Lucky Romance Korean Drama


I keep on planning to write about Korean dramas since I really like watching Korean shows..
However, I really can’t find the time to do so..

Funny thing is, when it is about Ryu Jun Yeol, I am able to make time for him..

Okay, when I heard that Ryu Jun Yeol will be top billing Lucky Romance along with Hwang Jung Eum, I felt an inner fulfillment.
Sounds weird right?
I was just so happy that he managed to get another lead role after Reply 1988.
Really felt bad that he was not the husband of Dukseon.
I fell in love with his character as Jung Hwan and fell deeper in love with his personality in Youth Over Flowers Africa.
I am happy for him that his hardwork paid off and I hoped that his new drama will be a success as well.
Plus his partner in the drama is no other than Hwang Jung Eum!
Such a big catch for his second drama..
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Lucky Romance has a funny plot.
Shim Bo Nui (Hwang Jung Eum) believes in superstitions and fortune tellers and she follows them blindly. She was told to spend a night with person who is a tiger (zodiac sign) for her sister to wake up from her coma state.
Je Soo Ho, on the other hand, is her boss in a game developer company. Coincidentally, Je Soo Ho is a tiger. You know what happens next. Shim Bo Nui tries to sleep with Je Soo Ho and their love story begins..

At first the drama is just okay.
I love how natural Jun Yeol’s acting is and for Hwang Jung Eum, her character is somehow similar to her character in She Was Pretty but she is still hilarious as ever.
It is funny but somehow, the “Kilig” (Heart-fluttering) factor is there but not quite.
BUT! The “Kilig” factor I was looking for unexpectedly hit me big time!
My love for this drama suddenly surged starting episode 9-10.
Watch this short clip to know why:

How cute is that? 🙂
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Anyway, if you are wondering what Kdrama to watch next, I suggest you give Lucky Romance a try.
It is entertaining and you will certainly love the characters.

Reply 1988- Timing & Fate

1280x720-yjH“That’s why another word for fate is timing.
If I hadn’t gotten caught at just one of those red lights,
if those damned red lights had helped me out just once…
I might be standing in front of her right now, like fate.
My first love was always held back by damned timing.
That damn timing.”

“In the end, fate and timing do not just happen out of coincidence.
They are products of earnest, simple choices, that make up miraculous moments.
Being resolute, making decisions without hesitation—that is what makes timing.
He wanted her more than I did..
And I should have been more courageous.
It was not the the traffic light’s fault.
It was not timing..
But the countless times I hesitated.”

-Kim Jung-Hwan (Ryu Jun-Yeol)

Unrequited Love.
What can I say?
I am really sad that Jung Hwan was not able to express his love for Duk Seon.
He did have his chance but he lost it.

The quote above is my favorite quote from the drama.
His realization was also a wake up call for me.
I would also blame the timing or the circumstance but actually, deep inside,
I know that my decisions (or lack of) led me to where I am today.

Jung Hwan was a great character, a great second lead.
He knew he blew his chance and he gave way for Taek & Duk Seon to be together.
Sacrifice & friendship- more than his own happiness.

It pains me that he was only able to express his feelings through a joke.
However, I believe Duk Seon understood what he meant but she also knew
it was too late because she already fell for Taek.

I really thought Jung Hwan is the husband- he cared for her since the beginning.
Everyone who watched the show knows that.
But yah, I guess Reply 1988 wants to show us that not everyone gets the man/woman they love- even though we thought he was the main guy.

Reply 1988 will always give me that pinch of pain in the heart among the 3 Reply series.