Thursday, April 21, 2011


Synopsis :
Wi Mae-ri is the cheerful, pragmatic daughter of a failed businessman who had grown used to being constantly on the move to escape from debtors. She becomes fast friends with the free-spirited indie singer Kang Mu-gyul when she nearly ran him over in a car. Meanwhile, her father Wi Dae-han is saved from his debtors by his old friend, Jung Suk, who had just returned from considerable success in the Japanese entertainment industry. Jung Suk, who had harbored a secret love for Mae-ri's mother, sets up a deal with Dae-han to have Mae-ri marry his son, Jung In. In her desperate to escape this predicament, Mae-ri begs Mu-gyul to pose as her husband, and finds herself in even more trouble than before when her father proposes a 100 day period in which she has to divide her time equally between Mu-gyul and Jung In, after which she has to decide who to marry.

Remarks :
I’ve been anticipating this drama even before the filming start! With Jang Geun Suk and Moon Geun Young as the lead couple and Kim Jae Wook as a third wheel, what else do you think it will turn out? But no - they had to crush my hope, my expectation after all that’s going on. I’ve learned long ago that a drama with a great cast isn’t enough - that directing and writing are even more crucial - but somehow, I always fall for it every time, getting excited and then facing that crushing disappointment as you watch the cast gamely doing their best despite the sinking ship. But still, I love Mae-ri, Mu Gyul and Jung In enough to brace myself towards the end. That’s one of the strength of this drama. Mae-ri and Mu Gyul chemistry with each other are so cute and adorable. To the point that you rather have them dominate the entire drama and drop all the other useless scenes…HEH! Though I wouldn’t mind having a few scenes with Mae-ri and Jung In or Mu-gyul and Jung In^^.

And hey, I do enjoy the ending for Mae-ri and Mu-gyul, that they very realistically broke up dozens of times and continue to grow up together, without easy solutions to everything. And the OSTs, they are KILL!!! You’ll seriously love it, though Mu-gyul’s ‘Please My Bus’ really didn’t make sense in whatever way for me.

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