character is how he diverts from the lead man prototype and yet he looks the same. It’s hard to put it in words but his interaction with Bong Soon cracks me up a lot because for now we get to see him hilarious without the love connection, so when we hit the romantic rope, I wonder how more hilarious he can get because he loves rationalizing everything.We have a bright drama ahead of us and I’m very much happy to count the days to get to Friday and Saturday each week. It is safe to say that I recommend this drama a lot for your rainy and sunny days. -jediprincess
Because I remained faithful to the end, I decided to ruminate and write my thoughts about Hwarang before I fall asleep.
2. The warrior school setting
3. The scattered cute humor
Hwarang is definitely at par in terms of performance compared to fusion sageuk favorites due to its struggling plot momentum. I’m not supposed to say this, but the pretty boys were really the reason why I stayed calm on my seat. hahaha If not really for their impeccable chemistry and gang fights ala Malfoy’s Gang and Dumbledore’s army, I would have not stayed afloat.
2017 is the year when a lot of cute oppas will serve their military calling so I’m glad that Hyung Sik came to my life to save me from that biting agony of missing those boys in kdramaland. It took me four episodes to fall for him in Hwarang and I started rummaging on his previous dramas to watch what I missed. Boy that smoldering gaze just peered straight to my heart and has made me fall in love again and dwell on my self-proclaimed imaginary noona romance. He has this countenance that can outshine the main lead actor like what happened in High Society and even in Hwarang. Not that Park Seo Joon was bad as a main lead, but his character lack depth and journey that is necessary to receive approval from the audience. Individually the main Hwarang cast has their own charms but sometimes it falls weak in aligning their roles to the storyline. But we can say that the inconsistent narrative made it impossible for the cast to grow in their roles. One thing notable though is how as a whole and when they went bickering and struggling with their belated forced youth camp, their interaction was cute and engrossing to watch.