Under the Queen’s Umbrella

under the queen's umbrella kdramaOngoing drama. Still watching.

Preview: Queen Hwa Ryeong does everything in her might to protect all her children from the predators in the palace. After the tragic death of her eldest son, the crown prince, she tries her best to keep her position as queen to protect the remaining grand princes who are in danger of getting killed once a different prince will become the new crown prince.

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Genre: Period, Kings & Princes, Family
Episodes: 16
Stars: Kim Hye Soo as Queen Im Hwa Ryeong
Choi Won Young as King Lee Ho
Kim Hae Sook as Queen Dowager
Bae In Hyuk as Crown Prince
Moon Sang Min as Grand Prince Seongnam
Yoon Sang Hyeon as Grand Prince Muan
Yoo Seon Ho as Grand Prince Gyeseong
Park Ha Joon as Grand Prince Ilyoung

Reborn Rich

reborn rich kdramaOngoing drama. Still watching.

Preview: Yoon Hyun Woo has worked for Soonyang group for a long time but was accused of embezzlement and got got shot while on his trip abroad. He died but then finds himself in the body of the youngest Soonyang grandson, Jin Do Jun. He decides to take revenge and works to become the owner of Soonyang Group.

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Genre: Family, Revenge, Chaebol
Episodes: 16
Stars: Song Joong Ki as Yoon Hyun Woo / Jin Do Jun
Shin Hyun Bin as Seo Min Young
Lee Sung Min as Jin Yang Cheol

Good Job

good job kdramaSummary: Eun Seon Woo is the owner of Eun Kang group. He also secretly runs a private detective office to mainly investigate the mystery behind his mother’s death. He meets Don Se Ra, who has an ability to see extremely far objects with her bare eyes. Don Se Ra starts working for Eun Soo Woo’s detective work and eventually falls in love with each other.

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Genre: Romantic Comedy, Detective, Boss Romance, Chaebol, Rich Boy Poor Girl
Episodes: 12
Stars: Jung Il Woo as Eun Seon Woo
Kwon Yoo Ri as Don Se Ra
Eum Moon Suk as Yang Jin Mo
Song Sang Eun as Sa Na Hee



Likes: Main reason why I watch this is the leads! Jung Il Woo and Kwon Yoo Ri look extremely good together and their chemistry is undeniably strong. I’m glad they reunited after Bossam. Finally I get to enjoy a kissing scene here, unlike Bossam, which is a period drama, deprived all of us of a kissing scene. So, yeah here we go, more closeness and finally kisses!

Our main leads:

Jung Il Woo as Eun Seon Woo – perfectly good-looking and haughty as usual, loved seeing him here in different detective outfits and of course in CEO suits. He looked really great with Kwon Yoo Ri! They were so comfortable with each other! Jung Il Woo seems to love great entrances. Most of his previous roles have this scene where he can show off himself. It’s becoming like a Jung Il Woo signature already, and I’m loving it!

Kwon Yoo Ri as Don Se Ra – is it me or she’s getting prettier everytime I see her. She was serenely beautiful in Bossam. Here, she was cool and sexy! As I’ve mentioned above, she was comfortable with her leading man making their scenes look very natural.

Action, Detective. It was enjoyable to watch all their detective adventures. The outfits were cool! The secret detective room is a dream for all detective wannabes. It goes on to say, if you’re rich, you can have all the toys you want! What a privilege!



Detective Bromance. I love the bromance between Eun Soon Woo (Jung Il Woo) and Yang Jin Mo (Eum Moon Suk). They were always fun to watch with all their detective adventures!

Extra Love Team. Yang Jin Moo and Sa Na Hee were such fun! Both best friend of the top leads, it’s good to see them as another love team!

Impressive villains. All along I thought it was just Kang Tae Joon (Yoon Sun Woo). Bad guy was written all over his face. He was so good in acting. But who would have thought, our good and quiet secretary Kim to be the ultimate baddie. I’m just impressed with the  villains.

Love the Ending. I love how everything got resolved, and how generous they are with the epilogue. It was great to see the two love teams doing well on their own.

