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Playful Kiss [Review]

5 Nov

There is a heart to this show that kept me watching even when I was annoyed by the storyline. Our heroine, Oh Ha Ni, is very adorable and not the smartest kid in school, but she’s really persistent, which is a good thing because our hero, Baek Seung Jo, the smartest guy in school, runs hot and cold in his interest in her throughout the show.

Kim Hyun Joong, who plays Baek Seung Jo was the b-lead from Boys Over Flowers, and he’s not the best actor, which makes sense because he’s a singer in his day job. It works to a certain extent here because the character is supposed to be really book-smart, but not socially smart. Oh Ha Ni’s attention revolves around him and she fully admits that her goal in life is to be near him however she can (e.g. if he wants to be a doctor, she’ll be a nurse; if he wants to be a pilot, she’ll be a stewardess).

I wish she was a little more independent by the time the show ended. The epilogue they did showed that she helped him loosen up as well, so it worked a little better toward balancing them out as a couple. But it wasn’t quite enough for me to put it on my re-watch list.

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