Remarriage and Desires

remarriage and desires kdramaSummary: Seo Hye Sung has been unlucky with her marriage. Her husband left her for someone else only to be tricked by a woman which lead to his tragic death. Seo Hye Sung enters a top matchmaking company called REX and meets the woman who caused her misery.  She vows to destroy whatever marrying plan that woman has in mind.

Remarriage and Desires Trailer

Genre: Revenge, Marriage
Episodes: 8
Stars: Kim Hee Sun as Seo Hye Sung
Lee Hyun Wook as Lee Hyung Ju
Jung Yoo Jin as Jin Yoo Hui
Park Hoon as Cha Seok Jin



Likes: A glimpse at the glittering world of the rich and its ugly facet. That makes the peasants (like me) curious as hell 😄. Oh well, it was a very entertaining show. As I’ve said, glitters… the expensive cars, luxurious pads and houses, fashionable outfits and accessories, adrenaline-filled hobbies, exclusive parties! Well done for satisfying our eyes! However, behind all the glitters is a big void and loneliness. What a contrast!

REX. I love how they presented this top dating agency. From the choice of the building, the classy interiors of the offices and lobby, the well-trained managers and last but not least, the grand matchmaker CEO Choi Yoo Sun. Oh I loved how she walked – she had a very commanding presence. And how she talked – always calm but never lost an argument, and always had the last say. Her scheming plans were impressive. As she would say, she is a businesswoman. Her ultimate goal is to gain money because that’s where power lies. How about you? What is it that you want? Rex was definitely her! Here, hoping for a season 2!

Quote from grand matchmaker. “Don’t look for the criteria you desire from the person you love. Instead, look for the love in a person who already fits that criteria. That is the wisest choice!”

The masquerade party. I would say Jin Yoo Hui was the shining star here. She was so determined to bring home the crown 😂. Dress in sexy red gown, she definitely lit up the party. Surprisingly, the masks really made each one unrecognizable, that was so exciting!



Wicked OST. This is another favourite in the show, sooo love the song, WICKED! And I love how it would play during very important scenes. Overall, the tracks were quite good, well-suited with the drama.

The Cast…

Kim Hee Sun as Seo Hye Sung – That professor look always suits her well, just like in Alice. Seo Hye Sung definitely didn’t have it easy. She lost her husband because of another woman. She had her hands full raising her daughter alone and at the same time trying to seek revenge for what she’d lost. The character is tenacious and I think Kim Hee Sun did a great job in portraying her.

Lee Hyun Wook as Lee Hyung Ju – that rich image suits this guy perfectly. He looks great, smart and has got money. I love him in Mine, same rich character but here, he gets his happy ending.



Jung Yoo Jin as Jin Yoo Hui – sooo surprised by her transformation! She is finally showing her hidden talent! Quite brilliant as Jin Yoo Hui, the way she walked and talked were impressive. So confident in front of the camera now. I remember her other shows, she was always unsure. I’m glad she’s finally unleashing that talent.

Park Hoon as Cha Seok Jin – handsome guy and I think this year he’ll get my Second Lead Syndrome Award 😊.

Don’t bite off more than what you can chew. This applies to us all always. The downfall of Jin Yoo Hui was her greed. She was almost there, but then she still tried to kill Hye Sung’s daughter. What a mistake! Because of that, her grand plans crumbled.

Ending. I’m not sure about the wedding, but was glad to see a hint of season 2. I guess this was all about REX anyway. So why not? I was curious who that young guy was in the very ending. It’s Park Ji-Hoon! He starred in Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency and he was a matchmaker as well.

Impressive 8-episode show. Very entertaining! I was so hooked. Concise but suspense-filled. Loved the witty dialogues too!

Dislikes: I just find Kim Hee Sun too old for Lee Hyun Wook! And they could have worked more on the romance between the two to at least justify that wedding in the end. Yes, I think the romance was very lacking.

