I just realized this is another “drama trifecta” post I’m putting up. =D
The following article is an interesting analysis of the three dramas head to head on Wednesday-Thursday nights: Cinderella’s Sister, Prosecutor Princess, and Personal Taste. It has ten categories and basically compares which drama has the edge under that category.
I ❤ this analysis. It’s too funny! I’ll put up who gets the most “first place” wins at the end.
[FOCUS] Wednesday/Thursday drama rivalry – Part 1
1. The Moment of Truth: The one scene where you can witness the producers’ hard efforts
“Cinderella’s Sister” Song Gang-sook (played by Lee Mi-sook) wraps her arms around Goo Dae-sung (played by Kim Gap-soo) when she is startled while riding on the back of his rattling bicycle. But the bike actually rattled because Song Gang-sook had kicked its rear wheel. This single scene describes what the show’s two characters are like — the sly Song Gang-sook and the clueless Goo Dae-sung — and sums up their romantic emotions for each other. Thanks to such scenes, “Cinderella’s Sister” explained its basic set-up in one episode and went on to unfold its main story. How the producers left a lingering feeling through restrained forms of expression, such as simply showing the bike left behind after the two characters fall from a low slanted row, rather than attempting to explain the details of the incident, was also impressive.
“Prosecutor Princess” At work, Ma Hye-ri (played by Kim So-yeon) sometimes positions herself in front of her desk as if sitting in a chair but actually will pose herself in a posture she learned during yoga class. That is how much she is of a woman who considers that beauty as a woman is important, even while she is at work, and that is why it is inevitable that she clash with the rigid organization composed of prosecutors. Such is how her character is described clearly and the element of conflict existent within the show. It is a bit disappointing to see how she, as one who has a preference for luxury goods, merely adds on a pen with a decoration on hanging from it when she decides to decorate her office at work. The show could have done better in showing Ma Hye-ri’s style in more detail.
“Personal Taste” Why did Jun Jin-ho (played by Lee Min-ho) not drive his own car when he had to carry an important construction model. He could have at least called a cab. But he ends up riding a bus with Park Gae-in (played by Son Ye-jin) and as expected, the model breaks. The incident even happens when he mistakenly touches Park Gae-in’s bottom and is driven as a sexual molester. The incident is trite and instead of it creating conflict, it is one that has been created in order to produce conflict. The first episode, important to the drama’s beginning, wasted time by failing to bring out the characteristics of the two characters.
WINNER: Cinderella’s Sister