|Cherry Blossoms will never be the same|
Ahh... the one that started it all. This drama will always have a place in my heart, it is neither the best or the worst, but it is SO CUTE and innocent that it just sucked me in!!!!
We start off with the male lead, Hyun Ki Joon, who is of course rich and is a CEO of a ritzy hotel. He is driven, organized, a neat freak, and a bit cold. Then we have our female lead, Gong Ah Jung, who is a government worker in charge events. She is of course happy go lucky and a bit quirky.
After things go terribly wrong at one of her events, Ah Jung is asked either to apologize or resign. Since she wasn't at fault for what went wrong she is enraged and writes her resignation letter on a napkin at the bar where she proceeds to get drunk. This is when she bumps in to Ki Joon as he is looking for his brother at the same bar.
|When the lie begins|
Things get crazy when Ah Jung meets an old frienemy, who stole her first crush. In an attempt to look like her life is great she pretends to be in a relationship and through a series of misunderstandings and events it is assumed that Ah Jung is engaged to Ki Joon. And then the crazy drama ensues. The two have a love hate relationship, but end up needing each other's cooperation in the lie and it gets a bit out of hand.
And of course, feelings end up developing and it's great!!!! I love it. This one has some great tension that is built through little things. I just remember squealing at how cute some of the scenes were, how adorable he was... that there was all this sexual tension without ANY inappropriateness. OH MY GOSH!!!! WHY CAN'T HOLLYWOOD FIGURE THIS OUT???? It is beyond me at how inappropriate our tv shows have gotten.
|Ki Joon being sassy|
Anyway, this one sold me on Kdramas, and started something that I have yet to look back from... so if you are willing, or aren't going to be judgmental about it, or at least willing to see if you can be proven wrong on your prejudices then take the dip and ride the Korean Wave with me!
*Why it doesn't get a fifth heart: in the beginning the characters drove me crazy, and the acting was a bit over the top, but once you get into it about three episodes they begin to get endearing and mature, which is awesome to watch the progression.