Jun Seol Hee recently divorced after realizing that she deserved to be treated better by her high-flying lawyer husband, Cha Ji Wook, and his arrogant family. Determined to get her life back on track, she returns to her rock band roots, becoming the leader of the Comeback Madonna Band. Her bandmates are fellow 'ahjummas' who have personal problems of their own, and together they search for happiness and personal fulfillment through music.
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Basically a woman who is probably in her late 30's who wants a divorce from her rich husband, who is committing adultery. Then she goes on and try to pursue her dream and do what she wants: create a rock Madonna band with other ahjumma friends. Then she meets a guy who also helps her and the story goes on as she struggle with the problems with the divorce case and the issues within the band.
The acting was okay in here. But the thing that helped was the characters of the story. Especially Seol Hee. In the beginning we were shown a woman both weak and strong. A woman who obviously was not shy to show her miserable crying face to her husband, trying to make him to divorce her indirectly. We are shown someone who is hanging by an edge, keeping her composure though she is struggling deep inside. & btw, her fashion. Then we have the husband and the woman he is having an affair with. They didn't shine that much in the story as the main character, but they did a good job at not being shameful at what they were doing and making the audience hate them. Though the husband did finally serve a purpose toward the end a bit. They we have the other guy, Tae Hyun, which I don't even know if he is actually needed in this drama. Like c'mon, especially the ending serve no purpose in him being in here. THough we know that he is supposedly the love interest for the main girl in the present, .. or in the near future. Then other ahjummas in the band. Just think: Sunny. Yeahh.
The best thing of the show. Really. I love the Kim Jun Eun version of 'Million Roses' & 'Genie'. I might be bias since I love rock. It was interesting to see that the band being form and the efforts they put in for the music.
Rewatch Value: 5/10.
Why a 5? Because the story is something I can only go through once. Also, I disliked the ending. Seems like it was rushhed though I rather not go there.
Firstly, I really liked the cast. In my opinion, the authors chose very good actors and the main female character was represented by Kim Jung Eun who is a great actress. This was my first time I heard of her and I will definitely watch some other dramas with her. To be honest, I started to watch this drama just because of Lee Joon Hyuk as I liked him in City Hunter. He didn't disapoint me even though his role wasn't so big as I expected. Overall, the cast was outstanding.
Another thing which I really enjoyed was, of course, the music! I am kind of rock music fan and I don't fancy dance and typically pop music. So this drama was right for me! They made plenty of cover versions of other Korean songs which were great. The song I enjoyed the most was Genie (originally by SNSD). This version is just amazing! If you have time, you must definitely listen to it! The singers are good as well. The most beautiful songs was To You (Dear Music), which has beautiful lyrics.
Another positive aspect are the dialogs. They are not stupid and makes sence mostly every time. This is always something I appreciate about dramas as I hate stupid dialogues and dramas.
Many people critised the ending but I liked it. It was quite realistic and nothing was overdone. I was waiting for one moment like other people as well, however, in the end, I am glad that it din't happen because I might have been disappointed.
The problem with this drama was kind of the story line. It seemed to me like I was watching 3 dramas at the same time. First part is about a divorce, then about some law stuff and the third part is about "ahjumma" band and music itself. Personally, I enjoyed the story but just didn't fit well together. I would love to watch a drama with a law theme but it didn't fit into this drama very well. That would be the biggest problem with this drama, I guess. The music part wasn't as big as promised from the plot summary and many people felt a bit down after reaching the final episode.
Another negative aspect was like in other dramas, not realistic scenes. If you watch this drama, you will see quite ridiculous scenes from the court, but it might be just my opinion.
To sum up, this is not an outstanding drama but if you want to watch something a bit realistic with great music and cast then just WATCH THIS. I enjoyed it!