Authentic Air Date: April – Could 2017
Jin Wook, a son of a chaebol, and Yoo Mi, an aspiring nutritionist have a one-night stand. They run into one another three years later when Jin Wook is operating the corporate and Yoo Mi is employed because the cafeteria nutritionist.
My Secret Romance is a pure sweet fluffy romantic comedy. It is just 14 episodes at about 45 minutes every. But it surely truthfully ought to have been 10 episodes at half-hour every. The primary 10 episodes had been tacky cliché-filled goodness. Sure, cue the smug jerk chaebol and the kind-hearted harmless poor lady troupe. The plot may be very gentle and the primary ten episodes rely closely on their banter and interactions as Jin Yook places Yoo Mi by way of the wringer. I knew I used to be watching fluff, however I’ve to say I actually did get pleasure from it. Typically a lady simply wants the senseless romantic comedy to binge-watch. The issue after episode 10 was that the already “nothing actually taking place plot” bought even ridiculously slower with “nothing taking place however previous montages plot.” Significantly, I feel a full two episodes had been nothing however flashbacks to previous scenes. And that’s saying lots as a result of they already had some montages within the first 10 episodes. I used to be studying someplace that they’d an sudden episode the writers needed to fill when it aired stay and it was solely speculated to be 13 episodes. However even then, the writers ought to have really written one thing or instructed the community no! The final 4 episodes had been actually tough to get by way of and I fairly much-cleaned home and performed video games on my telephone whereas it was on.
Other than the plot/montage challenge, I believed the principle couple had good chemistry. I acknowledged the lead male, Sung Hoon as the last word fighter in Oh My Venus. His physique remains to be on level on this drama! He was capable of be each cute and horny in his position. Music Ji Eun (previously with the group Secret) was the lead feminine and was slightly extra one-note in her wide-eyed harmless or perhaps scared-looking half the time. When she performed her character with slightly extra spunk, I did get pleasure from her appearing higher.
As for the supporting solid, my favourite was Jin Wook’s assistant, Jang Woo Jin. He performed his character with such a deadpan humor and was a fantastic counter to Jin Wook. I liked that he was keen to place Jin Wook in his place and lower him down. I additionally liked that though his fits had been horrible, he owned them with delight and confirmed off his internal character.
The remainder of the solid fell into the cliché roles. The perfect pal to Yoo Mi was the very nice and caring man who was friend-zoned, the second lead feminine was jealous and wouldn’t take no for a solution, and the chaebol father wouldn’t settle for a commoner like Yoo Mi to marry his son. Yoo Mi’s mother was completely different within the sense that she was a former grownup film star and was open about intercourse and love. Her character although was arduous to love as a result of she was too horrible of a mom to not perceive the bullying her daughter endured and her influence on her daughter’s life.
General, I did get pleasure from watching (the primary 10 episodes of ) My Secret Romance. Though it was stuffed with troupes and cheesiness, I believed the onscreen banter and chemistry was enjoyable to observe. I did get pleasure from it was a unique setup with a one-night stand. The supporting solid was hit and miss and on the whole, was quite one-note to play their roles. Nonetheless, I’ve to knock my score down a notch due to the ridiculous quantity of montages and pointless draggy final 4 episodes.
Remaining Opinion: In case you bought nothing else to observe
I don’t often touch upon the soundtrack, however I need to say their theme track was actually catchy and I couldn’t assist however bounce alongside and hum to it each time it got here on.