Another post about another Korean drama series: Secret Garden.
My friend Daniel intro’d me to this one over a pizza lunch, telling me that I HAVE to watch it because it’s SO popular and the guy is SO hot in Korea right now. So I came home and booted up mysoju.com for it. I have to admit, the first episode? I didn’t like it. At all. The guy was a spoiled brat, just like Gu JunPyo. I’d had it up to HERE with JunPyo already. And plus he was so skinny and frail looking I though he’d keel over and pass out. So that’s what I told Daniel….are you serious? Cuz you look WAY better than this guy.
But….the series grew on me…and if you enjoy K-drama then you must watch it.
Synopsis is pretty straight forward and the story line isn’t anything new. About a guy Kim JooWon, who’s this super rich CEO of some super company… mistaking a stunt double Gil RaIm for some famous actress….falls for her which pisses him off cuz he’s too high class for a poor girl. Then something happens and their souls switch bodies; and through that, they begin to understand each other and this relationship begins to grow.
There were loads of funny moments because as rich and cool as Kim JooWon is, he’s just a little kid inside. HyunBin, the actor who plays JooWon grew on me through his amazing acting skills. His portrayal of the character made Kim JooWon go from annoying to lovable, and convinced me that I should be patient with him. HyunBin’s portrayal of Gil RaIm after their souls switched was absolutely fantastic. He almost convinced me that he was indeed a girl trapped in a guy’s body HAHAHAHA.
JooWon’s conflicts and the things he ends up doing for Gil RaIm touched my heart. Epiphany struck at two very specific points….and when it struck, it struck hard. I did end up crying watching this one….but I didn’t mind…HyunBin was well worth it.
Side story of Oska, JooWon’s cousin and his struggles as a Hallyu star. Oska was a great comic relief to the already very comedic story.
Storyline: 10/10 – it was a great remake of an old idea.
Cloths: 8/10 – HyunBin rocked his clothes…KimJooWon had some pretty freaking nice outfits. GilRaIm had some pretty neat outfits towards the end but very simple. But holy WTF was Oska WEARING!? GROSS!!! lol
Scenic: 9/10 – not much in terms of scenery in this story. Most of it was at JooWon’s house or RaIm’s house and studio. Jeju Island again was breath taking. Gotta make it there someday
Hotties: 10/10 – Forget everyone else….HyunBin and Ha JiWon were great.
Teary moments: 2/10 – there were exactly 2 moments as mentioned above. But they weren’t just teary, they were a stab in the heart painful cry.
Overall: I think 10/10. Another one full of great daydream ideas. Don’t expect this one to happen either 😉 That’s the best part about it. Thanks, Daniel for convincing me to watch it.
Here is the song That Woman by Baek JiYoung. The companion to HyunBin’s That Man.
…is as timid as this woman.
Oh and I forgot! Kim JooWon’s famous chant. He chants something every time he thinks he’s going nuts. Every time I think I’m about to go nuts at work now, I hear HyunBin saying this in my head. I think I’m really going nuts lol. The chant is actually one person’s name. This one person was named with everything that represents longevity but ends up drowning because his name was too long for the person to call for help in time. lol.
Kim Soo Han Moo Geo Bukgi Wa Doo Roo Mi Sam Cheon Gab Sa Dong Bang Sark Chi Chi Ka Po Sa Ri Sa Ri Sen Ta Weo Ri Weo Ri Se BBu Ri Ka Moo Doo Sel La Goo Roomi Heo Ri Kae In Dam Byeo Rak Seo Sang Won eh Go Yang ee Ba Du Ki Neun Dol Dol ee…
Yup. That’s the name. AAAAnd here’s what I hear in my brain 😉