A middle-aged magazine editor’s maternal clock has begun to tick and she is set on having a child, but not necessarily a husband. Kim Dang Ja begins to scourer through Korea’s most eligible bachelor’s for her sperm donor and sets her heart on a university professor (Choi Gi Chan) who she claims has the perfect genes that fits her long list of requirements. She makes plans to seduce him, although it turns out to be more of a challenge that she first thought it would be. Coincidental meetings and staged appearances may prove successful in luring him in, but what happens when he begins to further develop feelings for her and then utters that fatal word: marriage? Will she be able to put aside her fears and hold onto the man who makes her heart flutter or will the threat of an ominous illness cause her to distance herself?
Choi Gi Chan (Ryu Soo Yong)
Kim Dang Ja (Shin Eun Gyung)
Aaahh… the long awaited couple finally arrives in a funny, playful and light-hearted drama that is set in the college scene of a performing arts school. This drama was a much needed refreshment to the drama screens after the intense dramas “City Hunter” and “The Greatest Love”. Granted that “The Greatest Love” was an extremely enjoyable romantic comedy, the ending episodes were intense while the show itself had a dark underlying plot. There was nothing heavy about this drama, nor was it painfully heart-wrenching. The ending gave a slight heart-“twinge” and Lee Shin’s back story was tear-jerking, but all-in-all this drama was something to be enjoyed and remembered as “a whimsical fantasy”. One that I’m sure all man-eating Ajuhma’s would love to be apart of to get a little piece of Yong Hwa. :D
Jung Yong Hwa did a great job with the development of his character Lee Shin and an even better job at keeping him dynamic and adaptable. The initial perception of Lee Shin is a cold, handsome and popular artist who happens to be the lead singer and guitarist of a local Indie band called “The Stupid”. Perfect name for a “boy” band. :D As the drama progressed we got to see the other faucets of his character when Shin experiences the reality of his life and the raw emotions that come with it, both joyous and agonizing. However, the chemistry between Lee Shin and Lee Gyu Won is simple at best. The relationship that is portrayed on screen works as a friendship, even as friends with benefits, but as lovers or even a future married couple, is too much to hope for. Yong Hwa and Shin Hye are good friends in real life which definitely shines through in their joint performance in this drama.
Park Shin Hye played the part of Lee Gyu Won flawlessly as this character was similar in many ways to the Go Mi Nam from “You’re So Beautiful”. Shy, talented, but easily lovable personality with an explosive temper at times. The easy interaction between the other characters gave this character a more bright feel that brought out the lighter feel of the drama’s atmosphere.
I recommend this show for all of you in need of a light-hearted drama that you can simply enjoy without having to worry about the tragic end or a morbid plot twist that will leaving you wanting to rip your heart out. Bravo. Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you ” a whimsical fantasy” worthy of a second glance.
I’ve recently finished watching this drama and I have a few words of wisdom to my fellow Kdrama lovers: Prepare to be amazed and disappointed. There are many ups and downs to this drama and the ending is not one that leaves one on the end of their seat, nor does it satisfy that hunger for a finale that wraps the masterpiece together.
This drama began in a friendly way with all the formalities presented flawlessly. Basic things like introducing the full cast and important members and reeling in the audience were done to perfection. You know, very gentlemen-like introduction; a promising beginning to a very satisfying relationship between audience and the plot. It progressed at a fairly normal pace, if a bit slow at times and it seemed that things were going to work out for the better and a white wedding (the satisfying ending) with the handsome prince and Cinderella was approaching.
The plot became intense when the fierce and painful battle for the princess began between the leading men who’s bond was threatened due to their feelings for the same damsel in distress. Then came the typical tangled mess when the truth of things are revealed and then… the calm before the storm. Although it doesn’t last for long and the dark ominous cloud’s roll in; the storm is about to begin. You all know what storm I’m talking about too. The one where the damsel tries to sort out her feelings so that she can choose the man she wants so that the fighting can cease, and then she dawdles too long and something catastrophic happens that could mean life or death for someone and then the men who are fighting for their right to love have to question their feelings and true intentions and then the damsel gets confused because someone’s doubting and then she doubts her decision and when all seems lost and chaotic and there is no up or down and their sea of emotions start to swell to staggering heights… it all dies away. The true intentions and honest heart of the more worthy competitor emerges from the chaos of battle victorious, ready to take his rightful place next to the woman he’s earned. NOW, this is where the handsome prince and his Cinderella kiss with the sunset burning brightly behind them and time fast forwards to glimpses of their happily ever after. What ACTUALLY happens is when its time for Cinderella to kiss her loving prince, the reel in the theater gets cut and the audience groans in despair.
I truly loved this drama and was captivated by the actors and their amazing chemistry on screen. Although, my disappointment at the ending almost overwhelmed the joy I experienced while I was watching the drama.