Sometimes you find just the drama. The drama with the greatest story, wonderful cast and music that fits perfectly. However sometimes you find a drama that makes you believe its wonderful at first but that by time becomes less sparkly and more dull. My Secret Hotel is just that drama for me. And why? Firstly, the story. I've said this in a previous review, love triangles is really not my cup of tea. If i take the time to watch such an drama it must have something more going for it than just romance. The thing with My secret hotel was that by also having a murder case floating around, I believed that the romance would benefit from it and not just become battle of the idiots. Sadly that's not what happened. Instead everything became mush and meh. In the end the only reason for me watching it was two reasons alone. Who she would end up with, and that only because I loved one of them and hated the other. And the second reason being that I loved the romantic scenes between Sang Hyo and Hae Young and wanted to see this wonderful couple as much as possible. Secondly, the cast. I did love both Sang Hyo and Hae Young, both the actor and actress really did a good job from my point of view. And yes I know that everything surrounding this couple was rather mediocre and meh, but I still liked them both as a couple and by themselves. However I do find Hae Young more tolerable in the end. He is just adorable and funny in how much in love he is with his ex wifey. So really, I watched this show til the end mostly because of my love for him. When talking about the rest of the cast there's really not anything to say. The only other major character is Sung Gyoum and he for me is just in the way for the most parts. I really did not like his character. The actor is not horrible, that's not what I'm saying, It's really just that in any other series I would love to see him as the main love interest, but for this one, Not so much. The supporting cast is just not anything to sell. They're there and they do what they're suppose to do but not anything more. Tho shout out to Detective Kim, played by Ahn Kil Kang. He really is an awesome actor and I love to see him in just about any series. And the love rival in this one is just about the most stupid and ridiculous I've ever seen in drama thus far. She really doesn't feel like a rival at all because she's just hanging on him and never really has a shot in being the next love. The show would have been saved so much BS if she'd been dropped and thrown away away. The music would have been able to save the show a little, but the problem is that it didn't really do its job in expressing all the emotions in the scenes and I felt that it always where the same song playing in the background and even that song was not the most perfect. It was not bad persay but not the greatest either. Yes again the rewatch is not high and yes it's mostly because of the whole love triangle thing but this time its more than that. I totally love the couple, and I nearly fell in love with Hae Young (Whom I am I kidding, I totally did) but imagining myself sitting thru this whole show all over again just feels like an impossibility, maybe that's just my current feeling and sure I do hope I get the feeling to see this show again, but for now I'll just stay satisfied over the fact that I even finished it the first time. Overall and lastly, the show is not horrible. But it's not great either. I know there exists good love triangles out there, but this one really is not the best of them. Its mediocre. I truly wish that I would be able to recommend it to everyone, but however much I fell in love, I can't. I was able to watch it because I was sold on the idea to see Hae Young for 16 whole episodes but I also know that not everyone works like me. Even I felt tired as hell when episode 14 came along. My last words for this one is, give it a shot maybe it really works for you. But don't have to high hopes about it, because the the risk of becoming disappointed is greater than you think. Happy watching! Mivaaa
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