A modern day adaptation of Cinderella with a twist as our Cinderella, Goo Hyo Sun, is loved by everyone whereas her stepsister, Eun Jo, has a dark past and struggles with the fact that her mother starts to care more for Hyo Sun than her.
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The plot... I too, as many others, love the first half of the story more up to like episode 11? but the later half isn't bad either. It just has less happening. Some people say it dragged on and maybe it did, but i didn't really pay attention since i was so in love with everything else in it.
The plot had wonderful details that really showed different sides of the characters. Like Eun Jo; She is basically the evil stepsister and if this story was from another point of view, she would be seen as a complete bitch but cause the plot allows you to understand Eun Jo and all the other characters, and it seems much more realistic. No human is perfect and everyone has a bad side and it depends on how you see it who is the villain and who is the hero/in. And i feel like this drama portrayed that pretty perfectly.
I LOVED the acting. After watching this Moon Geun Yong became one of my favorite actresses of all time. The other actors were all great too, there's really nothing i complain about. And the acting really completed the plot and I got into the story with it. Every time Moon Geun Yong cried I cried with her. If im ever feeling sad and just wanna cry, I rewatch the sad scenes of CS and cry my heart out.
I really liked the music too, i love listening to the ost and remembering this drama. I felt that the music fit the scenes really well
The rewatch value.. hmmm... I feel like there are parts that are really worth rewatching, and then some parts are parts that were necessary the first time but now that you know the plot you don't really need them anymore, but since i dont usually rewatch dramas anyways i think me watching even some parts of this means its really good :) I've already rewatched some episodes like 5 times when i usually only watch them once or twice...
Oveall I gave it a 9 but i wanted to give a 10. It's really a favorite of mine and the first serious (and second ever) k-drama i watched. I think it's best suited for people who can focus on dramas well xD and for people who like sad dramas (you might need tissues!)
And also for people who can see the bigger picture and understand the characters... It made me kinda sad when i read comments that said "How can Eun Jo be so cold?" when all the time i had been thinking "Poor Eun Jo, no one understands you but Ki Hoon".
But still I recommend this drama for everyone to watch :) If it ever seems confusing i'm happy to help ;)
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The reason why I started this drama was because I was curious about Moon Geun Young being casted as a “vilain”. Her face is way too sweet to be mean. I have to say: she rocked it ! Why ? Because, Ok she’s a bitch, but a bitch with a reason for being so bitchy. You feel empathy for her and her crying scene was really touching. I even cried once. And that’s pretty rare. That’s how good Moon Geun Young acting skills are. You go girl !
I also like the intensity between the character. There was fire, screams, tears, first… Too much maybe. At the end it was a bit tiring. And sometimes a bit ridiculous.
The biggest turn off was Seo Woo’s plastic face. Everytime she appeared on screen, I couldn’t concentrate on her acting and kept wondering about what was her original body and what was fake. Plus her character was annoying like hell. The all “lolita-please-protect-me” act pissed me off like crazy. And to be honest, I found the all rice wine crisis a bit ridiculous. And Taecyeon’s character was pretty useless, just watching from a far distant what was going on…
As I’m writing down those words, I still don’t know how to feel about that drama. Sure it gave some intense moments but also made me roll my eyes several times. But I would put it in my “Love” list because Moon Geun Young
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