Romance is familiar territory even for the most casual K-drama viewer. There’s familiar comfort to the genre, especially when it hits those essential beats. In recent years, there has been a greater exploration of the genre. One might even say that there has been an attempt to elevate the genre through the exploration of more serious themes. sometimes it works still, Other times, it loses its sense of identity. you are my spring, However, for this critique, sometimes you don’t need to rewrite the formula. Embrace the genre and its tropes just like the romance drama that recently wrapped, commercial offer, Its light-hearted and whimsical vibe is both casual and refreshing. Embracing its webtoon roots with editing flourishes and delightfully quirky characters, commercial offer Reminds us again why romance is where there is.
Even if you haven’t read the original webtoon, the plot of the series is based on commercial offer Will remind you of some great double identity plotlines. Shin Ha-ri (Kim Se-jong) is taken by his friend, Jin Young-seo (Seoul In-ah) on a blind date to replace him. Young-seo’s father is arranging blind dates to find her a husband, but Young-seo wants to stay to meet her one true love. Ha-ri agrees, thinking that her usual antics will get another potential boyfriend off Young-seo’s back. As luck would have it, however, nothing goes according to plan.
The man with whom Ha-Ri has established a friend? He happens to be Kang Tae-mu (Ahn Hyo-sep), the new CEO of the company Ha-ri works for. To complicate things further, Tae-mu really likes how this fake Young-seoo acts and decides that he wants to marry her. So, now Ha-Ri is stuck in a pickle. His identity as a fake Young-seo is cleared relatively quickly when the real Young-seo accidentally crashes into Cha Sung-hoon (Kim Min-kyu), who acts as Tae-myoo’s secretary. does. But Ha-Ri isn’t out of the woods yet. He must keep his employment a secret from Tae-mu and find a way out of this situation. How’d it go? in a random manner. But it’s fun.
While the plot itself is a basket full of shenanigans, what sells the series in even the most idiosyncratic way is how committed everyone is to their characters. All the characters we get on screen are very unique. Kim Se-jong is making a comeback after that supernatural counter, broadcasts all the intricacies of Shin Ha-ri. Whether completely oblivious of Tae-moo’s intentions or being over-eccentric as the fake Jin Young-seo, Kim Se-jong successfully delivers everything the script throws at him. It will be fun to see him do more physical comedy after this role. His chemistry with Ahn Hyo-seop works well, with the awkwardness between his characters evoking a sense of love.
Seoul In-ah’s Jin Young-seoo is eccentric, loud, and emotional. The character operates clearly in contrast to Kim Min-kyu’s cool Cha Sung-hoon. The two complement each other on screen and, while their characters’ path to romance is rocky in the beginning, it’s enjoyable to watch both of them work through their issues before arriving at an obvious conclusion. Notable shoutouts in the supporting cast are Kim Hyun-sook, Lim Ki-hong, and Yoon Sang-jung, who provide delightful comedic timing as Shin Ha-ri’s companions. It’s also fun to watch Lee Deok-hwa as Chairman Kang Da-gu, given the opportunity to get serious when needed and funny when the scene calls for it.
A minor complaint in the performance and character development area would be Song Won-seok’s Lee Min-woo. Established as a possible third part of a love triangle, not enough has been done to make the character resonate. It’s hard to say how much this has to do with the individual actor, direction and/or what was in the script. But, as far as the character goes, he doesn’t really move the needle despite being written with no love angle.
Unfortunately, the finale brings commercial offer Down a notch in overall performance. Its short season length at only twelve episodes leaves little room for story. As a result, the wrap-up in the final ten minutes has arguably left the audience wanting more. If the team had had one or two more episodes, there probably would have been more room to draw less abrupt conclusions. As it stands, the ending feels the equivalent of hitting a wall and you can’t help but want something more. Seeing Kang Tae-moo and Shin Ha-ri, however, the blow softens. They are just so cute.
except at the end of the execution, commercial offer Checks the box for What I’d Expect from a Romance Webtoon Adaptation. The characters are dynamite, with most of them owning the screen regardless of the size of their roles. For those new to the genre in general as well as K-drama, commercial offer There is a simple recommendation. It’s silly, whimsical and over-the-top in a way that’s cute. Perfect for the newbie in the field!
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except at the end of the execution, commercial offer Checks the box for What I’d Expect from a Romance Webtoon Adaptation. The characters are dynamite, with most of them owning the screen regardless of the size of their roles.