My Rating: 8 stars! (10 as highest)


One Dollar Lawyer

one dollar lawyer kdramaSummary: Chun Ji Hun is a former prosecutor who  is now a lawyer and only asking one dollar for his legal fee. He is joined by Sa Ma Jang, his office assistant and Baek Ma Ri, a new lady lawyer.

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Genre: Legal, Comedy, Mystery
Episodes: 12
Stars: Nam Goong Min as Chun Ji Hoon
Kim Ji Eun as Baek Ma Ri
Choi Dae Hoon as Seo Min Hyuk




Likes: I watched this because of Nam Goong Min and I’m glad I did because like his other dramas, One Dollar Lawyer didn’t disappoint.

Nam Goong Min. Love this guy. He’s handsome and of course a brilliant actor! Taking the role of Chun Ji Hoon, who went from a serious prosecutor to a can’t-be-taken-seriously-lawyer, shows how versatile Nam Goong Min is as an actor. Chun Ji Hoon was a prosecutor who would do everything to go after corrupt officials even if that would mean his own dad. After 2 tragic losses, he decided to become a lawyer who only takes one dollar as payment and would always wear sunglasses. Funny guy as you look at him compared to his prosecutor days but he possesses a  great sense of social justice and compassion.

Why One Dollar? There’s a sad story behind the one-dollar fee and it’s got something to do with Chun Ji Hoon’s former fiancee who started the office. She helped Chun Ji Hoon get past his sad past only to leave him forever even before they got married. She left her famous law firm in order to start a practice that would help the ones who can’t afford a lawyer fee, thus only asking one-dollar. Chun Ji Hoon, devasted by the fiancee’s death, continued the good intention and he became the One-Dollar Lawyer.

Why the sunglasses? Chun Ji Hoon really looked cool on those but I think the real reason behind the glasses is to hide his grief. Instead of drowning in his grief like after his dad died, he decided to be on the happy, cool and crazy side but hide his grieving eyes with a pair of cool, dark sunglasses.



The cinematic style. I love the directing, how the camera moves and how it captures a lot of scenes, cinematic style. However, it has also an anime-like presentation. That could stem from its OST, as it sounds like you’re watching an anime. Check out One Dollar Lawyer OST here.

The One Dollar Lawyer style. I love the suits! I love the messy hairstyle! But I think, the really cool sunglasses got me! They look so classic and stylish! Tried to find out which sunglasses brand sponsored the drama but nothing came out of that. All in all, the styling of everyone was pretty good. They tried their best to make everyone look like in webtoon. Well done!

The interesting cases. Aside from the main storyline, we have different stories from the cases that our One Dollar lawyer had to handle. I like the case of Kim Min Jae, who had to confess of killing his parents to protect his sister and the reputation of his dad. Having to solve the case was such a bonus!



Lee Jee Hoon cameo. Surprised to see another handsome face. Lee Jee Hoon appeared as himself, a celebrity on the red carpet while our Chun Ji Hoon was making an arrest.

Ending. It feels like there’s going to be season 2 but I’m also good with how it ended. After solving the case of his father and fiancee’s deaths, Chun Ji Hoon once again, is on the go, only asking for one dollar for his fee. He’s like a modern-day superhero for a lot of desperate clients who are put on the edge.

Dislikes: I was kind of hoping a romance with Baek Ma Ri, but nothing really came out of it. Nam Goong Min is also suited more with non-romantic kdrama, but yeah, you’ll never know.

My Rating: 8 stars! (10 as highest)


Love in Contract

Summary: Choi Sang Eun is a single life helper who has an odd job of being in a marriage contract with men who need help by having a contractual wife. She’s entangled between two clients, Jung Ji Ho, a judge and Kang Hae Jin, a popular actor.

