Have you ever felt empty after watching a drama, and the emptiness is neither the good kind (Meaning the kind where the series was that awesome so afterwards you have nowhere to go) or the bad kind (Meaning a feeling of just no words and wanting to just quickly forget and move on), it's just an wast emptiness where you have no feelings and you have no idea what you think? Have you ever experienced that? I have and that series was this series. Bride of the Century. And why? Firstly, the story. This story is not hard to fallow, it's rather simple actually and it has been made before. That is what you're going to think when starting out. And yes in the beginning it really feels just like a lot of other series out there. The rich ignorant, rather mean and also a tad selfish CEO/Chaebols son etc. and he, this apparent douchbag of a man falls in love with the odd, different, poor and utterly "charming" girl that finds herself suddenly in the presence of this guy. And after that, depending on the setting itself, the douch suddenly gets hit by a lightning bolt (a metaphorical one) and is shocked to find himself caring, worrying and feeling jealous over this oh so non attractive girl. All of these things are there. It's part of this show as well. It makes a turn after that making it also have some kind of supernatural and true love themes in it. I do like it that the series really try to make us see that these two characters truly fall in love with each other, so much that they will have a hard time living if the other person is not there. Making me really feel the Aww:s at every turn. Another point, which is either likable or not depending on the watcher, is the myth surrounding the family and the marriage of the eldest son. I never felt the importance of that really. I put more interest in the couple and the drama around them and therefor didn't find that storyline to be important. HOWEVER the show itself finds this plot to be key so you can't get away from it. Secondly, the cast. I will start out by spilling the beans. Yes the biggest reason for me watching this drama was, without a doubt, so that i could watch my dearest Lee Hong Ki in another Main Role. I love him and he is so charming, and that voice of his is so different yet such a charming part of him. But I didn't continue watching just to see him. I did want to see what happened to be fare. Also the leading lady is really great, because she succeeded in pulling of, not one, but two performances playing two totally different girls. I can really see how that can be a tough job but she did it. I must say that she even made it seem that the two girls where two different people playing them at times and that is a great skill. The rest of the cast is neither special nor hateful, they're just meh. OK sure you will come to hate Jang Yi Kyung after a while and also both the mothers. The female characters takes the price of actually being the most annoying. The majority of the cast, that at least I found to be, that was likable was male characters. I'm not saying that all the female characters sucked but there where many female characters that did annoy me. The music is fantastic and fits the mood and tone of the show really well. It really feels like some kind of romantic fairy tale or a story that your grandparents tell you, sharing their romantic and fateful meeting. The music brings out those feelings really well and I found myself just staring at the screen. I feel that the music is one of the most important parts of a series or a movie and i'm always as happy when I find such ones that succeed in combining both visuals and music to make something beautiful. The rewatch is neither high nor low in this case and that's because right now I still carry that vast emptiness and I still don't know how I feel. The first half of the show was really good in my opinion and it made me seem stuck to my computer. But as soon as the second half appeared it seemed to lose the grip that it had over me and by the end I just felt that I wanted the series done and over with rather than wanting more out of it. I did like the ending, it was cute and really felt finished, but it was the later half of the show that made the ending lose that spark. Overall and lastly. I do like this show. It had a cute romance going on and you really wanted the two main characters to really find their happily ever after. However the drama surrounding this show, in the end heaved it down and it couldn't shine brighter nor all the way til the end. You really should watch it because if you're looking for a romantic story than this fits right in. Try to stay optimistic, knowing that the ending episode is good and will at least make you feel like it was worth the while. Still up to you tho! Happy watching! Mivaaa
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