Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo

Hello, DramaSpot readers!

This week I am recommending the romantic comedy: Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo.
Starring Lee Sung Kyung, Nam Joo Hyuk, Kyung Soo Jin, Lee Jae Yoo, and Cho Hye Jung.
Written by Yang Hee Soong, this 16 episode series aired in 2016.
Watch it on DramaFever, Viki, and KissAsian.

'Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo' Promotion Photo

Kim Bok Joo (Lee Sung Kyung) is a college athlete, specifically a weightlifter. Even though she can lift heavy weights, she is kind and ambitious, only wanting people to do the good thing. Jung Joon Hyung (Nam Joo Hyuk) is a competitive swimmer, who because of a traumatic past competition has become less free spirited and serious when it comes to swimming. When Bok Joo and Joon Hyung meet after she returns his lost handkerchief, Joon Hyung remembers meeting Bok Joo years ago after she saved his life.

Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo has been a hit drama these past few months. With its hilarious cast and witnessing Lee Sung Kyung lifting so many heavy objects but having awkward moments around boys, this drama is not only cute but also inspirational for young girls who look up to a ‘weightlifting fairy’.

Miss Granny

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This week I am recommending the Romantic Comedy: Miss Granny.
Starring Shim Eun Kyung, Na Moon Hee, Park In Hwan, Sung Dong Il, and Lee Jin Wook.
Written by Shin Dong Ik, Hong Yun Jeong, and Dong Hee Seon, this movie was released in 2014.
Watch it on KissAsian.

'Miss Granny' Promotional Photo

Oh Mal Soon (Na Moon Hee) is a 74-year-old widowed grandmother who is living with her son and his wife. Mal Soon is proud of her son, Hyun Chul, whom she raised on her own, but butts heads with his wife, Ae Ja. When Hyun Chul tells Mal Soon that she can no longer live in the house with Ae Ja, he tells Mal Soon that he is sending her to a nursing home.

As Mal Soon wanders around after being told she has to move to a nursing home, she discovers a photo studio that claims to take an image of the most youthful time in one’s life. Entering the studio to get her own picture taken for her ‘future funeral’, she leaves the studio with the face of a young 20-year-old!

Now a young faced Oh Mal Soon goes about living as a young girl again and takes on a new name, Oh Doo Ri (Shim Eun Kyung), inspired by her favorite actress, Audrey Hepburn. Seen as a 20 year old girl Doo Ri finds new love and starts to live more boldly than before.

'Miss Granny' Promotional Photo

Miss Granny is a heart-warming film that makes you laugh and want to show it to everyone you know. Shim Eun Kyung is hilarious and portrays a young woman with an old spirit so well and makes you want to root for her as the film presents challenges to her. I recommend this to anyone that wants to watch a feel good movie that has both comedic scenes as well as some emotional ones.

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Madame Antoine

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This week I am recommending the Romantic-Comedy: Madame Antoine.

Starring Han Ye Seul, Sung Joon, Jung Jin Woon, Hwang Seung Eun, and Lee Joo Hyung.
Written by Hong Jin Ah, this 16 episode series aired in 2015.
Watch it on DramaFever, Viki, Netflix, and KissAsian.

'Madame Antoine' Promotion Photo

Go Hye Rim (Han Ye Seul) is a famous romance fortune-teller who has made a name for herself by claiming her ability has come from a connection to Marie Antoinette. But really Hye Rim’s ‘powers’ are just from her keen observational skills. Choi Soo Hyun (Sung Joon) is a skeptical psychotherapist who doesn’t believe in Hye Rim’s powers of finding true love, or true love in general. When Hye Rim offers her abilities to Soo Hyun’s psychological test, her career is put in jeopardy.

Madame Antoine is such an interesting idea for a drama. It has all the aspects of a usual romantic comedy with the two leads falling for each other, even if at first they aren’t fond of each other. Han Ye Seul and Sung Joon have such an interesting chemistry from a romantic perspective and a comedic sense. I recommend this to anyone who loves the idea of a ‘LoveHate’ relationship and those who are interested in the ideas of powers or abilities.

 

My Wife’s Having an Affair This Week

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This week I am recommending the Romantic-Comedy: My Wife’s Having an Affair This Week.
Starring Lee Sun Gyun, Song Ji Hyo, Kwon Bo Ah, Lee Sang Yeob, Kim Hee Won, Ye Ji Won, and Lee Suk Joon.
Directed by Kim Seok Yoon, this 12 episode series aired in 2016.
Watch it on DramaFever, Viki, and KissAsian.

'My Wife's Having an Affair This Week' Promotion Photo

Do Hyun Woo (Lee Sun Gyun) has worked as a producer for television for the past 10 years. He believes that he has had a successful career and a happy, loving marriage. When he see’s on his wife, Jung Soo Yeon’s (Song Ji Hyo) phone a hotel reservation he becomes suspicious and paranoid that his wife is having an affair! Unsure of his suspicion he goes to an internet forum with the help of his lawyer friend and searches for an answer to if his wife is actually having an affair or he is just paranoid.