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Genre: Romantic Comedy, Contract Marriage, Chaebol
Episodes: 16
Stars: Park Min Young as Choi Sang Eun
Go Kyung Pyo as Jung Ji Ho
Kim Jae Young as Kang Hae Jin




Likes: This turned out really good! At first I was so distracted by Kang Min Young’s drastic face transformation. She looked sooo different from her last kdrama, but I’ll elaborate on this on the dislike section. Good thing is, Kang Min Young is a great actress and she chooses her drama well. But then, I got hesitant with Go Kyung Pyo, her leading man. Hm, would this actually work? Surprisingly, it did! I think it was a combination of an unusual plot, surprisingly awesome chemistry, and a brilliant cast!

Unusual Plot. What a weird job Choi Sang Eun has! And how she was groomed to be the heiress of a conglomerate family. Definitely an unusual story. Then here comes one of her pretend husbands, a judge who wasn’t good with people and possessed a mysterious personality. Interestingly, she ended up liking him. I like how the writers gave more weight on personality than possession and title. Choi Sang Eun chose a boring judge over a chaebol / popular actor! That’s definitely something new!

The chemistry. Choi Sang Eun and Jung Ji Ho’s chemistry was slowly built up during those dinner nights they shared at the latter’s place. I absolutely like the awkwardness, it was so realistic! They didn’t talk much but both presence was connecting. I love Jung Ji Ho’s simple gesture to cook, he was so likeable because of that and compensated a lot in his lack of communication skills. It’s really true that you connect with someone through cooking and eating together alone. So yeah, if you don’t know how to talk, at least learn how to cook! The food will do the talking for you 😄.



The love triangle. Choi Sang Eun’s personality was looking for someone beyond money, title and fame. She was very clear from the very beginning that she was into Jung Ji Ho. She didn’t give our poor Kang Hae Jin some false hopes. However, as a good samaritan, she helped Kang Hae Jin resolved his own family issues. But to be fair, Kang Hae Jin, with his visuals and chabeol status, gave Jung Ji Ho a great competition.

Park Min Young as Choi Sang Eun – surprised to see a new face but still the great Park Min Young. The role is multi-talented but felt unloved by the people she expected to love her. How would I describe Choi San Eun, hm broken, but still goes one with one’s life.

Go Kyung Pyo as Jung Ji Ho – somehow he was too tall for the leading lady but you’ll get to like him. Jung Ji Ho was also a difficult personality. To describe him, hm lonely. He was longing for company but it was always a difficult task for him to be with people.



Kim Jae Young as Kang Hae Jin – good-looking guy and as Kang Hae Jin, a sacrificer. He sacrificed a lot for other people; for his first love, for his mum or his family. It was time to that he did something for himself, and that was choosing what he actually liked doing best; acting.

Gwang Nam-ssi. He was Choi Sang Eun’s housemate and ex-husband. I just love the genuine friendship these two were sharing. He was gay and desperately needed a wife to show to his family, so he got into a marriage contract with Choi Sang Eun, but even after their divorce he stayed to support her emotionally.

Madame Yoo. Jin Kyung is once again impressive! She was such a madame with her expensive outfits. Loved the aattitude!

Favourite Quote. “Most wounded flowers are the most fragrant.”

OST is Love. I just really love the OST. Check out Love Contract OST here.

Beautiful Ending. It was great! No flashy ending, instead heartwarming.

Dislikes: Park Min Young should put a stop to plastic surgery. She’s starting to look like a plastic doll, for real. Her new nose is even not straight, it was so distracting. Of course, the face doesn’t have something to do with her acting, but it’s just strange to see a fast-changing face. For me, her face was perfect in Secretary Kim.

Kopiko ad placement was getting aggressive.

My Rating: 8.5 stars! (10 as highest)


The Law Cafe

the-law-cafe kdramaSummary: Kim Yoo Ri is a lawyer who started a cafe that doesn’t only serve coffee but also gives legal advices. She realizes that her landlord is his long-time friend, Kim Jeong Ho, who used to be a prosecutor. These two like each other but have some reservations to be in a relationship.

