Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Review No. 10: Bride of the Century (Korean Drama)

Description: Na Doo-Rim is a normal girl who lives with her grandmother in a small village near the sea. Her life get turned upside down when she's asked to pretend to be the fiance of Choi Kang-Ju, the Heir of Taeyang Group. There are rumors that this family has an ancient curse placed upon it; the first bride of the eldest son always dies on The Wedding Night. Na Doo-Rim faces many challenges and they only become more difficult when she begins to fall in love with the cold-hearted Kang-Ju.

What I think about it:

Plot- This was so unpredictable! I never saw any of it coming and each time I was blown away by the situations. It was so enthralling that had to marathon this drama over the course of a few days. I just couldn't stop watching!

Characters/Acting- (as always I will only be mentioning a few of the characters here in order to keep this review as spoiler free as possible)

Na Doo-Rim - Actress: Yang Jin-Sung- she's such an amazing actress, her performance was almost flawless. Both her characters were portrayed in totally different lights, they were so realistic, I didn't even have to wonder who I was seeing. I always knew who I was looking at. I'll definitely be watching some more of her work in the future.

I really loved her gentle ways and her fierce protectiveness as well. She's one of those unforgettable characters, she'll probably be in my mind for a long time.

Jang Yi-Kyung - Actress: Yang Jin-Sung

Her cold persona is the exact opposite of Doo-Rim's warmth. She's sly and calculating but she's also a coward. She is the original fiance of Choi Kang-Ju; once she heard of the curse on his family she ran away and her brother convinced Doo-Rim to pretend to be her in order to save his mother's Company and their reputation.

Jang Yi-Hyun - Actor: Sung Hyuk

Yi-Kyung's brother. Yi-Hyun is the awesome big brother who looks out for his sister and wants the best for her. He's also a worry wart.

Ma Jae-Ran - Actress: Shin Eun-Jung

This lady is Yi-Kyung and Yi-Hyun's mother. She has her own plots behind the scenes. She's really a mysterious character; we don't really know what's going on with her or what to think about her.

Choi Kang-Ju - Actor: Lee Hong-Ki- I saw him act in You're Beautiful and I adored him, I love his music as well. You should definitely check out the band FT Island, Lee Hong-Ki's voice is heavenly!

Ah, the character we were all waiting to get at. He's completely cold and closed off from everyone around him (emotionally). Ah, but he's so adorable with his harshness. As the series continues he only gets more cute.

Kim Myeong-Hee - Actress: Kim Seo-Ra

This is Choi Kang-Ju's mother. She has her own devious plans in action in the background. She is a really unlikable character. I didn't feel emotionally connected to her at all.

Lee Roo-Mi - Actress: Jang Ah-Young 

She is the girl who's in love with Choi Kang-Ju, she has been in love with him since they were children. She wants Kang-Ju as her own and is not afraid to fight for him. She causes a lot of trouble for Doo-Rim in this series.

The Ending: It was everything I was hoping for. If you're watching this drama and you don't know if you should continue to watch it, you should continue. The ending is worth the emotional rollercoaster ride to get there.

My Conclusion: A Brilliant 5/5 Stars. I'm really glad I stuck to this drama because it was just what I needed. Not too long, relatively fast paced, an emotional journey and the best acting ever! I'll keep this one close to my heart for many months.