Pretty ambivalent about this one!
[Summary/no spoiler zone]
I like Park Min Young – she’s one of my favourite actresses since City Hunter and Healer and she’s absolutely beautiful in this one. She has gorgeous hair, gorgeous eyes and I love her clothes. I’m okay with Park Seo Joon. He was quite a cute one in Fight My Way and he’s a good kisser on screen, I will give him that.
But my gripe with the show is that it lacks consistent pacing throughout the first half of the drama. Some episodes are just fillers and I feel like while they are bringing the sidekicks into the storyline, you can tell that their function is to supplement a thin main plot rather than to build a complete world. Oh and another gripe is that with the first 4 episodes, there are just WAY too many scenes of near-kisses. I swear I was going to pull out my hair if they did another of those oops-she-fell-on-him-he-caught-her-they-are-so-close scenes.
I would say that if you have some time on your hands, go ahead with this one and you will like it. Or if you simply just adore Park Min Young and Park Seo Joon, then just go ahead anyway. It’s not a bad show for sure! It’s a pretty good fun-watch actually. But if you have to choose, I feel like you could definitely wait a while on this one and then catch up later on when the plot actually gets good. And I can see some hope of it after Episode 8.
I don’t have much else to say in this spoiler zone, other than the fact that I do like the main plot and find it intriguing. As someone who hasn’t read the webtoon before, I want to see how the drama unfolds the question of why Young Joon pretends to be one who left the brother behind while Sung Yeon continues to victimise himself. I quite like Lee Tae Hwan, so I’m hoping he will do a good job delivering his character.
The visuals are great and I like how Mi So is so good at her job (and how horrible she was at the start – I loved that she grew into being such a capable secretary rather than being born as one). On the other hand, I wasn’t quite sure about the casting of Pyo Ye Jin as yet another clueless, helpless lady as she was in Fight My Way. Honestly, the first few episodes of her appearance were hard to watch, what with her pouting and indignant cries. But I think it gets better after she is entangled with Mr Ko.
I think this show is evidently a fun-watch and not aiming to be something else, and I think there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. It’s something nice to balance out the other heavier dramas on the plate, but it might just not be as memorable.
Let’s see how the second half unfolds!