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Genre: Romantic Comedy, Legal
Episodes: 16
Stars: Lee Seung Ki as Kim Jeong Ho
Lee Se Young as Kim Yoo Ri




Likes: Light-hearted romcom, legal kdrama with two of kdrama world sweethearts, Lee Seung Ki and Lee See Young. I like its casual style of storytelling with occasional commentary.

Legal cases. Like Attorney Woo, we’ve got different cases that our lady lawyer, Kim Yoo Ri, had to deal with. Different stories of people seeking legal advice, that makes the plot more interesting and richer. I particularly liked the case of the bullied kid. The bully was also really good in acting.

Awesome villain. Jo Han Chul portraying the role of CEO Lee Pyun Woong was brilliant! This guy can take any role and he will always do great. As Lee Pyun Woong, he was funny, crazy, attention-seeking, simply messed-up personality who always tried to impress his not-so-easy father.

The Cafe. I like the ambiance of the cafe, the people running it and the people around it. Such a good, happy, little community. We’ve got our lawyer, barista, helper, landlord, two ladies running a small store, a neighboring psychiatrist – it gave an impression of a happy place.



Our top leads…

Lee Seung Ki as Kim Jeong Ho – you need to groom him to look like a prosecutor 😉. Lee Seung Ki never aged. He still looks the same ten years ago. I think the tracksuit looked good on him but he always looked like a totally different person when he’s in a suit.

Lee Se Young as Kim Yoo Ri – this is an interesting role for Lee See Young and again she did well in it. Her outfits were so Kim Yoo Ri’s personality! That leopard print blouse was screaming!

The Conventional Ending. With all the fuss about marriage not justifying lasting happiness, they still went for the conventional ending, and everyone seems happy about it.

Dislikes: The chemistry was poor unfortunately. Lee Seung Ki and Lee Se Young are kdrama sweethearts but that doesn’t obviously guarantee a good chemistry.

The story was a happy one but lots of cringy moments. Some unbearable ones! This was no near to Attorney Woo.

No one has pulled the trigger when Lee Pyun Woong was taking Kim Jeong Ho hostage, WHY? Too much talking on the hostage scene!

My Rating: 7.5 stars! (10 as highest)


Little Women

little women kdramaSummary: Oh In Joo, Oh In Kyung and Oh In Hye are sisters who grew up poor. They get involved in a case that lead them to fight against the richest and most influential family in Korea.

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Genre: Family, Mystery
Episodes: 12
Stars: Kim Go Eun as Oh In Joo
Nam Ji Hyun as Oh In Kyung
Park Ji Hoo as Oh In Hye



Likes: I think what made me really watch this show was the promising cast. Just taking a look at the big names, we’ve got Kim Go Eun, Nam Ji Hyun, Wi Ha Joon and Uhm Ki Joon as main cast. Such a feast for a kdrama fan who’d seen these faces a number of times in the past. Of course, I had high expectations. Did it really hit the mark? That, I’ll talk about later in the bottom.

So, let’s take a look at the big names and their roles…

Kim Go Eun as Oh In Joo – I know she’s a great actress, but her role her kind of annoyed me a bit. She was so gullible. I wouldn’t say, stupid, but simply and annoyingly easy to get convinced. Anyway, Kim Go Eun did so well in portraying that.

Nam Ji Hyun as Oh In Kyung – I love In Kyung’s personality! She was tough and brave. She would always stand up to what she believed in and always ready to fight. Nam Ji Hyun’s chemistry with Kang Hoon was also awesome!

Park Ji Hoo as Oh In Hye – I wasn’t a fun of In Hye that much. I don’t like people getting swayed easily with living in mansion. However, I like the actress Park Ji Hoo. She’s a promising young star.



Wi Ha Joon as Choi Do Il – Wi Ha Joon helping Kim Go Eun solved mysteries gave a Squid Game vibe. The forever, mystery revealer! I love seeing him again, although I wished he had more chemistry with Kim Go Eun.

Uhm Ki Joon as Park Jae Sang – the villain role was written all over his face but I was so surprised how it ended with him. What a twist!

Uhm Ji Won as Won Sang Ah – our great villainess, the master puppeteer, the artist. She was so twisted but remain artistic with her ways. Brilliant acting by the lady!

