February 9, 2013

Seoyoung My Daughter – Episode 29-30


Seoyoung My Daughter is teetering precariously on the soap opera cliffs again in Episode 29, but pulls back a little in Episode 30. You can see “I’m not worthy of this woman, and what am I doing to her?” written all over Sang Woo’s face when he’s with Ho Jeong (Choi Yoon Young). Good question. What a contrast Ho Jeong is to Mi Kyung! Just goes to show you, rich girls can be humble. Or at least emotionally intelligent about getting their way.
Seoyoung My Daughter Episode 30 Sang Woo holds a blushing Ho Jeong's hand after putting her ring on and tells her they'll get closer over time

Her cup is full. His plate is empty.


January 29, 2013

Seoyoung My Daughter – Episode 27-28


Episodes 27 & 28 of Seoyoung My Daughter brings us more loan sharks. Goody! As long as they aren’t tamed into sympathetic characters later. I love a good tragic villain, but loan sharks are just scummy. And how can we relieve our stress without villains to hate? This is entertainment, not church. Moral ambiguity just isn’t relaxing.

Ho Jeong's mother covers her mouth with a scarf to disguise her identity  as she spies on Ho Jeong and Sang Woo

Love the way people skulk in Kdrama, bending over, tiptoeing, and covering their eyes like 3 year olds to make themselves invisible to others. Because that won’t attract attention.


January 21, 2013

Seoyoung My Daughter – Episode 25-26


Seoyoung My Daughter is turning into A Valuable Lesson on the Pitfalls of Workplace Romance. Park Hae Jin is doing an excellent portrayal of a man at the end of his rope. But it could never be enough to justify Sang Woo’s exploitation of Ho Jeong’s feelings. Just change hospitals, dude. Sheesh.

Another prominent theme in episodes 25-26 of Seoyoung My Daughter is Overlooking the Obvious. How can people smart enough to become medical residents not have figured out that something is going on between Sang Woo and Mi Kyung?? MORE…

January 13, 2013

Seoyoung My Daughter – Episode 23-24

Woo Jae smiles as as he walks on the beach with Seo YoungHmm, once again Seoyoung My Daughter is crashing on the rocky shoals of makjang, as the soap opera sound track swells in the background. Bludgeoning us with expositional music is an insult to the actors. Lee Sang Woo is doing a particularly excellent transformation, requiring no assistance whatsoever from swoopy violins.

Sang Woo has finally uttered an apology! There’s something I wasn’t sure I’d ever see. MORE…

January 10, 2013

Seoyoung My Daughter – Episode 21-22

Alright, alright, I admit it. I have reconciled with Seoyoung My Daughter. You know how some dramas get stuck in an interminable, excruciating, who-can-be-the-most-dysfunctional loop for episode after episode after episode, kind of like a Kdrama marathon hosted by Jerry Springer? I feared Seoyoung My Daughter had gone down that road, but it seems to have pulled itself back before it got hopelessly mired.

Park Hae Jin, in particular, is growing on me. MORE…

December 30, 2012

Seoyoung My Daughter – Episode 20

Park Jung Ah props up an ardorous and inebriated Park Hae Jin;I know I said I wasn’t going to write about Seoyoung My Daughter anymore, but I just have to give propers to a few of the actors for the most recent episode.

In no particular order:

  1. To Hong Yo Seop, for embodying the joy of quitting a job that is corroding your soul.
  2. To Park Hae Jin – cold fish that he is, who would’ve guessed he could do such an excellent drunk?! And what a great near-kiss (he had help from Park Jung Ah for that).
  3. Choi Heo Joeng in a severe hairstyle with large black framed glasses and very plain dressTo Choi Yoon Young and writer So Hyeon Kyeong, for the slyest, most subversive arranged date sabotage ever. Looks like Ho Jeong took a few theater classes along with the harp lessons. What a bummer she got busted. I would’ve loved to see the next installment.

I’ve been sorry to hear about the continuing injuries to the cast of the ill-fated King’s Dream – most recently, another injury to Choi Su Jong’s already injured shoulder. Since he needs surgery, it looks like they’ll have to re-cast his role (they recast a leading actress due to a separate accident). This is something of a relief to his fans, since he was working more than he should have with the previous injuries. Sure, we like to see our favorite actors, but not at the expense of their health. Rest up, 여러분.

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