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Mivaaa

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Mivaaa

Sweden
Unemployed Romance korean drama review
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Unemployed Romance
2 people found this review helpful
by Mivaaa
Feb 3, 2015
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed
Overall 5.5
Story 6.0
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 4.0
I hate it when I discover a series and I really wanna like it because of reasons other then how good it is. You can't force "like", it has to just appear and that is the thing with this kdrama. I really wanted to like it. The themes of the show is simple, easy breezy and short, all things that is lovable after watching a more serious show, but Unemployed Romance didn't hold up for me. And why? Firstly, the story. I liked the idea for this show. It seemed to be easy and not too dramatic.I was worried about the few episodes but I figured that this simple series didn't need more than that amount of episodes to be good. I was wrong. The story was not bad, the length was. They tried to cram so much story into that little space. We started out by not seeing our main male lead until episode 3 and after that we have 3 episodes of backstory. Because of the series mare 10 episodes I really think that was a bad move. We had 4 episodes to build up the present time drama and rekindling plus the side characters stories and romances. Too much for such a short time. There where love rivals too and nothing felt well executed because of all the things going on. The ending for me, without spoiling anything, left me stunned for a second, wondering wtf just happened and how much of everything that actually was real. I hate that kind of ending too because it feels like someone just opened my Kdrama central (brain) and F everything up in there. Secondly, the cast. Let me present to you why exactly I wanted to like this series, the actor Nam Goong Min. You may wonder why I wanted to like it because of him. Easy to answer. I hated him, and I mean HATED his character in My Secret Hotel. I felt "like" for the actor but because of the character that he played I couldn't like him at all. So I wanted to see him play the main love interest in a different show so that I could love him openly (Sounds wrong?) and that's the thing. Funny enough tho I really liked his character. Kim Jong Dae is really cute, especially when younger. I found Goong Min so much better as the funny, little dorky and romantic persona compared to the strict and rather boring character that is Jo Sung Gyoum. I'll have to continue looking for another series with him that I truly can enjoy. The Female lead is nothing special for me. Just around but still having funny moments. Not even in the 3 episode long flashback she stood out or made any special impression on me, and that is what the lead role is suppose to do. The love rival, and I'm talking about the male one, because the female love rival is so forgettable it stays deep in my head and I cant reach it. You can say one thing and that is - Seo Jun Yeong is adorable. Even when trying to look like a smart lawyer. I really liked him, however closer to the end he started to get on my nerves and I wanted him to just move on with his life. He had stayed still for too long in my P.O.V. The supporting cast is mediocre. As long as they stay supporting to our two main leads (Again because we have no time for any other storyline than the main romance) I have no problem with them. But as soon as they started to take up too much space I just wanted to put them back into their little "supporting characters" - box and put it in the dark corner of the Kdrama world. Stay put! The music was actually the good point. I noticed this when I either was confused or when I simply was bored. The music kept the mood going on in the scene. Not much more to say about this tho. Rewatch is close to zero for me. Ja, I did like Jong Dae and he was dorky and adorable, but it is by far not enough to make me rewatch the whole thing again. Sure it's only 10 episodes but because of the mediocre aftertaste of those 10 episodes I think I rather don't watch it again. NO I think not. Overall and lastly, however much I want to say that this show was cute and worth watching... I can't. It's not that good and to be honest, it's not that easy breezy and not undramatic either. If the writers just had left some of the things be and let other things take its place, the drama wold have been better. I know now that to much shit going on in one short drama is a bad idea in every single case. Short drama - little and simple story. Long drama - Bring on the arcs of storylines. Mivaaa
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