The Story. I was definitely feeling a Squid Game vibe. Psychotic for sure and maybe because Wi Ha Joon was in it 😊. I like the web of mysteries, they were for sure interesting and kept me hooked all throughout. This is of course based on the novel Little Women, so it’s also about sisters who’d gone through difficult times in their lives. It’s a coming of age drama wrapped in psychotic mystery 😉.



The Mystery of the Orchid. I like the importance of the orchid in the show. Not only it was beautiful, but it was representative as well. So once one is not part of the orchid family, he or she becomes a loose orchid, meaning time to die. Of course, the orchid is managed by the main villainess, who’s I think was the star of the show.

The Main Villainess. Of course she was psychotic, but you’ve got to give her that. She was an artist. She wanted to give life to her art. What a twisted mind, but artistic as well.

Singapore with Love! It’s good to see kdrama travelling out again to film. Although, I always associate kdrama with Seoul but it’s good to see other beautiful cities as well.  Singapore was of course a great choice. Still wanna visit the place one day!

Cameo Surprise. One of the first episodes had Song Jong Ki cameo! What a treat! And what a great-looking sales person!

Dislikes: I think the cast was excellent, but the story was quite weak. I like the mysterious approach, the puzzles and everything, but so many loose ends. The plot was also quite messy, it was all over the place. Hard to keep up especially with so many characters in the story.

My Rating: 8 stars! (10 as highest)


Poong, The Joseon Psychiatrist

poong the joseon psychiatrist kdramaSummary: Yoo Se Poong is a genius doctor and works at the palace but he gets blame for the death of the king. He has to leave Hanyang with a trauma that makes him unable to do acupuncture anymore. He then meets a town doctor who becomes his teacher and a widow who becomes his student.

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Genre: Period, Medical, Psychological
Episodes: 12
Stars: Kim Min Jae as Yoo Se Poong
Kim Hyang Gi as Seo Eun Woo
Kim Sang Kyung as Gye Ji Han




Likes: I love the theme of the drama. A psychiatrist during the Joseon era treating people who were sick in the mind and in the heart. I’m always curious how it was like in the olden days, just like how my grandma would tell stories during her times. I like how they made this one so light-hearted despite the psychological theme. It was funny, so relatable and family-focused, that you just wanted to be part of it. Such a heartwarming show!

Medical cases. Every episode focused on someone who has a medical condition, and that becomes the topic. Expanding the storyline  by taking on different cases makes every episode richer. And our leads trying to solve and treat every condition, dealing with difficult people in the process, was quite an adventure.

The plague. Seeing how the people in the past would handle epidemic is quite interesting. Harsher definitely. It made me think how lucky we are to be living now. We might have to go through strict lockdowns but at least we don’t get burned alive in quarantine. But that’s how it was like before. Cure was difficult to find. It was definitely a scarier time. And the psychological effect on people was pretty apparent too. However, what made it so different is that people in the past worked a lot as families. Hurdles like health or poverty were overcame a lot by being together.

The family. As I’ve mentioned above, family was very important. The Gyesu Village clinic family was such a happy one. They were not all blood-related but they were a family. I loved the warmth in that clinic. They help each other to treat the sick, they eat together, they joke with each other, protect each member, they all work happily for a common goal.



Our dear cast…

Kim Min Jae as Yoo Se Poong – I loved seeing Kim Min Jae in period dramas, this suits him so well. As a genius doctor who fell from grace due to his involvement in the death of the previous king, he did great! I like his haughty character, who’s also soft-hearted when it comes to people in need and those who are family to him. Just got to love the guy!

Kim Hyang Gi as Seo Eun Woo – she’s not the prettiest but she really fits well in this era. But the more I watched her, the more beautiful she had become. I also like her chemistry with Kim Mim Jae. Although, they were both too coy in this season, I just loved watching them together and I look forward for more romantic scenes next season.

