“We were together for too short and separated for too long.” Eun Ho is an A-list South Korean actor, and for 20 years, he is searching for his first love, Eun Dong. They were teenagers when they first met, and after a brief friendship, she disappeared. Ten years later, they miraculously run into each other and start dating, but one day, Eun Dong doesn't return to meet Eun Ho as planned. Another ten years pass, and when Eun Ho is a famous star, he decides to publish a book about his love story to find Eun Dong. Meanwhile, Eun Dong becomes a writer and is living with a new name ever since she lost her memories due to the tragic accident that kept her from returning to Eun Ho. Through a mutual friend, she is hired to ghostwrite Eun Ho's book! During the process, she begins to uncover secrets that unravel the life she knows.
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What I liked about the story was how it incorporated all K-drama cliches from years before and presented a nice, smooth story. The FEELS the drama gave me was immense. The main guy Ji Eun Ho has one of the purest loves ever in a kdrama. I loved how dedicated he was towards her and literally never thought of anyone apart from her, neither did he give up on their love.
This is one of those dramas where you won't be sure whether it will be a happy end or a sad end. The story is kind of sad throughout and when I imagined a sad ending, I really thought it would be hell depressing. But the fun part here is you won't be sure how the leads will EVER manage to have a romance or a proper relationship with each other. Plus, there are a few mysteries which keep the story interesting.
The drama is very much an old school kdrama with star-crossed lovers and a whole lot of scheming and manipulations. It was seriously so entertaining. The splendid chemistry between the leads only increased my awe for it and not lessen it in any way. The soundtrack is pretty good too.
Like all kdramas ever, the last four episodes are sort of a drag and you might find yourself skipping some scenes. I liked the ending a lot. It fit in nicely with the story. I think I made a good decision watching it but I am not sure if I'll rewatch since I hardly ever do. Highly recommended if you like melodramas and pure love stories.
This was my first drama with Joo Jin Mo but I love his movies so I had very high expectations and he did not disappoint. I think that the first couple episodes when we get the backstory were very well done and left me longing for more episodes of their childhood.
This is truly a melodrama so expect lots of feelings and heartache and frustration.