Asian Drama of the Week 5

This week’s post is a day late but I had to post it this week! I wasn’t letting procrastination get the best of me. This week’s Asian Drama of the Week for me is…..

Lie to Me
Lie To Me

I loved Eun-Hye in Coffee Prince so it’s what fuelled me to watch this show. I’m probably boasting this show a lot more than I should but I really enjoyed it. It’s always on my list of recommendation. Yeah  Eun-Hye’s character lies a lot and it kind of rolls into something messy but I think she plays the character quite well and the character wasn’t over done.

I also liked the chemistry between the two characters. The scene that I remember to this day (because I watched this closer to when it came out) is the coke scene. There’s no subtitles on this clip so if you don’t understand it… it’s not a spoiler in my opinion but watch at your discretion.

Why I love this so much was that this show was one of the first few dramas that I had ever started watching so I was really used to those Korean “ppoppo” kind of kisses. (Which is a peck… but in Kdrama… more like their lips touch and nothing else which looks so awkward half the time.) So this show had like REAL kisses that came practically out of nowhere, so imagine how surprised I was when watching it.

I also believe this was my first encounter of Sung Joon and where I became a fan of him. I didn’t expect his voice to be the way it was at the age he was during the show and he is quite witty to a point where I think he is like that in real life. I am pretty sure that I had second lead syndrome in this show.

This show is a good show to watch if you are not looking for something with action or seriousness. This was just a feel good drama to get good laughs out of.

Have you watched this? What are your thoughts on it?

Synopsis:

“A woman in her late 20’s is always asked “when are you going to get married?” On a whim, the woman then lies that she did get married.

Kong Ah-Jung (Yoon Eun-Hye) is an administrative official for the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. She then co-ordinates a meeting for government officials. The meeting appears to flow smoothly and she is even praised by the minister. Disaster soon strikes when bees attack the meeting place and the meeting turns into chaos. Taking responsibility for meeting, Ah-Jung is ordered to submit a written apology. That evening Kong Ah-Jung goes to a club and drinks away her sorrows.

Meanwhile, Hyun Ki-Joon (Kang Ji-Hwan) is the president for conglomerate “World Group.” He is handsome, smart and from a rich family. But, in his teen years due to an accident he lost both of his parents. Since that time, Ki-Joon and his younger brother were raised by his aunt. Ki-Joon has a responsible character as an older brother but his younger brother Sang-Hee (Sung Joon) is more carefree. The younger brother Sang-Hee then comes back to Korea and meets Ah-Jung at the club, while she is drinking away her sorrows. Ah-Jung and Sang-Hee start to chat and Ki-Joon shows up to looking for Sang-Hee. He misses Sang-Hee. in front of the club Ah-Jung passes out and Ki-Joon takes her to the hospital. In order to ask Ah-Jung about Sang-Hee’s whereabouts, Ki-Joon stays next to Ah-Jung’s bed all through the night. The next day, they go their separate ways.

On the following day, Ah-Jung meets So-Ran (Hong Soo-Hyun) who stole away her first love Jae-Beom (Ryu Seung-Soo). So-Ran and Jae-Beom eventually married. After So-Ran and Jae-Beom became a couple, Ah-Jung studied hard and passed her government official exam to impress Jae-Beom. At the hair salon, Ah-Jung on a whim lies to the couple and tells them that she is married. Ah-Jung then goes to a hotel to pay Ki-Joon for the other night’s hospital bill. An accident occurs and she spills tomato juice all over her sweater. Ah-Jung is so embarrassed she pretends to pass out. Ki-Joon picks her up and takes her to his hotel room. During this time, Ah-Jung’s friends watches and a rumor soon spreads that Ah-Jung and Ki-Joon are married ….” – Asian Wiki

 

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