Uncontrollably Fond

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This week I am recommending the romantic drama: Uncontrollably Fond. 
Starring Kim Woo Bin, Bae Su Ji, Im Ju Hwan, Jin Kyung, Lee Seo Won, and Ryu Won.
Written by Lee Kyung Hee, this 20 episode series aired in 2016.
Watch it on DramaFever, Viki, and KissAsian.

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No Eul (Bae Su Ji) and Shin Joon Young (Kim Woo Bin) were in a relationship as teenagers until they are suddenly separated. Years later No Eul is now a TV producer and Joon Young has become a top Hallyu star with an arrogant personality. When No Eul is assigned to produce a documentary on Joon Young the two have a second chance encounter as adults and cannot deny the spark between them.

Uncontrollably Fond was the talk of the KDrama world because of Kim Woo Bin and Suzy who are both big named stars in South Korea. The second chance romance between the two leads and the love-hate relationship they have are common tropes in drama that keep the viewers watching and wanting more!

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.

'Miss Granny' Promotional 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.

'Cinderella and the Four Knights' Promotion Photo

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.

Descendants of the Sun

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This week I am recommending the Romantic Drama: Descendants of the Sun. 
Starring Song Joong Ki, Song Hye Gyo, Jin Goo, and Kim Ji Won.
Written by Kim Eun Sook and Kim Won Seok, this 19 episode series aired in 2016.
Watch it on DramaFever, Viki, Netflix, and KissAsian.

'Descendants of the Sun' Promotion Photo

Descendants of the Sun is a war drama telling the story of Yoo Shi Jin (Song Joong Ki), a Special Force Captain and Kang Mo Yeon (Song Hye Gyo) a medical doctor. After Mo Yeon treats Shi Jin’s wounds, he starts to fall for the beautiful doctor who healed him. But for Mo Yeon there is one problem, she is a doctor who wants to save lives while Shi Jin is a soldier who takes them. But when the two are stationed at the same base, sparks start to fly between the two.

This was one of the most talked about drama’s when it first aired in 2015. With the writers (Kim Eun Sook) dedicated fan base and impressive resume of dramas (Secret Garden and The Heirs) fans were already excited for a new drama from Eun Sook. This drama is a heartwarming drama of second chances and finding love even during the worst of times.

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.

Oh My Venus

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This week I am recommending the Romantic-Comedy KDrama: Oh My Venus. 
Starring Shin Min Ah, So Ji Sub, Jung Gyu Woon, Oh Soo Jin, Sung Hoon, and Henry Lau.
Created by Yoo Byeong-sool and Park Mae-Hee this 16 episode series ran from 2015-2016.
Watch it on DramaFever, Viki, and AmazonPrime.

 

'Oh My Venus' Promotional Poster

 

Kang Joo Eun (Shin Min Ah) also known as Daegu’s Venus was known for her beauty in her high school years; girls wanted to be her and all guys want to date her. Aspiring to be a lawyer Kang Joo Eun works hard to get into law school and also meets her First Love Im Woo Sik (Jung Gyu Woon) a competitive swimmer. Fast forward 15 years later Kang Joo Eun has achieved her goal of being a lawyer but has become overweight from the amount of work she has. On the eve of Joo Eun’s and Woo Sik’s 15th Anniversary, he ends the relationship.

We are then introduced to a mysterious man in Los Angeles known as John Kim, a personal trainer, who we later learn his name is Kim Young Ho. When a rumor starts that Young Ho and his client are in a romantic relationship he leaves to go back to Korea. At the same time, Joo Eun has left for a business trip in the states and is sent back as quickly as she arrived. While on the flight to Korea Joo Eun faints to which Young Ho provides medical attention and ends up cutting her out of her corset. Later on, Joo Eun finds out that Young Ho is the famous trainer John Kim and asks for his help in her goal to lose weight.

 

'Oh My Venus' Soundtrack Cover

 

After watching the first episode I just want to watch more and see what happens between Joo Eun and Young Ho! Shin Min Ah is hilarious and the transformation from her slim frame to a larger size is crazy to see. Overall this is an interesting drama looking at how South Korean society treats and looks at overweight women since they are so focused on appearance and beauty, but that is not the point of the romantic comedy.

If I were to recommend this drama to a friend who has never seen a KDrama before, I’d say that this is similar to the beginning of Legally Blonde where Elle is broken up with and then proves what everyone thinks of her is wrong. Oh My Venus is a story of second chances and proving to others that you can do the unthinkable.

 

'Oh My Venus' Promotional Photo

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