Posts Tagged ‘Oh! My Lady/오! 마이 레이디’

Oh! My Lady, episodes 1-6

This drama actually started a week before the batch of three new Wednesday/Thursday dramas and thus has the most number of episodes aired, but I am only reviewing now because I am a big lump o’ lazy.

To be honest, I am still a little confused by this entire cast. Siwon, yes I understand his appeal individually. Chae Rim, yes I understand her appeal individually. But Siwon together with Chae Rim? And then Park Han Byul on top? And then a side of Lee Hyun Woo? What in the what what the what?

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Currently anticipating

I’m such a drama whore it’s ridiculous.

So I haven’t once sat through a pure sageuk (Hong Gil Dong, Strongest Chil Woo and Iljimae don’t count) but Dong Yi looks like it has the potential to be boring because of whatever historical plot lines there may be. On the other hand, I could be totally off-base and this may just be a historical romantic drama, but regardless, I’m not too into the storyline yet. (Also, fifty episodes, people. Fifty.) I do, however, nurse a huge soft spot for Han Hyo Joo (read: huge) and the thought of Bae Soo Bin playing second fiddle again makes me automatically feel bad and thus compelled, lol.

This is probably the drama I’m most anticipating, but because of the sexuality plot line inherent to the story, I’m already super wary. Like, is this coy hand thing supposed to signify that Lee Minho’s character is gay? I don’t have too much faith that the writers/producers will even try to subvert whatever pre-existing gay stereotypes there are in Korea, so I’m going to watch with half my brain. But I’m just so excited to see Lee Minho not be Gu Jun Pyo and play someone with a love interest who is NOT Geum Jandi and whose buddies are NOT Kim Hyunjoong and Kim Bum and Kim Joon.

Son Ye Jin was a totally unexpected casting decision and I’ve never seen her in anything, but nobody’s ever said she’s a bad actress, so I’m not really worried about her acting. This is going be so typically K-drama–circumstances that force the main characters to live together, a huge misunderstanding regarding sexuality, proving one’s masculinity, blah blah blah–but it’s going to be oh-so-good.

SIWON. Apple of my eye. He’s the only idol of his younger generation who I have faith in as an actor. (See: Legend of Hyang Dan. So good! Yunho, Changmin, Jaejoong, Seulong, Taec, please stop.) In this drama, he plays a good-looking actor who has no actual skill as an actor. I love it already. Siwon has a great comedic timing that he rarely gets to show off in Super Junior’s work, so hopefully he’ll be able to in this series.

Chae Rim, I’m a little eh about. For some reason, she’s never resonated with me in any of the roles I’ve watched her in. She’s no doubt good at what she does, but I just don’t really connect with her performances. And why is Park Han Byul still acting? Has nobody ever seen her act before?

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