"I Love Lee Tae Ri” is a romantic comedy about a 14 year old middle student who suddenly grows up to become a 25 year old man. Hwang Min Soo then becomes an assistant to a plutocrat heiress Lee Tae Ri. There's a pun in the title as Lee Tae-ri (이태리) can be romanized as "Italy".[Source: Hancinema]
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Story: Like I said the premise was an interesting one but when I found out that the kid was suppose to be 14 and then the female lead is almost 30, I was scratching my head how it would all turn out in the end. For the actual plot, except for the first few episodes, there wasn't any and by the end i would just have eps playing in the background while i was doing other things. Whats funny is i didnt miss anything. By the end I was just like i want to see if the couple would be able to end up together. One thing I did like was the romance. It was so cute and well written. The ending was kind of open ended but not really.
Acting: Ive only ever seen the actress who plays Tae Ri and shes only played very serious or robotic characters so it was nice to see her play someone who is naive/innocent. She had good chemistry with the main actor from SuJu. And while I liked the supporting characters, NONE of the characters (main or side) managed to make me have an attachment to them.
Music: The song by the fake girl group in the show was fun but they played it so many times i got tired of it. There were few other songs but they fit the show well enough.
Rewatch: This is one of those dramas that could be watched again but the question is do you really have to see it another time...
Overall Lee Tae Ri is funny at times but nothing you have to go out of your way for.
This drama is so full of cute I nearly died. The relationship between Tae Ri and Eun Dong is so adorable. They are both stuck at the age of fourteen; Tae Ri is still a lonely little girl who can't grow up, and Eun Dong is aching to become a man and protect the woman he loves.
Eun Dong and the coach were also sweet and the mushy bromance had me wiggling.
The story is really great, with the exception of the weird breakups that happed randomly and passively, and Choi Seung Jae. I don't know what is up with that guy. If his character had been more consistent, I would have given this drama a 10. But his bipolar disorder had me really confused.
BUT this drama is so sweet it will give you cavities. Full of heart and warm fuzzy feelings, I highly recommend it.