Summary: Gong Tae Sung and Oh Han Byul know each other since they were in college. Tae Sung becomes a popular actor and Han Byul works as a PR team leader at the agency where Tae Sung is signed with. These two have a love and hate relationship.
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Stars: Lee Sung Kyung as Oh Han Byul
Kim Young Dae as Gong Tae Sung
Yoon Jong Hoon as Kang Yoo Sung
Likes: This drama gives us a peek on how these talent agencies work. It’s interesting how they find talents, groom them and handle them. Moreover, how they clean up after these said talents mess up. It’s a million dollar business and there’s a lot of work to be done!
The Actors. They’re the most obvious people in the industry because they’re the one appearing on films, ads and interviews. They’re the stars! They’re beautiful, shining stars, giving the impression that they’re reachable and having a twinkling happy life, but oftentimes they’re not. Gong Tae Sung, our main character’s story in this drama is like that. Such a big star but lonely! Even having a girlfriend was such a challenge.
The Talent Managers. These people are admirable due to the fact that their job is not the easiest, especially when they’re handling a difficult talent. They might work behind the scene but they do work a lot. They have a wide range of job to do, from the discovering of talent, grooming and handling them. One needs a lot patience and passion to be a manager of a star. In this drama, I love Kang Yu Sung’s dedication and passion for his work. I think he was the “perfect manager” example. He was like a friend, a parent, and a bodyguard to his talents.
The PR Manager and her Team. This team can get really busy depending on how well-behaved the stars are. They’re the ultimate cleaner. They clean up the mess of stars, may it be scandals, rumours, gossips, and even just honest mistakes. Like the talent managers, they work behind the scene but they do a lot. They do a lot for one goal, and that’s to make their stars shine.
The Starforce Office. I like how they made it have that family and team vibe. Real entertainment office might not be as friendly as that but Starforce was all about working together in harmony. Everyone seemed to get along with each other. I love the camaraderie of the show.
Multiple loveteams. Who’s your favourite?
Oh Han Byul and Gong Tae Sung – They look great together but just lacking chemistry, don’t you think? But I just love how that friendship they have since college blossomed into a real relationship. They were always near yet so far. It took it a long time to get there, but they made it in the end.
Kang Yoo Sung and Park Ho Young – Okay, I love these two. I think this team had the best chemistry. They were always so cute together. But best was when Ho Young made that confession. Lol, Yoo Sung’s face was just priceless!
Jo Ki Ppeum and Do Soo Hyuk – The romance was a bit too late but I like their chemistry. Their personalities were just a match, a bit stiff but both professional in their line of work.
Yuna and Jae Hyun – the cat and mouse but ended up marrying each other. I love their wedding, it was a great end to the show.
Byun Jung Yeol and Hong Bo In – these two were also so cute! Not so much cheesiness but Byun Jung Yeol (Tae Sung’s driver/manager) is just adorable.
Ending. It was a bit cringy with all our love teams being with each other. But it made it a happy and fun ending. I also like the Jeju setting. Glad kdramas are going back to Jeju once again.
Dislikes: Kim Young Dae wasn’t ready as top lead. He was very lacking. His acting wasn’t at par with Lee Sung Kyung. He’s definitely has the looks and maybe in a couple of years, with more workshops, I’ll be ready to watch him again.
Poor story. Nothing much between the main characters that they had to introduce a couple more love teams to keep it interesting. It was such a struggle to finish this drama.