Kim Sang Kyung as Gye Ji Han – I love this guy, he’s great! I like his father figure role here. He’s basically the head of the Gyesu Clinic and the robin hood of the village. He was very funny especially when he met the King but unaware he was the king, he gave him his honest diagnoses 😄.

Veteran’s cameo. Seeing veteran actor Ahn Nae Sang, who took the role of the previous king who died of poisoning in the first episode and Jang Hyun Sung, who took the role of Poong’s father,  and also died in the second episode, I thought, wow, we’ve got big actors here, this show would be promising.

Ending. The story of the poisoning of the king has been resolved and the bad guys had paid for it with their lives. Now we’ll move on. Having a second season seems to be a trend this year. Oh well, good news to us fans, we’ll be seeing more of Poong’s medical adventure. Hopefully, more romance too.

My Rating: 8 stars! (10 as highest)


Big Mouth

big-mouth kdramaSummary: Park Chang Ho is a lawyer who barely wins his cases. He gets into trouble when he took a case that involved the rich. He is framed as the most wanted conman “Big Mouth” and get stuck in prison. His wife, Go Mi Ho, who works as a nurse, tries too investigate to help her husband clears his name.

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Genre: Legal, Crime
Episodes: 16
Stars: Lee Jong Suk as Park Chang Ho
Im Yoon Ah as Go Mi Ho
Kim Joo Hun as Choi Do Ha




Likes: Where do I begin? This drama is such a big mess that I like it in a way. One thing is sure, it kept me hook throughout. I think the actions were too good, although our poor Lee Jong Suk always got beaten up to a pulp especially at the start.

The Real Big Mouse. That was definitely a lot of guessing from my part. Who could have done all that inside the prison? I like how thrilling it all came out, although I wasn’t really blown away by the big reveal. However, the real Big Mouse was the most sympathetic of them all so no surprise how he could gather all those loyal followers.

The Maze. Park Chang Ho was in an impossible maze. There was no way out but we’ve got some Deus ex Machina in this show so all good, our hero was always saved. I love the representative maze in the intro together, with it’s music. It simply captured the whole show.

Amazing Cast. Definitely some biggies here…

Lee Jong Suk as Park Chang Ho – it’s good to see him again after a while! No doubt his best kdrama is still W, no wonder the production has added some W elements in this drama. He did a great job here, just so beaten up, the poor guy!



Im Yoon Ah as Go Mi Ho – I love Go Mi Ho’s love and dedication to her husband, I thought it was very brave. However, she also did some stupid stuff. She could have avoided being sick and dying from it, had she not go into that tunnel. That was really stupid! Anyway, I like Im Yoon Ah, she’s cute but fierce, suits Go Mi Ho’s personality well.

Kim Joo Hun as Choi Do Ha – His smirks were really annoying! Oh well, sign of a good villain perhaps. However, I would have preferred his role to have taken a good turn, after all, he was just also trying to avenge his family. But yeah, he completely lost it and became the ultimate bad guy!

Jeon Kuk Hwan as Chairman Kang Seung Gun – He was the biggest baddie no doubt, and I wanted him to remain the bad guy not Choi Do Ha. Anyway, Jeon Kuk Hwan is such a great actor, he always leaves an impression of greatness whatever role he takes.

Jung Jae-Sung as Warden Park Yoon Gab – I absolutely love this guy! He was awesome! He was so annoying in the beginning, but when he got beaten up, he looked like a pitiful puppy. So tough to survive all the beating but in the end he was still standing.

There were so many good actors in this drama, too many to mention actually but surely made the show interesting!



Twists-filled. There so many twists in this drama, but two are really stuck in my head. Go Mi Ho getting sick and Choi Do Ha’s beloved wife being abandoned by him. Tragic for Go Mi Ho and simply heartless of Choi Do Ha!

Ending. So that’s how it ends… our mouse finally walks out of the maze alive and well but not without sacrifice. On the other hand, the bad guy has to pay for his sins painfully.

Dislikes: This has very messy, disconnected story lines! It was well compensated though with good acting and twists. However, there were a lot of scenes which were just stupid and unnecessary. The story was indeed bad but I can’t deny it was exciting to watch. So, I made it through!

