Crazy Love

crazy love kdramaSummary: Noh Go Jin is the top Math instructor and the CEO of GOTOP, a learning institute in Korea. He pretends he has amnesia due to a lot of death threats he had received. His secretary Lee Shin Ah, who has a grudge on Noh Go Jin for being a mean boss, pretends she is his fiancee thinking he doesn’t remember anything.

Crazy Love Trailer

Genre: Romantic Comedy, Boss Romance, Rich Boy Poor Girl, Mystery, Detective, Revenge
Episodes: 16
Stars: Kim Jae Wook as Noh Go Jin
Krystal Jung as Lee Shin Ah
Ha Jun as Oh Se Ki
Yoo In Young as Baek Soo Young



Likes: Something that I really miss when this drama ended was its intro music, Ra ta ta ta! Made me always excited when I would start another exciting episode. Actually, let’s check it out again, here it is Crazy Love Intro!

Boss Romance. I just started this list for the love of all kdramas that involve falling in love with, well usually tough, even bully, but of course handsome or pretty bosses. This is just one example and our lead Kim Jae Wook, lived up to our expectations!

Top Leads with awesome visuals.

Kim Jae Wook as Noh Go Jin – oh my gosh the role was so annoying in the beginning. It was so hard to fall for this conceited character. However, as we advanced to later episodes, there was clearly a development to his character, thank  goodness! Kim Jae Wook did great as Noh Go Jin, despite some awkward scenes. He just looked great on all those suits and extra sexy driving his blue Audi R8. I was definitely sold! His chemistry with Krystal was surprisingly amazing! I just love that kiss he gave her when she was on the ladder, looked very genuine!



Krystal Jung as Lee Shin Ah – Krystal is no doubt a great actor. She’s one of those ex idols who can actually really act. Her sister Tiffany, tried the same route, but sorry she wasn’t as good. Krystal as Lee Shin Ah was a natural. She took the role with ease. When it comes to visuals, Kim Jae Wook and her complemented each other so well. As I’ve mentioned above, their chemistry was quite strong. And yeah, she even sung!

Ha Jun as Oh Se Ki – I love this guy. He always spoke so well and was such a good actor. Oh Se Ki and Noh Go Jin’s brotherly bond in the drama was impressive and convincing, so the two of them drifting apart at some point, made me really sad.

Yoo In Young as Baek Soo Young – I haven’t seen her in a while and it was great seeing this amazingly beautiful face again in kdrama world. Her character here didn’t do her villainous acting capability justice. I had seen better but anyway, just glad to see her back.

Impressive office interiors. There was one thing I really noticed in this drama, the impressive offices! First, I love Noh Go Jin’s office… the white board, the books all over the place, it just suited our genius CEO well! Second, Park Yang Tae’s (Ilpum Edu CEO) more traditional, mature but still stylish. I specifically loved his black door, it was very chic! Lasty, Baek Soo Young’s so pretty, feminine and very stylish office. I just loved how the production paid attention to these details.



Impossible Love. At the start, love between our top leads Noh Go Jin and Lee Shin Ah was really nowhere in sight. The bickering between these two looked sooo convincing. As the show progressed, we were seeing possibilities and chemistry. The story also got more interesting, which unsurprisingly made its rating higher.

Impossible Career. I love how it ended with Lee Shin Ah living the impossible dream she had for a long time. She just didn’t give up becoming a teacher and her hard work paid off in the end. What was also impressive is that she chose another institution to work at, and her boyfriend supported her for that, although he knew he would lose such a talent.

Cherry Blossom Ending. It seems to be a trend but I still like it. It was such a beautiful scene and yeah, I love the rings! The couple also had one of the best wedding photos ever!

Dislikes: Desperate to promote that Kahi beauty stick!

My Rating: 8 stars! (10 as highest)


Her Private Life

Her-private-life kdramaSummary: Sung Duk Mi is living two lives. She is a hard-working curator at an art gallery and at the same time pursuing her life as a fangirl as she is a die-hard fan of an idol named Shi Ahn. Things change when she meets the new director of the art gallery, Ryan Gold, who is slowly acknowledging her talent, personality and even her fangirling life.

Trailer: Her Private Life

Genre: Romantic Comedy, Rich Boy Poor Girl, Boss Romance
Episodes: 16
Stars: Park Min Young as Sung Duk Mi
Kim Jae Wook as Ryan Gold
Ahn Bo Hyun as Nam Eun Ki



Likes: It was hard to resist another romcom with two big names in Korean drama. With the art gallery as the backdrop, it was promisingly artsy and gave us ideas and details how this kind of world works in the background. Definitely, another learning opportunity.

Park Min Young paired with Kim Jae Wook, I was absolutely looking forward to it! Both have previous successful projects under their sleeves especially Park Min Young, who had been a star in big kdramas in the past. Kim Jae Wook, on the other hand, it was my first time to see him in a lead role. My wish was granted, I was desperately waiting for him to grab a male leading role. I thought he was more than ready for it. However, how they did in their roles here was a different story. I would categorize Kim Jae Wook’s role as a “like”. Here’s to why…

Kim Jae Wook as Ryan Gold – He came out as the really cool and talented Ryan Gold at start and although that character didn’t last so long, Kim Jae Wook did so well in turning Ryan Gold as the melancholic, broken person who was once abandoned by his mum. He wasn’t perfect. There were time when he appeared unsure but boy he just looked sooo good the whole time. Got to give credit to the costume designer for dressing him up so well.

Chemistry wasn’t that bad. It wasn’t over the top but it wasn’t bad. The two leads carried this out well.

