[Review] Introverted Boss – 내성적인 보스

WHAT LIES BENEATH

Eun Hwan Ki (Yeon Woo Jin) is the CEO of a public relations company, except that he is extremely introverted.  Despite that he’s incredibly warmhearted, his employees fear him as he is often misunderstood and difficult to get close to.  On the other hand, Chae Ro Woon (Park Hye Soo) is energetic and outgoing.  She decides to give up her career in acting to work at the PR company but has other motives for working there.  Her older sister had previously worked as Hwan Ki’s assistant and mysteriously committed suicide and Ro Woon has never come to terms with why her sister decided to take her own life but believes that Hwan Ki was somehow involved.

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Just Bananas About: Week of 1/30/17

For those who were fans of Another Oh Hae Young, there’s another drama that started early this year that will give you the same vibes as that drama.  Introverted Boss stars Yeon Woo Jin in the title role and I’ve been meaning to watch another drama with him since I was drawn to his acting in Arang and the Magistrate.  There always seemed to be one reason or another as to why it just didn’t work out so even though I’m overwhelmed with watching dramas at the moment, I just wanted to make sure I didn’t pass this one up.

I realize that Episodes 5 and 6 have been preempted this week but there are a lot of things I like about the drama so I’m hoping that the rewrites will help the drama instead of hurt it.  The drama is about Eun Hwan Ki (Yeon Woo Jin) who deals with having severe social anxiety to the point where he has a hard time being around people outside of his immediate family and close friends.  His social anxiety cripples him as he is the head of his family’s PR and marketing company.

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[Review] All About My Romance – 내 연애의 모든 것

ALL ABOUT THE SUPERFLUOUS ROMCOM

Assemblyman Kim Soo Young (Shin Ha Kyun) is the hot shot of the Great Korea Party.  Though he’s frustrated with how the government is run, he has no idea how to change it.  Green and Justice Party Assemblywoman Noh Min Young (Lee Min Jung) also aims to make a difference in government and constantly struggles against the political fat cats who take advantage of their prestigious position.

Though they both want change, Kim Soo Young and Noh Min Young have completely different ideals.  However their mutual admiration for each other work’s ethic leads them to fall for one another.  Unfortunately, they must hide their relationship due to their political affiliation.

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[Review] Oohlala Spouses – 울랄라 부부

IS THE GRASS IS ALWAYS GREENER?

Discovering that her husband is cheating on her, Na Yeo Ok (Kim Jung Eun) decides to divorce him.  Go Soo Nam (Shin Hyun Joon) obliges tired of the constant nagging and hardships that surround their marriage.

However, a major accident causes them to swap bodies with each other.  As they grapple with the reality of trying to make it through the day in each other’s identities, Yeo Ok and Soo Nam develop a greater understanding of each other.

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[Review] Gaksital/Bridal Mask – 각시탈

WAR NEVER HAS ANY WINNERS

Based on the manhwa of the same name, the drama is set in the 1930s during the Japanese occupation of Korea.  Lee Kang To (Joo Won) is a rising star within the Japanese police force due to his efforts to suppress the Korean independence movement.  His biggest foe is the masked crusader, Gaksital, who fights for injustice and stands up for the weak.

Later Kang To’s life is turned upside-down and he realizes that he must don the mask to fight for Korea’s future.

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[Review] Hero – 히어로

WE CAN BE HEROES, JUST FOR ONE DAY

In the not too distant future, Korea is overrun by corruption and the failed economy only makes the upper class richer while the lower class struggles to survive.  Kim Heuk Chul (Yang Dong Geun) is the good-for-nothing son to Muyoung city’s mayor.

When an accident almost kills Heuk Chul, an experimental drug not only brings him back to life but gives him superpowers.  He, then, becomes an unlikely hero fighting against the injustices inflicted on the helpless.

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