It’s been a long, long time since I watched a Korean drama. After my college graduation, I went for a volunteer work in Vietnam, came back to the Philippines, found a job, then just like that… life happened. I almost forgot how much I loved Korean dramas.
A few days ago, I was totally tired from facing my computer for hours of doing overtime work (but I’m not complaining, I love my job), I suddenly felt like I had to relax a bit and get my mind off anything work-related. I remembered how I lost my 1TB external hard drive full of Korean dramas and stuff a few years ago (oh btw, the pain is real, still very real haha) and that was when I thought, “Maybe this is a sign for me to stop watching or obsessing over Korean stuff”. Unfortunately, I did. That sums up my explanation why I haven’t really been studying Korean for more than 3 years now. Lame, I know.
Anyway, I picked up this new tvN drama last week and woah… I am totally trapped!
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First off, the cast are quite unfamiliar to me. That could be due to the fact that I haven’t been around K-drama world for quite some time but maybe the actors in this drama are one of those talented but underrated artists. I’ll focus more on the lead cast for now on this mid-drama review.
Park Hae Jin (유정) perfectly carries out that handsome-mysterious-guy vibe which totally gets my attention in most Korean drama leads. He can act so cold and dark one moment, and act so adorable the next! Kim Go Eun (홍설) on the other hand is hilariously cute! Oh, I love this pair.
The drama is now on its 8th episode, and we are left hanging, wanting for more to answer the questions and speculations building in our minds. The drama works around flashbacks to explain and straighten out misunderstandings and fill in loop holes but every episode keeps building up on the depth of the characters particularly of our male lead. So mysterious. Why is he like that? What’s up with him?
As for the romance part of it, I got two words: ADORABLY AWKWARD. I love how our female lead is so awkward on her relationship with our male lead. It being her first dating experience and all. Soooo awkward that some moments makes me cringe, hit the pause button and bury my face in my hands not wanting to watch any longer but equally adorable that I just had to hit the play button again and swoon with a heartfelt giggle.
Do I recommend this drama? Already half its run and I’m not yet dropping it, so YES. I recommend it.
Oh gosh, why does it have to be only twice a week? Can’t they air Cheese in the Trap daily? ㅋㅋ
So, how about you. What do you guys think?
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