Korean Drama Review – Personal Taste

Hey you!
I’m back with another drama review. This one is also  a Lee MinHo starrer with Son YeJin as his co-actor and the leading lady. It has a rather unique plot and I was immediately hooked onto it. Its known as Personal Taste or Personal Preference. This show revolves around the 2 characters, JinHo and GaeIn. JinHo is an architect and GaeIn is a furniture designer. They both stumble into each other, one fine morning. But as fate would have it, they get off on the wrong foot. Later when JinHo realizes that GaeIn is the key to his  success, he decides to reconcile. He pretends to be gay in order to rent a room at GaeIn’s house.
On the other hand, our protagonist here, is dealing with a bad breakup. In her depressed and pitiful state, albeit a little hesitantly, she agrees to lease the room to JinHo. Oblivious to JinHo’s ulterior motive, GaeIn begins to get comfortable with him.  When JinHo (somewhat drawn to her) decides to help get revenge on Chang Ryul (her ex) she agrees. Amidst all the scheming and the etiquette lessons (that GaeIn obviously needs to transform into a swan),  the obvious happens. They begin to have feelings for each other. What will happen when they finally acknowledge their feelings? How long will JinHo be able to keep up the gay pretence?

I grew really fond of this drama since the first episode. It was hilarious from the beginning. There is no beating around the bush or dragging out scenes. The first few times they meet, their constant bickering was really amusing to watch. GaeIn is a clumsy, tomboyish, sensitive and innocent person. She forms strong bonds and gets attached to people  easily. And so when JinHo is even a little late coming back from work, she gets all tensed and worked up. Pacing in the house, sitting out on the steps. And a typical JinHo would snub her for being so “weak hearted and clingy”. But we all know, secretly he was quite pleased that a girl would do all this for him. He can’t hide that from us viewers and die-hard fans 😉

On to the other characters, we have Han Chang Ryul played by Kim Ji Seok. He appears to have a very charming personality apart from the fact that he dumps GaeIn for her bestfriend. Yet I somehow sympathise with him (idk why..). Maybe it has something to do with the super sweet smile of his. In the drama, he seems to be the kind of well brought up, mannered gentleman. So let’s set aside his mistakes for awhile 😀
Then we have Kim In Hee (Wang Ji Hye), a very very very bad person! I strongly detest that character. Cause more than a hundred times, I’ve wanted to yank her hair  for being so evil-queen like. The way she manipulates her words to get what she wants is just UN-BELIEVABLE! :O She’s the character that obviously causes all the trouble throughout the season. Butting into matters that don’t involve her and just simply being mean down to the core. 

Anyhow it is a drama DEFINITELY worth watching atleast once! You MUST! 😀 I believe I’m a little late for saying that. Probably the whole world has seen it and I’m the last person? 😛 Anyone out there? Not seen it yet? 😀

Ratings – 8.5/10

Mia

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Bidding Adieu To Our Beloved Gossip Girl

 With the 10th episode of Season 6, the widely popular series, Gossip Girl, comes to an abrupt end. To some, it may not seem so sudden. After all six seasons are no less when compared to some of the short-run TV shows like The Secret Circle, Jane By Design, Made in Jersey.
Fans all over, are bewailing the discontinuation of such a mind blowing TV show. When asked about the same, one such fan responds, “It is impossible to digest the fact that, I wont be having my weekly dose of Chuck and Blair’s love-hate relationship anymore!”

It truly is hard to process that all these years of getting to know the characters (Nate, Dan, Serena, Jenny, Chuck, Blair, Georgina, Vanessa) has drawn to a stop. No longer will we hear, the witty, sarcastic, know-it-all Gossip Girl with her knowledgeable insight on everyone in Upper East Side. At the same time, we can presume that the lives of the residents in UES will continue on a positive note without any interference from an overly snobby character, out to ruin everyone’s life.

The identity of GG was revealed in the last episode, and mind you, it was a total shocker! Who would have assumed that the game was being played, all along, from the inside. A smart move! I for one, couldn’t believe my eyes :O

And just when we’d thought that UES had finally gotten rid of Gossip Girl, the producers prove us wrong once again, by concluding the show with a dialogue by our very own Gossip Girl! “You may be rid of _____________, but you will never be rid of me, there will always be someone on the outside wanting to get in. Who am I now? That’s one secret I’ll never tell…xoxo Gossip Girl”

SO as much as we want to hold onto this show forever, we can’t. All good things must come to an end. And so does Gossip Girl 😦
We’d like to thank Ed Westwick, Chace Crawford, Penn Badgley, Blake Lively, Leighton Meester and all others for their unceasing commitment and hard work that has made Mondays so enjoyable! You all will be missed greatly! 🙂

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