* Title: 열여덟 스물아홉/Yoryodol, Sumurahop
* Also known as: Eighteen vs Twenty-nine / 18:29 / 18 vs. 29
* Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
* Episodes: 16
* Broadcast network: KBS2
* Broadcast period: 2005-Mar-07 to 2005-Apr-26
* Air time: Monday & Tuesday 21:55
(*)Yoon Hye-chan (Park Sun Young) is a twenty-nine-year-old who wants to divorce her husband, Kang Sang-young (Ryu Soo Young), a popular actor. After Hye Chan gets to an accident, her mind reverts to that of a silly, eighteen-year-old teenage girl, who is reliving her high school days.
In the past Hye-chan despised Kang Bong-man, a popular boy at her school, thinking he is shallow. But little did she know that Kang Bong-man would become an actor one day, change his name to Kang Sang-young and be her future husband. For Sang-young, seeing his wife revert to their high school days changes him, and he strives to mend their shattered marriage. The only obstacle is Shin Ji-young, an actress, who has fallen in love with Sang-young.
Note: * Summary taken from wikipedia.
Poor Cha Yang-soon: she daydreams through school, is super poor and her parents are con artists. To add to her troubles, the locals have taken her away from her grandmother and sent her to Seoul to earn back all of the money her parents stole. In Seoul she discovers she’s been hired as the housekeeper for Han Gi-tae, a short-tempered young cosmetics executive she met earlier under very unusual circumstances. Gi-tae’s fiancee Yoon Na-hee immediately decides that she hates Yang-soon and does her best to torment her as often as possible. Gi-tae’s poor people skills have earned him many enemies, including his cousin Han Joon-tae; to make matters worse, Joon-tae is in love with Na-hee. Gi-tae’s increasing interest in Yang-soon leads Na-hee to conspire with Joon-tae, and Gi-tae is cheated out of the cosmetics company and he falls into poverty. Yang-soon’s determination and perpetual happiness encourage Gi-tae to form a plan to get his company back. Can Gi-tae overcome his past bad attitude, get his house and company back and win Yang-soon’s heart in the process?
My Own Thoughts: 4/5 stars
This was my very first drama ever watched. A girl who is from a countryside falls into a situation where she has to work off as a housemaid to payoff her parents debt. The storyline is perfectly executed and the main character’s chemistry sizzles through the screen. This drama is enjoyable to watch except the dragging parts to where they have to win his company back. The delivery of their lines is perfect, specially Yang-soon’s countryside accent! The characters’ emotions are well portrayed, and can be felt throughout the drama specially in my favorite scene. T_T
A must see! And good to own for its enjoyable value!
Song Hye Gyo
Han Eun Jeung
After returning from her vacation, aspiring author Han Ji Eun discovers that her family home has been sold – without her consent – to famous actor Lee Young Jae. Young Jae has been trying to hide out from some nasty rumors about his sexuality and sees a perfect opportunity: he and Ji Eun will enter into a contractual marriage and pretend to be a real couple. In exchange, Ji Eun will do the cooking and cleaning and the house will be hers again after six months. Sounds simple, right? Wrong! Young Jae has been allowing the rumors to fly because he’s really too afraid to tell his childhood friend Kang Hae Won that he’s in love with her. Hae Won is blissfully unaware of Young Jae’s feelings because she is love with their other childhood friend, Yoo Min Hyuk. As if that weren’t enough of a love tangle, Ji Eun starts to fall for Young Jae despite their promise to keep things ‘just business’, and Min Hyuk starts to fall for Ji Eun. Will everyone end up happy, or will there be more than one broken heart?
My Own thoughts: 5/5
This drama is a romantic-comedy drama that was adapted from a manwha with the same name. It’s a show that is veering away from the tragic, sad dramas on that year. I gave this a perfect 5 star because it only not satisfied me with its happy ending, but the characters left me breathless, wanting the drama to continue and never end. When I watch this drama, it seems that I am in my own world, laughing away my problems.
The character’s interaction and chemistry is more than a hundred percent. The portrayal of each actor on their persona emits through them and as I watch them, I don’t see them as the actors but the character they portray. There never was a dull moment in this drama, its just perfect, and because of my obsession I bought the original from YESASIA.COM and its well worth it!
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