Summary: Seo A Ri sells cosmetics for a small beauty company. Her life changes when she got the chance to join the social media world and becomes a popular social media influencer. She enjoys her success but that comes with an ugly side.
Genre: Romance, Chaebol, Rich Boy Poor Girl
Stars: Park Gyu Young as Seo A Ri
Kang Min Hyuk as Han Jun Kyung
Lee Chung Ah as Yoon Si Hyeon
Lee Dong Gun as Jin Tae Jeon
Likes: One of the few kdramas this year that kept me hooked till the end. Shorter than usual with only 12 episodes but I think it was enough. That made the show straight to the point with every episode full of suspense and anticipation.
The glitzy world of celebrities. I love how glitzy, how pretty, how bigger than life the celebrities are being portrayed, because that’s what they actually really are. These days, celebrities are not just actors or rich people but if you rich 1 million followers on social media, you’ll become an instant celebrity. You’ll have the power to influence and you’re getting paid for that. Seo A Ri, is a good example but you also see how she got to the top. She made use of other people’s popularity. That was one of her biggest cheats. And once she got there, other people was unhappy with her success. The glitzy world is a war zone. Everyone pretends they’re friends but in fact they’re all just competing with each other. It’s definitely not everyone’s cup of tea, but if you can make it, you’re one gutsy person and I applaud you for that, because that definitely requires lots of effort and hard work.
Our gorgeous cast. One reason I got so hooked is how good-looking everyone was, especially our main leads, Park Gyu Young and Kang Min Hyuk. I’m a big fan of Park Gyu Young for her acting skills and her unique beauty. That was a given. Kang Min Hyuk was a big surprise! He really looked handsome here! Our former cute Kang Min Hyuk is finally a man! And he nailed the role of Han Jun Kyung, a chaebol who has an arrogant nature, but turned out to be a good person. The chemistry between these two was just immense, it was entertaining to watch, especially the kissing scene!
Supporting actors Lee Chung Ah and Lee Dong Gun were also lighting up the show with their visuals. I only expected good acting from these two as they are both veterans. All the others did an excellent job as well.
The unforgettable shoe scene. No not a cinderella scene but a rich chaebol way of entering his house! Like Seo A Ri, I pretty had a similar reaction 😮. This scene was just epic! Forget about helicopters and flashy cars, this one is another level of being super wealthy. The scene, I’ve got to admit made Han Jun Kyung looked super sexy!
Depth in the story. Although we were first fed with all the glitzy and glamorous but shallow stuff these celebrities are enjoying, the story went beyond the glitters. It tackled the ugly sides of popularity and success. When you get too popular, people get envious. The harder part is when the ones very close to you start having these feelings. When you’re on top of success, you start losing sense of reality. Greed takes over and in the end you’ll lose everything. When you’re on top and people can’t handle it, they’ll do everything to pull you down. You’ll eventually drown in that river of toxicity, just like Seo A Ri. That poor girl was literally dragged on the way down.
The bbbfamous mystery. Who would have thought that she was just really a nobody. There’s the moral there. Seo A Ri’s life was totally ruined because of her toxic comments. Who was she?! Well, a nobody. You let a nobody ruined your life. bbbfamous represents all the toxic people on the internet. Truth is one becomes popular because of these people too. You can’t just get rid of them. If one wants to be an online celebrity, then be ready to deal, no deal is the wrong word, ignore is better, yes to ignore them.
Flooded with cameos. There were a lot of celebrities who made a cameo on the shows but I only recognize Lee Sang Yoon, Seol In A, Eugene Jung and of course Lee Jun Ho at the very end, who seems to be the next one to become a celeb.
The ending. I like how Seo A Ri chose her ending and that’s to stay away from the limelight. She hinted that it’s tempting but would rather live a dull, no glitters, life than to be attacked for being famous. But hey cheer up, she still got Han Ju Kyung, who remained super handsome even after falling into coma.