I was going to wait till the drama finishes to write a review about this but I just can’t wait. This was the first time I got to see Donghae in a drama [I didn’t go see It’s Okay Daddy’s Daughter and Skip Beat] and I must say that I was impressed by the fact that he’s getting better at acting.
Knowing that he was a Pastry Chef in this drama gave me tingles all over, simply because I know that I’ll get to see tasty deserts in it. Moving on, I’m 11 episodes in the drama and there are still some missing infos to fill in the story line but as of now I am somewhat okay with the flow of the story. The scenes were well-distributed and well-arranged and the characters are really great. The background fo each one however is still missing. They filled Seungji [Donghae’s Character] and Won Il’s [Jin Hyeok’s Character] backgrounds, I think 2 episodes ago… and the mystery is slowly unwrapping itself and some questions are getting answered ad well.
As for the love story, Pan Dayang [Seung Ah] and Seungji’s love story was okay for me It’s just that I don’t know what made Seungji like her. Usually, these things have a back story like he fell in love with her because he felt like she was a really smart girl who isn’t afraid to speak her mind [Moon Embracing] or like he fell in love with her because she made her suffer through identity crisis [Coffee Prince] and like he fell for her because she’s a tough cookie who refuses to receive help [City Hunter]. Those kinds of stuff,,,I’m not saying that he needs a reason but in the first episode, there’s this indication that he likes her already… my big question is How? Why? What happened between the two before… I know it’s too early to question the matter knowing that there’s still 4 episodes to go. I just hope that they answer those in the episodes to come.
Going back to the romance, the chemistry of Donghae and Seung Ah is way beyond perfect. They look cute together and if I didn’t know their relationship status in real life… I would immediately want them to date. YES! [I’m a fangirl too and I’m Donghae biased. And you heard me right ladies… I want OPPA to date, he’s turning 26 (27 in korea) and I think it’s about time he had a public relationship… But I know he won’t do that knowing that fans might send the alleged girlfriend death threats.] They look good onscreen and the sweetness in the drama is really adorable too. [Spoiler!!! : Their kiss is really sdfkjnskdfjns, I almost died seeing it. It was simple yet so sweet.]
So, I just finished watching the drama and apparently one of my theories was right. Donghae didn’t die and he got his memory back… I think. After everything I actually like the drama, it’s not too ‘dramatic’ and there are also a lot of genres in it like love, anger and revenge. I like the flow and the fact that no one actually died. The questions were answered for me and like it was answered big time. I was hoping for an ending kiss though but a hug was good enough for me. There were still some missing infos but I think they managed quite well by leaving those out for the viewers to connect.
16 episode were just perfect, although I would love to see more of Donghae but I think it was sufficient enough that they answered and connected everything in those number of episodes. I would actually watch this again if given the chance. The last episodes were really dramatic, especially when Donghae and Halbae both knew the truth but they were acting like nothing happened. Donghae’s face when he knew that his halbae was actually his real, blood related halbae omg it was one of the things that made me cry so bad. Halbae’s acting too when he found out was worthy of 15 Tonys and a Jeff! [this was from Whose Line] Everything is perfect even Auntie [Although, I wonder if the Uncle was okay…] and unnie also got a job.
Donghae’s acting in this was superb! I give him an A++++ for his acting, he has improved a lot and I wish he could get more projects because I know he loves acting and he wanted to be a professional actor. I think he might be able to get that dream! 🙂 All in all, this was a fun drama, you’ll get all the emotions and there was never a boring moment for me in it. I hope you enjoy watching this drama [if you haven’t finished it yet!!]