Addictive Rating: 1
Synopsis: [Taken from wiki.d.addicts.com]
The life of Go Eun Chan (Yoon Eun Hye) is not easy; she works many jobs to pay off debts and even gave up her feminine image. Choi Han Kyul (Gong Yoo) is the heir of a big food company, but his grandmother wants him to settle down, so she arranged many dates for him. After Eun Chan bumped into Han Kyul and was mistaken for a boy, Han Kyul decided to hire Eun Chan to be his gay lover in order to avoid the arranged dates. Desperately in need of money, Eun Chan had no choice but to accept. Han Kyul's grandmother also made Han Kyul in charge of a filthy coffee shop in danger of being bankrupt. Eun Chan begged to work at the coffee shop, and not long after, feelings start to spark, except, how would Han Kyul accept his "homosexuality"?
What I have to say:
This is a cute drama, with some fantastic music. The soundtrack alone sold me on this drama. The acting is decent, too. I'm not a huge fan of how (so far) South Korea handles queer themes, but nonetheless, it's interesting to see anyway. I would say from a more progressive North American perspective, and one that has had a lot of interaction with people who identify as queer, it's hard to believe that Koreans would think Eun Chan is a male character. But, in a society where being ultra feminine more normal than in the USA, I guess it could be believable? Not sure...at any rate, despite some of my question marks regarding this part of the plot, I really enjoyed the drama overall. And, anything that has to do with coffee shops in Seoul is always enjoyable.
See the complete list of dramas I've reviewed here.
Soju (1) | It had me coming back for more, but left me with a hangover. Worth it in the moment, but slight regret the next day.
Kimbap (2) | It moved well and often left me wondering what would happen in the next episode, but it wasn't as fulfilling as it had the potential to be.
Bibimbap (3) | I lost a lot of sleep because they knew how to end each episode with a cliffhanger! Lots of harmonious ingredients making this one a win!
Fanatic (4) | An amazing drama that was very well told and nearly every single episode ended with a major cliffhanger making you scream for more! I'm an absolute fan!
(I only put on here the dramas I actually recommend because I think it's really good. Even a soju rating means it was good and satisfying. A fanatic rating just means it blew me away and was near perfection. There are many dramas I've seen that I don't have on my recommendation list.)
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