A-Ra leads the perfect life. She is a popular actress, has an ideal husband Jung-Han, who is the most popular announcer, and a son Min-Kyu. People adore them as a couple, but their life isn't as great as it appears. A-Ra struggles to get cast as an actress as she gets older. Jung-Han and A-Ra do not respect each other or love each other.
One day, their troubled son Min-Kyu arrives backin Korea from America. Min-Kyu got kicked out of school over there and is a troubled kid. A-Ra and Jung-Han worry that others may find out about Min-Kyu's troubles. Making matters worse, a secret, which can destroy A-Ra's perfect world, exists.
Cast & Credits
The drama did start off hilarious; I found myself enjoying it right away with all the crazy humor thrown into this drama (some not so appropriate for the younger audience either). I also liked how this story had a sort of moral to tell the audience-that you shouldn't judge by appearances or to be yourself and not drown in a never ending sea of lies-and it wasn't portrayed in a cliche, cheesy way that makes you want to roll your eyes constantly. It did move kind of fast since it is only 12 episodes but at the same time, it didn't feel rushed.
One thing that I haven't seen in a while in dramas are surprises. Everything started to feel predictable, but this drama was different. It was so well planned out, I didn't even see it coming until it actually happened.
The cast was amazing too, acting and all. The director made excellent choices to choose these people for their roles.
I didn't realize it until I had to rate it, but I realized there was no actual singing in the soundtrack of the drama (either that or I somehow missed it). Depending on preference, this can be good or bad. I personally prefer some catchy song that goes on every time a cute scene shows up or when a certain character enters the scene, but that's just me. Having only instrumental music could also enable the audience to focus more on what's going on than the song that's playing.
Overall, I loved the drama. The plot was very unexpected and meaningful. It was also very funny, and also very sad. I don't know if I would watch it again, just because there are surprising parts and well, they can't be surprising a second time can they?
When I started watching this drama I had only one reason: Jung Jin Young from B1A4. However right from the beginning of the first episode I was really captivated by the randomness and funniness of the drama. After the first two episodes I thought "Wow, this sure is not your average K-drama".
Then when the story moved along, it started to get a little messed up at some points if you didn't pay attention to what's happening on the screen. I mean you have to look at every little detail in the show to understand its real meaning.
This drama had it all: comedy, romance, family issues, revenge, tragedy and what else?
I liked every little detail of the story and I liked how the side stories and the main story all went to one at the end of the drama. It was nice to see how things changed and how the "puzzle got solved" as the story moved along.
The ending was what I really liked. I mean the very last scenes. Some might think "What was that ending all about? I don't get it." and some might say "Was that supposed to be an ending?". To me it was the perfect ending. A new beginning. There's no other words to describe the ending.
Then, should I talk about acting? I was really mind blown by the fact that this was Jinyoung's first time acting. Okay, at the first episodes he wasn't that good but as the story moved along his acting got better and better all the time.
I really loved the way the cast portrayed their characters really well. It really showed me that they chose the right cast.
About the music... It was really good. I think this was one of the few K-dramas where there isn't any singing in the OST in the insert songs. The opening and ending had. The insert music was really captivating. If anyone has watched Utsukushii Rinjin (Japanese drama) or American show Desperate Housewives you'll know what I mean.
I wouldn't rewatch this because I already know the story. If I am going to rewatch this it would be just the first episodes or then just some random clips from here and there.
I think this is one of the dramas that you need to watch with your brains to understand the real meaning because the plot is made up from so many "pieces". That might be the only problem in the plot... Which is why I gave 8 to a plot instead of 9.
Overall, I really liked this drama. When I was reading the comments I thought "What? How can they say this is boring?". But then again, everyone has their different tastes.
I really recommend this to everyone who needs a break from the usual K-dramas.