This is such a strange and hilarious show. I mean the first thing is just the title is so engaging and not what one would expect from a romantic comedy. But Lee Sun Gyun is hilarious and seems to just be a natural when it comes to comedic timing. I think this show perfectly encaptures the paranoia someone in a relationship can feel if they find something that they weren’t expecting.

 

Coffee Prince

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This week I am recommending the Romantic-Comedy: Coffee Prince.
Starring Yoon Eun Hye, Gong Yoo, Lee Sun Gyun, Chae Jung Ahn, Kim Chang Wan, Kim Ja Ok, and Choi Il Hwa.
Written by Lee Jung Ah and Jang Hyun Joo, this 17 episode series aired in 2007.
Watch it on DramaFever, Viki, and KissAsian.

'Coffee Prince' Promotion Photo

Go Eun Chan (Yoon Eun Hye) is a tough, hardworking employee with multiple part-time jobs. Working as a delivery boy Eun Chan is often mistaken as a boy when in reality she is a girl. When on a delivery she meets Choi Han Kyul (Gong Yoo). Han Kyul is the son of a wealthy family of hotelier’s, and with his good looks has gotten used to living the life of a bachelor; while his mother attempts to pressure Han Kyul to marry.

When Eun Chan and Han Kyul meet one night after a possible theft, Eun Chan stops the thief but lets him go as he is enamored by her younger sister. Even though Eun Chan gives back the purse, Han Kyul can’t help but think that the accident and theft were planned and gives Eun Chan his card for when she wants to be reimbursed. With the scooter damaged Eun Chan gets fired from her workplace and debates if she should get the money or keep her pride. Desperate for money she calls Han Kyul and sees him at his hotel while he is meeting with blind dates for his mother’s sake.  After countless attempts to get his attention, Han Kyul asks Eun Chan, thinking she is a boy, to be his gay lover so he doesn’t have to go on blind dates.

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After watching the first episode I am so excited to continue watching. Overall this seems like a light-hearted KDrama with laughs and giggles as well as intense romance. Coffee Prince is known as one of the most talked about dramas in 2007 because of its dealings with the ideas of being gay and in a homosexual relationship (even though the two leads are male and female). Yoon Eun Hye is one of the most convincing female stars I’ve seen that can so easily pull off being a boy. While Gong Yoo is attractive and hilarious to watch as he questions Yoon Eun Hye’s character.

I recommend this to anyone who is just starting to watch KDrama’s as it is light-hearted and doesn’t seem to be too dramatic. Plus it is only 17 episodes, which is quite short compared to dramas that last 21 episodes. But I think this is an amazing drama that will be fun to watch and share the experience of watching with others.

'Coffee Prince' Promotion Photo

 

Cinderella and the Four Knights

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This week I am recommending the Romantic Comedy: Cinderella and the Four Knights.
Starring Jung Il Woo, Park So Dam, Ahn Jae Hyun, Lee Sung Shin, Choi Min Sung, Son Na Gun, and Kim Young Gun.
Written by Min Ji Eun and Won Young Sil, this 16 episode drama aired in 2016.
Watch it on DramaFever, Viki, and KissAsian.

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Eun Ha Won (Park So Dam) is a modern day Cinderella, having lost her mom as a young child she is forced to live with an evil step-mother and step-sister. The only difference between Ha Won and Cinderella is that Ha Won is not waiting for a ‘Prince’ to come rescue her. She is hardworking, tough, and fierce. One night while delivering a pizza she encounters Kang Hyun Min (Ahn Jae Hyun), a possible heir to the Kang Family Fortune, who is intrigued by her tough personality. The next night she meets Kang Ji Woon (Jung Il Woo), another heir, who is a loner and has a mystery behind his birth. When Ha Won is roped into living with the Kang family, she ends up in a romantic quad between the Kang cousins.

This drama seems like it’s going to be hilarious and heart-wrenching at the same time. I’ve never heard of a drama that has a ‘quadrangle’ between the main female lead and four leading men. But I think that it will be interesting to see how each boy makes their move and will either be rejected or accepted. Cinderella and the Four Knights while it has a similar plot to other drama (rich boy meets poor girl) I think adding the factor that Ha Won is a badass will make the storyline much more interesting.

Cheese in the Trap

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This week I am reviewing the Romantic-Comedy: Cheese in the Trap. 
Starring Kim Go Eun, Park Hae Jin, Seo Kang Joon, Lee Sung Kyung, Nam Joo Hyuk, and Park Min Jin.
Written by Kim Nam Hee and Go Sun Hee, originally based off a webtoon with the same name, this 17 episode series aired in 2015.
Watch it on DramaFever, Viki, and KissAsian.

'Cheese in the Trap' Promotion Photo

Hong Seol (Kim Go Eun) is a hard working university student who is just trying to do the best that she can in school. After taking a year off from school to earn money for her tuition she comes back to find that Yoo Jung (Park Hae Jin), Hong Seoul’s senior, is being surprisingly nice to her. After witnessing a darker side to Yoo Jung, Hong Seoul is cautious around her senior and is also finding herself falling for him.

This seems like a really fun, yet intense, show. I was a bit confused in the beginning of how Hong Seol knew Yoo Jung, but I also find myself wanting to see how their relationship can grow and become something interesting.