I say web dramas are good quick fix when you are waiting for a new drama addiction to happen or when you can’t still move on from a recently concluded drama that you loved. I will try to write about web dramas that I was able to watch since they are easy to finish. I think I already wrote Splash Splash Love and I’m going to write about High End Crush now.
There are three reasons why I watched High End Crush – Jung Il Woo, Jung Il Woo’s lazy smile and Jung Il Woo’s flirty gaze. *chuckles While kdrama addicts these days like Kim Soo Hyun and Lee Min Ho, I have this one sided romance with Jung Il Woo even with him not continuously stringing out perfect dramas in the past years. I just love him without definite reasons like I do with So Ji Sub oppa.
A kdrama unni told about me about the web drama and since I know it will not take a while to finish it, I grab some almonds and imprisoned my Yoo Si Jin heartbroken self to finish the story.
It was your typical rich-guy ordinary girl love story where again Jung Il Woo’s character chased down a girl who didn’t like him at first. Now it’s making me realize that most of his dramas he was doing the chasing part. I hope that he will take on a project that will showcase his commited portrayal as he is one of those actors with really great acting skills.
Born from a rich family, Choi Se Hoon is a successful entertainment CEO who took pride on having the Midas touch in raising talents in Korean show business. When his prized talent ran away from his guards his assistant was left no choice but to bring a pretty girl Yoo Yi Ryung who rescued the runaway talent as a replacement for a campaign ad shoot. From there his life was changed.
Choi Se Hoon walked proudly inside a building and barged in a meeting he was not invited. Another entertainment executive, CEO Jang and a film director were discussing an artist they want to star in a project which was initially going to Se Hoon’s company’s artist. He blabbed about the obvious conspiracy brought about by the bribe they will get from the aspiring artist they were trying to groom who came from a rich family. Perplexed by the sudden outburst and tricked to finally acquiescing to the initial agreement, the perfectionist CEO stormed out of the room after winning his argument.
He headed to his psychiatrist who has been mostly problematic facing his eccentric and arrogant patient who always complain about why there seemed no order to the world he lived in and why he is the only perfect person living in it. Sensing his psychiatrist’ disinterest to his grievances he called his attention so the latter replied how he should see the bright side of life to which he countered by saying how he admired him by remaining optimistic in life even when he lost his girlfriend and stock money.
After the grueling session we see the psychiatrist also seeking his doctor and blurting out all the frustrations he had with his most hated patient.
Se Hoon drove casually after his forced check up and scolded his assistant after losing one of his stubborn artist, Bora. Running out of time for the scheduled photo shoot, the assistant took the woman Yoo Yi Ryung who rescued the stubborn artist from the company people chasing her.
Se Hoon was able to locate Bora and headed to the shoot where he saw a woman sparkling heavenly and prettily and on cue we hear the voice over of the psychiatrist explaining a theory evident to people blessed with everything in life and is being tired of having it. Se Hoon was enchanted to the beautiful woman smiling in the camera who will soon make our hero realize that he can’t get everything that he wanted.
The photoshoot was a success but Se Hoon was called to appease the wrath of Yi Ryung who was left naked in the dressing room when Bora showed up and everyone became busy. Se Hoon rushed his way to calm her down but received a face slap and fainted when he perched on the portable dressing space while Yi Ryung was on her undies.
Se Hoon woke up embarrassed and infuriated when he remembered what happened. He sat down with the only person who has hit his face and suddenly felt the urge that her face is a raw diamond to be polished.
Se Hoon called his psychiatrist for his advice on the current confusion but he ended up resolving his thoughts on his own.
He approached Yi Ryung and cleared the misunderstanding and as an apology he boastingly offered to raise her as an artist but she declined the offer which confused our hero even more.
He dragged Yi Ryung closed to him to which she pushed strongly making Se Hoon fell on the ground again. When he woke up Yi Ryung left already.
A second knock out surely raised hell to Se Hoon and when he found the culprit his complaint backfired when Yi Ryung was helped by another CEO who brought in a lawyer to retaliate on the physical embarrassment he endured.
Se Hoon’s right hand narrated how she met the chubby CEO when he got lost in Odaesan and cooked a hearty breakfast for him.
Se Hoon sought his psychiatrist again babbling about how Yi Ryung caught his attention when she’s not that stunning. As always he resolved his own issue and translated his fixation towards Yi Ryung as a new challenge in his already boring life having accomplished everything at a young age.
He commissioned an expedition to get Yoo Yi Ryung but impatient on the progress, he took it on his own hand and drove all the way to Odaesan but ended up getting lost in the mountain.
Se Hoon finally reached Yi Ryung’s house in exhaustion but she was not home. He tried looking for her and found her floating in a nearby spring. Remembering what the old man who taught him the way to her house said about Yi Ryung’s body becoming feeble, he jumped in the water to save her which surprised Yi Ryung who was actually resting. She swam away from him and when his adrenaline rush worn out, his body remembered that it doesnt know how to swim. *chuckles
Se Hoon freaked out when he woke up in a dark place and screamed when he found he was naked. When everything registered, Yi Ryung explained that she had to take off his wet clothes or he would have been sick. She blamed him for scaring her in the water and didn’t buy his excuse of why he was in the mountain.
Dressed in her grandfather’s clothes, Se Hoon begged Yi Ryung to stay with him as he is afraid of the dark but she refused to do so. They engaged in a tug of war to which Se Hoon won landing himself on top of Yi Ryung.
Se Hoon teased Yi Ryung about how she was underestimating his strength but felt uncomfortable when her blinding beauty hit him.
In the office the company staff were having a good time analyzing the CEO’s sudden disappearance.
Se Hoon appealed to Yi Ryung again when he noticed the scary night so Yi Ryung finally gave in and offered her hand.
Se Hoon woke up in the morning and found a rope attached to his hand. Yi Ryung checked on him for breakfast and scolded him for causing a sleepless night for pulling the rope every hour.
Se Hoon counted the side dish Yi Ryung prepared and fussed about why it was only 5 but eventually ate when Yi Ryung ignored his tantrums.
Se Hoon tried convincing Yi Ryung again to sign the contract but the latter refused even when he ranted how he never go beyond to what he was doing right then so he can persuade her. When she asked if he liked her, his proud self can’t believe that she actually have thoughts of that so Yi Ryung pretended he was not existing again but he kept on pestering her. He bragged about how she would regret not accepting an amazing opportunity but she just kept on doing her house chores. Annoyed for disregarding his presence, Se Hoon took over her house chores while blabbing about the reasons why she should not pass on his offer.