Summary: Shin Suk Ho, a former manager of talents at a top entertainment company hit rock bottom after serving a year in prison. He then founded Mango Entertainment and formed a band called Entertainer. The vocalist Jo Ha Neul happened to be the brother of Suk Ho’s close friend who was a great talent himself. Together with some of his closest friends from the industry, Suk Ho worked hard to put Entertainer band into the limelight.
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Stars: Ji Sung as Shin Suk Ho
Hyeri as Jung Geu Rin
Kang Min Hyuk as Jo Ha Neul
Chae Jung Ahn as Yeo Min Joo
Likes: It’s good to see a favorite again! Ji Sung is no doubt a great actor. His role in this drama is a bit different from his previous projects – a hectic, sly, good with words, workaholic manager, depressed but even then still a good leader (his life was kind of messy) – but as usual Ji Sung did it so well, in fact without him in this drama, it would have been really boring. And I have to mention, this guy can cry even without trying so hard. There’s lots of scenes in this drama to prove that. So guys get those kleenex ready!
Entertainer band consists of really cute guys. Ha Neul is tall and handsome, Kyle is super funny, Jae Hoon is a total cutie and Yun Soo is charismatic. The style of songs the band played is somehow similar to CNBlue which is probably not a coincidence considering Kang Min Hyuk (CNBlue’s drummer) is playing Ha Neul.
First time to see Busan featured in a drama. It’s been always Jeju Island. Busan looked less busy than Seoul and the water views were beautiful especially outside Ha Neul’s waterside home.
That song Go Ahead, Cry is just beautiful. Sad but beautiful.
This has a series of seriously heavy drama moments. Everyone seemed to have a sad story so as I’ve said, have your Kleenex ready. Have a good cry.
Popular cameos: Park Shin Hye was there shortly and Seo Kang Joon as Kyle’s friend.
Though it wasn’t the focus, I love the romance between Suk Ho and Geu Rin and the story of that green (rhymes with Geu Rin) umbrella and how it might shed some light as to where their story is leading in the end.
Everyone’s story has a closure in this drama. After all the heavy drama, you’ve got a time to laugh and smile in the end.
The award moment in the end when all 4 members of the band were on the red carpet… in their tuxedos…all groomed… walking in slow mo… then stopped and ask their boss (Suk Ho) to join them. All 5 of them then continued the slow mo, red carpet moment! Quite cheesy but loved it :).
Dislikes: Kang Min Hyuk looks handsome and tall but his mouth was a bit disturbing especially when he cries. His face sometimes lack emotions. He definitely needs more acting workshop.
Storylines were too good to be true. There were times I’d say… REALLY???
I think the script and its execution is below par for an actor like Ji Sung.