I’m finally getting around to Part 2 of this review. However, it looks like I won’t be able to complete Part 3 until after I return from vacation.
The rating system:
Must Watch – Eyes glued… To the chocolate abs.
Watch – Well, heeeey there good lookin’
Just OK – Mildly entertaining at times but I’m here for the pretty boys.
If you’re bored – Sorry, you’re pretty but I’m just not that into you.
Pass – You might be pretty but not that pretty enough
I never seem to be getting any better at this procrastination thing. But I’m officially done with all of my full-length reviews of 2016. Here’s a better-late-than-never recap of the K-Drama year.
The rating system:
Must Watch – Watch and watch again.
Watch – Entertained.
Just OK – Just alright. Nothing more, nothing less.
If you’re bored – It’s not the worst but that’s not a compliment either.
Pass – Not worth the time.
Based on the American series, Entourage goes behind-the-scenes of celebrity life and the entertainment business. Cha Young Bin (Seo Kang Jun) is a rising star in South Korea and he navigates the high life with his three childhood friends, Cha Joon (Lee Kwang Soo), Lee Ho Jin (Park Jung Min) and Geobook (aka Turtle) (Lee Dong Hwi).
After the death of her mother, Hong Na Ri (Soo Ae), returns to discover Go Nan Gil (Kim Young Kwang) living in her mother’s house. He informs her that he was her mother’s husband, despite being three years younger than Na Ri, and is currently the owner of her mother’s house and the Hong Dumpling shop next door, which he inherited from his late wife.
The land where the house and shop are located on is a hotly disputed piece of real estate and Kwon Duk Bong (Lee Soo Hyuk) has been tasked by his father to take ownership of it in order to turn it into a holiday resort. Things get complicated when he gets involved with the pair.
Do Hyun Woo (Lee Sun Kyun) is a television producer who has been married to his wife, Jung Soo Yeon (Song Ji Hyo), for seven years. Despite believing that his marriage was impenetrable, he discovers that his wife may be on the verge of having an affair.
At first, he turns to his friends, Lawyer Choi Yoon Gi (Kim Hee Won) and Ahn Joon Young (Lee Sang Yeob) for advice as they are both married. However, Yoon Gi is a serial cheater and savvy at finding ways from his wife, Eun Ah Ra (Ye Ji Won), from finding out. Joon Young is also unhelpful as he always believed that Soo Yeon and Hyun were the picture perfect couple and the news of the infidelity takes an emotional toll on him. And yet, Joon Young’s own life is full of mystery as he uses work as an excuse to get closer to a fellow colleague at work, the production crew’s main writer and divorcee, Kwon Bo Young (BoA).
To make matters worse, Do Hyun’s company is interested in making a new program all about wives who cheat on their husbands. At a loss about what to do, he turns to people on the internet for their perspective on the matter.
Choi Soo Ah (Kim Ha Neul) is a busy flying from destination to destination as a flight attendant at Air Asia. She’s married to Pilot Park Jin Suk (Shin Sung Rok) and together they have a daughter, Park Hyo Eun (Kim Hwan Hee). Due to his rigid personality, he controls everything in their lives which includes sending Hyo Eun away to boarding school.
Though Hyo Eun initially hated the idea of being far away from home and her mother, she begins to enjoy life there because of her roommate, Annie Seo (Park Seo Yeon). Because the two hit it off right away, it puts Soo Ah at ease despite being apart from her daughter.
Seo Do Woo (Lee Sang Yoon) is an architect and married to Kim Hye Won (Jang Hee Jin), a master in traditional crafts. Like Soo Ah, Do Woo has a loving relationship with his stepdaughter, Annie. When Annie dies suddenly from a tragic traffic accident, Do Woo and Soo Ah’s lives inadvertently become intertwined. They begin to view their cold partners in a new light and find a connection to each other.
Pyo Na Ri (Gong Hyo Jin) is a weather forecaster who dreams of becoming a news anchor. She’s also harbored a crush on her colleague, Reporter Lee Hwa Shin (Jo Jung Seok), for 3 years. The prickly Hwa Shin does harbor any romantic inclinations towards Na Ri until she meets his best friend and the chaebol heir to a luxury fashion brand, Go Jung Won (Go Kyung Pyo). Unlike Hwa Shin, Jung Won is the perfect gentleman towards Na Ri and begins to develop feelings for her.
Meanwhile, Anchor Kye Sung Sook (Lee Mi Sook) and Announcer Bang Ja Young (Park Ji Young) have always been rivals when it comes to their love life and career. Upon hearing that Sung Sook’s biological daughter and Ja Young’s step-daughter, Lee Bbal Kang (Moon Ga Young) has lost her father, they move in together. Sung Sook and Ja Young’s lives get entangled with Kim Rak (Lee Sung Jae), the building’s landlord and restaurant owner.