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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Secret Garden - Korean Drama

picture courtesy of SBS
A romantic comedy drama about a CEO of a Dept Store (Kim Joo Won) that thinks of himself as a high social class person. He goes on blind dates arranged by his mother. He thinks of marriage as a business transactions that should benefit him and his company. A misunderstanding led him to meet Gil Ra Im, a poor stuntwoman. Ra Im was apparently different from all the women he ever dated before. First started as a fling and before they knew it, they switched bodies and lives.

picture courtesy of SBS
Other characters in the drama included Oska (Choi Woo Young), Joo Won's cousin and a populer singer that happened to be Gil Ra Im's fave singer. Yoon Seul, a past lover of Oska, that came back as Joo Won's blind date. Hmm...not complicated yet ? What about threw in Im Jong Soo, the head of action school where Gil Ra Im worked. Secretly, Im fell in love with Gil long time ago.

The arrogant Kim Joo Won and his tacky track suit is no mistake the star of this drama. His cute and romantic way of pursuing Gil Ra Im were very entertaining. A lot of girls would like to be in Ra Im's position - a modern time Korean Cinderella story (with a twist !).

Hyun Bin (as Kim Joo Won) and Ha Ji Won (as Gil Ra Im) played well in this drama. They showed chemistry and played comfortably as couple. I was quite surprise that for a Korean drama, Secret Garden had quite a lot of kissing scenes, some of them pretty long ones too. In the interview, Hyun Bin stated that both he and Ji Won got to know each other and talked a lot during the whole filming process. That helped them in avoiding being awkward with each other when it comes to physical contact.

For those that like comedy drama should totally watch this one. Secret Garden had a combination of comedy, romance, enough touching moments and a good story lines. Last but not least, the OST by Baek Ji Young is da bomb ! It had become my fave song overnight. Look for Baek Ji Young's That Woman on Youtube. Yay.

http://tv.sbs.co.kr/secretgarden/