I usually do a first impressions post for the first two episodes. (So since I wrote the first part after episode 1, you can imagine my excitement in having written up the post after one episode). The above photo is a favorite shot of mine, as Ae Jung cries, and Dokko Jin turns away out of discomfort. The distance between them must be overcome, and Dokko must learn to trust and turn to Ae Jung…
This time, here’s my judgment on episode 2. Again, I saw it raw, so pardon the misunderstandings.
For one thing, the Hong Sisters have really stepped it up. I was honestly a tad bored with My Girlfriend is a Gumiho, so this was far more exciting. We had fast developments, toilet humor, awkward situations, and totally-taking-advantage-of-the-awkward-situation. For example, at one point Gong Hyo Jin pretends her car is the fancy-shmancy SUV that really belongs to Cha Seung Won. He tells her to get away, but evolves into a complex gag reel that ends with Cha signing her palm and pushing her away to get rid of her.
Yoon Kye Sang and Yoo In Na didn’t get enough screen time to really judge, but Yoo established a great bitchy presence in her few minutes. Yoon looks a bit bland for now – like he’s the smart aleck good boy. At least his mom (?) is Yoon Eun Hye’s mom from Coffee Prince. Bonus cast member: Im Ji Kyu, who was Park Shi Hoo’s lovable secretary in Queen of Reversals. You can’t go wrong with that.
Best Love recently held their press conference – makes sense since they’re premiering so soon! Can’t wait can’t wait! So this is a photo spamazz of the lovely cast. I have to say – I enjoy seeing Cha Seung Won smiling a lot. And Yoo In Na looks adorable, as if clinging for dear life onto Gong Hyo Jin.
OHMYGAWD – I think I wanna watch this drama more than ever.
Here’s a preview of Best Love, or Greatest Love. Below is a translation of the preview. It’s so cute! And I love seeing Cha Seung Won smiling more. I think it’s still a litle weird, but hey – more work for him to convince me that he can do it!
The poster for Best Love is out! And oh my goodness – Yoon Kye Sang is yummy! I feel like he’s rocking a Park Shi Hoo vibe here (hence my attraction?!) Gong Hyo Jin is cute with her whimsical pose, and Cha Seung Won is…well, that man needs a serious lesson in learning how to let go.
I wanted the last recap to be up and ready before I posted this, hence the lateness of this review. My rating is already up though (6/10), and I will explain why I gave it such a high/low rating, however way you want to look at it.
I don’t know, but I cannot believe Cha Seung Won is a popular actor. Or plays one, as a matter of fact. In Best Love, he’s Dokko Jin, a beloved star who (in the pics) ends up in a speed quiz game over the phone with Ae Jung – the star with a bad image played by Gong Hyo Jin.
All I can say is, the hair is not really helping me remove the image of Son Hyuk from my mind. I can understand the facial hair, but the hair on his head resembles too much like his intense character in Athena. I hope he gets major style revamping.
And I hope he plays Dokko Jin with as much liveliness and zest as Yoon Sang Hyun did in Secret Garden.
He’s currently working on Best Love (a.k.a Discovery of Affection) alongside Cha Seung Won and Gong Hyo Jin. (I don’t know if I’d watch it – the male leads are currently drawing me in over the females.) His involvement with High Kick is still in talks, and nothing has been confirmed. However, I can’t help but feel that he’ll take on the “Daniel Choi“-vibe role; I didn’t mind him so much, but he wasn’t as interesting as the guys in Unstoppable High Kick.