Generous with kissing scenes! Now come on, who wouldn’t like that?

Was it just me or Cha Shi Ahn was really cute? He was so cute and adorable that I got to dig up more about him. Voila! He’s a YG baby! Check out one of his MVs 해야해(heyahe). So cute!

I love the twists towards the end. It was so predictable in beginning that having some unexpected twists kind of caughtup with the dull mid-part of the drama.



I love the story and mystery behind Lee Sol’s paintings. It was a big plus in the storyline. I thought it was so touching to see them pieced together.

I so love Eun Gi! He might not have been as well-dressed as Ryan Gold but he was so genuine, he looked as hot as RG.

Dislikes: I unfortunately found Park Min Young’s character here very irritating. It didn’t suit her at all. You could tell she was trying hard but she always came out unnatural. I’m a fan of her since Sungkyunkwan Scandal and it’s the first time I dislike her in a drama. I also dislike some of her outfits! Those checkered and ruffled dresses were sooo tacky!

Cliffhangers were so misleading!

Too obvious Dyson and Baskin Robbins ad placement!

Ending got too corny.

My Rating: 7.5 stars! (10 as highest)

Temperature of Love

temperature of love kdramaSummary: Lee Hyun Soo is an aspiring drama script writer who falls in love with a younger aspiring chef Ohn Jung Sun. They like each other but both want to pursue their careers. Hyun Soo goes on to become a popular writer and Jung Sun finally starts his own restaurant. Five years later, they meet again and fall in love once more and go through a very challenging relationship. Will they overcome it all?

Trailer: Temperature of Love
Genre: Romance, Noona Romance, Food
Episodes: 32 (35 minute per episode)
Stars: Seo Hyun Jin as Lee Hyun Soo
Yang Se Jong as Ohn Jung Sun
Kim Jae Wook as Park Jung Woo
Jo Bo Ah as Ji Hong Ah



Likes: Well-written and well-researched script. The details from management (Park Jung Woo’s world), the restaurant (Ohn Jung Sun’s world) to the script-writing world of our heroine, Lee Hyun Soo, were very clearly presented. The main characters and roles were having depth because of their very rich background.

Ohn Jung Sun’ World – the restaurant. Cooking was obviously life for this man. He did it with passion and he took pride in it. He was so detailed with everything that it was so inspiring to watch. The restaurant, especially the kitchen, where all the delicious things happened was an oasis for Jung Sun, away from his troubled past.

Lee Hyun Soo’s World – the movie and drama. Hyun Soo’s struggle with people in the industry was very well presented. It definitely not an easy world. That frustration when she was failing and had no power over her own work, most of us surely can relate to that.  The entertainment industry can be a really cruel world.

Park Jung Woo’s World – the management. I love how they show how challenging this world could be. Although he was successful and had many connections, and knew how to deal with everything and everyone business-related, he struggled to separate that from a normal life which is naturally capable of a healthy relationship, not always a business deal.

I also love the character development, not just the main leads but even the supporting, smaller roles. It was apparent in the end that everyone changed and matured and was able to accept and let go.

The chemistry was daebak!!! Seo Hyun Jin and Yang Se Jung’s chemistry on screen was absolutely top. It feels like watching 2 real lovers having their romantic moments, quarrels, misunderstandings and whatnots. They were so natural! Are these 2 probably dating? Hm, who knows…

The three main cast…

Seo Hyun Jin as Lee Hyun Soo – I like this girl. She’s not over-acting. Her charisma is awesome! As Lee Hyun Soo, she perfectly nailed it.

Yang Se Jong as Ohn Jung Sun – Where was he hiding all this time. This guy can act! What a talent! He nailed Ohn Jung Sun’s character pretty well.

Kim Jae Wook as Park Jung Woo – Oh my Taepunyim! I bleed for you! Kim Jae Wook, I applaud you for improving a lot! Gone are those days when facial expression was non evident. As Park Jung Woo, you displayed different emotions. You were far from being awkward. You were simply awesome! Yes, I’m ready to watch you in a leading role!!



Just the small stuff…

  •  The parents’ meeting was so awkward I almost fell off my chair laughing
  •  The beautiful bridge scene in Yeosu
  •  Those caramel candies looked so yummy, will make some myself
  •  Park Shin Hye’s cameo
  •  I want those lunchboxes
  •  Flower boys in Good Soup’s kitchen

The Title is endearing. The Temperature of Love. It simply captures the essence of whole drama.

The Ending was just right. I love how everyone gathered for that very special moment. It was so harmonious. And of course, not to forget the 2 other loveteams, Kyung and Hong Ah’s that also reached a sweet conclusion.

Dislikes: The most aggressive ad placement goes to Hotels Combined. Please ask jakkanim next time to come up with a better script integrating your ads. Thank you.

My Rating: 8 stars! (10 as highest)

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Mary Stayed Out All Night

mary stayed out all night kdramaSummary:  Mary clinging to her rockstar boyfriend till the end. Even with the presence of another young and rich guy she was supposed to marry, she didn’t leave her man.

Genre: Romantic Comedy
Episodes: 16
Stars: Moon Geun Young as Wi Mae Ri
Jang Geun Suk as Kang Moo Kyul
Kim Jae Wook as Byun Jung In
Kim Hyo Jin as Seo Joon

Likes: The beauties of Jang Geun Suk and Kim Jae Wook!
Bizarre wedding scenes!
Rock n’ roll!
Kissing scene is a heartbeater. I give credit to JGS!

Dislikes: JGS is prettier than the leading lady.
Story got boring and redundant towards the end.

My Rating: 7.5 stars! (10 as highest)