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.
Love in Contract Trailer
Genre: Romantic Comedy, Contract Marriage, Chaebol
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.