A serving of a North Korean spy who got entangled emotionally with a South Korean top actor needed nothing else to convince me in watching it. The hilarious interaction between them with North Korean puns and comic reliefs were reasons why I was on kdrama high when I was watching it. I like North Korean crossing over the border stories that’s why, and making an adorable premise of seducing a top Korean actor by a North Korean lady spy, well you do not need any conviction.
The endearing eye-candy Kang-woo and the equally loveable and charming Myung-wol were the source of a few weeks of bliss and cheerfulness for me when I was watching “Myungwol the Spy”. I panicked on the Han Ye Seul ruckus because she fits the character well I can’t imagine bringing a different actress to finish the production. The sort-of-chaos that happened during the airing of this drama didn’t stop me from being immersed on the characters and the funny, exciting, full of twist story. . Since rom-com dramas is a basic driver of dramaland popularity, it’s hard to generate a love story of a man and a woman that you haven’t seen, heard or read before. True there may have been love stories about spies, but the crisp and outlandish Myungwol took me by surprise, and I just love surprises.
This dandy show was oozing with cute couple bickerings. The premise of having the heroine protecting the leading man was a breather on the usual vulnerable leading ladies needing a chaebol-in-the-shining-armor to rescue them. There’s an equally lovable second lead on the side too which makes the love ride all the more exciting.
In accordance to her military order, a North Korean spy, Myungwol, infiltrated South Korea in her goal to seduce Hallyu supahstar Kang-Woo so he could defect to North Korea as part of their military plan to kill hallyuwave (yep i know it was weird). Her persistence will pay off but her true intention will make or break an impossible love affair which her heart willingly taken.
This is one of the perkiest romcoms you will see given the dynamics of a strong heroine for her character as a spy incognito, and the top actor with immense hubris who fell in love with his protector. It will leave you laughing and asking for more. This is one romcom spectacle you should not miss as it will really bombard you with laughing fit. A perfect kdrama for weekend binge-watching. -jediprincess♡♡♡