Summary: Gu Won is an heir of the King Group. He helps the family manage King Hotel but in constant bickering with his half sister, who runs the hotel. Gu Won meets Cheon Sa Rang, who works as a concierge and she’s also awarded as best employee of King Hotel. Gu Won, who despises fake smile, doesn’t like Cheon Sa Rang at first, but later realizes that her smile is genuine and he’s slowly drawn to her charm.
Genre: Romantic Comedy, Rich Boy Poor Girl, Boss Romance, Chaebol
Stars: Lee Joon Ho as Gu Won
Im Yoon Ah as Cheon Sa Rang
Likes: Such a promising pairing, with both Lee Joon Ho and Im Yoon Ah as top leads. Visuals are great and with the success of both their respective previous dramas, everyone I guess, at least I for once, was hoping that King the Land would be at the very top.
Favourite genres. If you check above, this drama falls into the likeable genres or themes. It’s a Rich Boy Poor Girl, Boss Romance, Chaebol and of course a Rom com! So exciting, it was a feast I looked forward too every week.
A chaebol story. We’ve got our handsome, rich prince who came back from being luxuriously exiled in Germany. Had an awesome entrance by taking a parachute to his first day at work. Looked ravishing is suits. Hair perfectly styled. However, unhappy until he meets his princess.
A cinderella story. We’ve got here our simple girl who works her best at her favourite hotel. Trying everyday to make everyone happy and contented at her workplace. And she always served with the best smile.
The funny encounter. I just loved how the two first met. Of course, it’s scripted but I found it hilarious when she had to urgently go to the toilet of her boss, and the boss saw her inside. I just can’t imagine the embarrassment if that’d happen to me!
Bangkok adventure. This seemed to have a big budget bringing the whole production to Thailand, but I’m not complaining. It was a beautiful adventure for everyone, not just for Gu Won and Sa Rang, but also their friends.
Sa Rang’s bestfriends and their own stories. I love the bond between Sa Rang and her two best friends. Also showing their life struggles added more side stories to the show.
The Jeju scenes. I’m a big fan of Jeju island, as it reminds me of the good kdramas in the past that had Jeju as the setting. Sa Rang interviewing Gu Won with a beautiful backdrop of the water and sunset locks another lovely Jeju moment in kdrama history.
The Ending. I simply gushed at that beautiful wedding. Our bride Sa Rang was at her loveliest. Gu Won, of course looked always in his best element. Everyone was there and everyone’s happy!
Dislike: The whole show was a total pleaser. Lots of cliche. I can easily guess what was coming. And unfortunately full of ad placement.