My Rating: 8.5 stars! (10 as highest)


Haechi

haechi kdramaSummary: Set during the Joseon era, Prince Lee Geum wants to gain power by claiming the throne in order to reform the Saheonbu, which is the office responsible for monitoring government administration and officials. Together with a few who have a high sense for justice, he uncovers crimes and corruption by royals and high officials and makes history to be the first king close to the people.

Trailer: Haechi

Genre: Period, Action, Kings & Princes
Episodes: 48 (35 minutes/episode)
Stars: Jung Il Woo as Lee Geum
Kwon Yul as Park Moon Soo
Go Ah Ra as Yeo Ji
Park Hoon as Dal Moon



Likes: This drama was definitely made to make Jung Il Woo looked good all the time! It’s not that I don’t like it, in the opposite, I immensely enjoyed how he looked majestic all the time. All those dazzling costumes fitting for a crown prince and later, the king; were mesmerizing! Paired with Jung Il Woo’s flawless face and conceited smirk, there was no way I would miss this drama every week :-).

Jung Il Woo as Lee Geum – although I would say, his perfect face wasn’t so perfect for the role, he did try his best to be that great king. Most of his scenes were dramatic, always trying to squeeze a tear or two but in the end it was always mansae for him. In everything he did, he was perfect… perfect poise, smile, side view, back view, sitting, standing, walking, riding a horse, shooting bows… it was soo Jung Il Woo and I love him for that!

Kwon Yul as Park Moon Soo – as the above’s opposite, Kwon Yul delivers Park Moon Soo’s character very well. I wasn’t surprised at all as I’ve watched Whisper and he was brilliant there. As Park Moon Soo, he was completely a different person. Always perfect for any role, this guy.

Park Hoon as Dal Moon – oh my, when I saw him I thought he really looked familiar then I realized he was the ghost ex-friend of Hyun Bin in Memories of the Alhambra! Good to see him well and alive in this drama :-). He has a handsome face and his role here suits him very well.

Lee Kyung Young as Min Jin Hun – I think my favourite character in this drama. He was the leader of the political party Noron who was at first against Prince Lee Geum’s enthronement. Highly intelligent and respected and followed by his subordinates and expected to be the force behind the new king’s downfall. Then the character twist I wasn’t expecting at all, he supported the King’s decision without abandoning his principles.

The Bromance. The strongest bond was between the king and Park Moon Soo but the bond between the king and Dal Moon wasn’t also falling behind. Bromance was everywhere in the Saheonbu, it was fun to watch! Even the bond between the two leaders of Noron and Soron political parties was so admirable.

The Costumes. I’m pretty sure these took a big share of the budget. Very impressive and detailed! The King alone, how many costumes did he had to show off?! Starting when he was installed as the crown prince, wow so much details on the outfit! Then he had his hunting costume, his war costume, archery, nobleman and not to mention the red king costume!



The Villains. We’ve got Wi Byung Joo (former Saheonbu’s top officer), Yi In-jwa (leader of the rebellion) and Lee Tan (aka Mil Poong Gun). These are the three worth mentioning. I love the justifications how they’ve become greedy for power and  ultimately become the threats for the throne.

The Love Triangle. It’s got to be the tragic end to the wanna-be royal pair Youn  Young and Mil Poong Gun, while Dal Moon, no matter what Youn Young did, would love her till the end!

The Ending. I must admit it became cheesy but I think it suited Jung Il Woo pretty well :-).

Dislikes: I didn’t like how the character of Yeo Ji changed. From Saheonbu officer to what, a court lady?! She was awesome in that officer role. That made her the lady that his Majesty was attracted to. Changing from the fierce Saheonbu uniform to that plain court lady outfit, come on! Her character was so lost. I wanted to see the brave warrior Yeo Ji! And yeah, she wanted to be in the palace to protect him? What does she think of the king’s elite guards, useless? I’m utterly disappointed.

My Rating: 8 stars! (10 as highest)

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