My Rating: 8 stars! (10 as highest)


Remarriage and Desires

remarriage and desires kdramaSummary: Seo Hye Sung has been unlucky with her marriage. Her husband left her for someone else only to be tricked by a woman which lead to his tragic death. Seo Hye Sung enters a top matchmaking company called REX and meets the woman who caused her misery.  She vows to destroy whatever marrying plan that woman has in mind.

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Genre: Revenge, Marriage
Episodes: 8
Stars: Kim Hee Sun as Seo Hye Sung
Lee Hyun Wook as Lee Hyung Ju
Jung Yoo Jin as Jin Yoo Hui
Park Hoon as Cha Seok Jin



Likes: A glimpse at the glittering world of the rich and its ugly facet. That makes the peasants (like me) curious as hell 😄. Oh well, it was a very entertaining show. As I’ve said, glitters… the expensive cars, luxurious pads and houses, fashionable outfits and accessories, adrenaline-filled hobbies, exclusive parties! Well done for satisfying our eyes! However, behind all the glitters is a big void and loneliness. What a contrast!

REX. I love how they presented this top dating agency. From the choice of the building, the classy interiors of the offices and lobby, the well-trained managers and last but not least, the grand matchmaker CEO Choi Yoo Sun. Oh I loved how she walked – she had a very commanding presence. And how she talked – always calm but never lost an argument, and always had the last say. Her scheming plans were impressive. As she would say, she is a businesswoman. Her ultimate goal is to gain money because that’s where power lies. How about you? What is it that you want? Rex was definitely her! Here, hoping for a season 2!

Quote from grand matchmaker. “Don’t look for the criteria you desire from the person you love. Instead, look for the love in a person who already fits that criteria. That is the wisest choice!”

The masquerade party. I would say Jin Yoo Hui was the shining star here. She was so determined to bring home the crown 😂. Dress in sexy red gown, she definitely lit up the party. Surprisingly, the masks really made each one unrecognizable, that was so exciting!



Wicked OST. This is another favourite in the show, sooo love the song, WICKED! And I love how it would play during very important scenes. Overall, the tracks were quite good, well-suited with the drama.

The Cast…

Kim Hee Sun as Seo Hye Sung – That professor look always suits her well, just like in Alice. Seo Hye Sung definitely didn’t have it easy. She lost her husband because of another woman. She had her hands full raising her daughter alone and at the same time trying to seek revenge for what she’d lost. The character is tenacious and I think Kim Hee Sun did a great job in portraying her.

Lee Hyun Wook as Lee Hyung Ju – that rich image suits this guy perfectly. He looks great, smart and has got money. I love him in Mine, same rich character but here, he gets his happy ending.



Jung Yoo Jin as Jin Yoo Hui – sooo surprised by her transformation! She is finally showing her hidden talent! Quite brilliant as Jin Yoo Hui, the way she walked and talked were impressive. So confident in front of the camera now. I remember her other shows, she was always unsure. I’m glad she’s finally unleashing that talent.

Park Hoon as Cha Seok Jin – handsome guy and I think this year he’ll get my Second Lead Syndrome Award 😊.

Don’t bite off more than what you can chew. This applies to us all always. The downfall of Jin Yoo Hui was her greed. She was almost there, but then she still tried to kill Hye Sung’s daughter. What a mistake! Because of that, her grand plans crumbled.

Ending. I’m not sure about the wedding, but was glad to see a hint of season 2. I guess this was all about REX anyway. So why not? I was curious who that young guy was in the very ending. It’s Park Ji-Hoon! He starred in Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency and he was a matchmaker as well.

Impressive 8-episode show. Very entertaining! I was so hooked. Concise but suspense-filled. Loved the witty dialogues too!

Dislikes: I just find Kim Hee Sun too old for Lee Hyun Wook! And they could have worked more on the romance between the two to at least justify that wedding in the end. Yes, I think the romance was very lacking.

My Rating: 8.5 stars! (10 as highest)