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4 people found this review helpful
Mar 12, 2017
5 of 5 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 6.5
Story 6.5
Acting/Cast 6.0
Music 4.5
Rewatch Value 1.0
Ruby Ruby Love is a short, sweet and cute fantasy and romantic webdrama, full of strong aegyo moments. This is a first time seeing a jewelry designer themed webdrama, where Seohyun from Girl's Generation is the main female lead with an unrecognizable male lead and supporting leads. I loved seeing the jewelry and how it was cut, etc. It doesn't even appear to have a credited director or writer. My feel is, the webdrama with some cliches was filmed on a spontaneous basis without any specific instructions and didn't have any intentions for any story depth.

I enjoyed the story the most out of all the aspects in the webdrama even though it is very archetypal. The story revolves a young jewelry designer suffers from socialphobia and having troubles with self confidence and uses magical powers to help succeed in her career and learns not to use the magical powers in order to have important business meetings. I'm lovin' the contrast between the two disparate personalities of Ruby. The wish fulfillment aspect of the story achieves the story's purpose very well. I love the idea of being a successful assistant to a success like Ruby gives her the assurance and confidence to be the best she can be.

Seohyun's distinct two personalities were fun to watch. I liked the male lead and how he was the understanding, supportive character for Ruby. The rest of the characters for me weren't there and on the back burner.

The music was all over the place and there was a mix of English songs and Korean songs (currently popular and non-popular ones). I wasn't a fan of any of the music presented. I felt that it was randomly picked and used. It was not the main point for this webdrama.

Rewatch Value:
Once is enough. No motivation to watch it beyond the first time.

If you like cute and romantic rom-coms that can be watched within a hour, don't miss this one. It's clearly a hit compared to other ones I've seen lately.

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0 people found this review helpful
Feb 12, 2018
5 of 5 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
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It's only 5 episodes long at about 15 minutes a piece, so there's obviously not enough time to really flesh out the story, and it's not really meant to be a full drama experience anyway, but there are some themes I would love to see expounded upon. We got a small glimpse into Ruby's youth and the bullying she received, which I think was my favorite moment from the entire mini-drama, as it really gave you a sense of why she is the way she is. The song choice was particularly affecting in that moment. I quite enjoyed the idea of her being a jewelry designer and watching her come up with designs then executing them herself, and honestly, I could have watched tons more of it. The writers turned jewelry making into a deeply emotional experience. I quite like how they engineered things in the final episode so that Ruby was forced to go out into the world and be herself. The writers understood that it was important for her to do it herself, as Ruby, not as Ruby with a magic ring. It would have been even better to see her slowly trying, in between uses of the ring, to muster up the courage to go outside and face the world on her own two feet. Would have really added to the emotional impact of her being forced out into the open once and for all. And I don't usually respond to the music in drama's, but this one had a particularly good soundtrack that hit a lot of the important emotional beats.

Basically what I'm saying is, this would make a great full-length drama. There's so much to mine from this story. But at the end of the day, even though there's only so much that can be done in 15 minutes per episode, I think they did a good job of presenting the story and making it engaging and sweet. It was a nice little experience.

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