Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Korean Drama - Coffee House (커피하우스)

In the middle of watching the 16th episode of this Korean drama. Highly simplified yet attention retaining, vibrant unpredictable story line. Great acting and as always… highly addictive.  (කුඩු  ගැහුවා  හා සමානය ).

Unlike Secret Garden, which had thousand and one characters popping out from nowhere Coffee house has very few characters, yet  they managed to build up a  nice , fascinating and somewhat curious story line that engaged the viewer till the very end. For me that is the main strong point of this drama. Due to the large character set I really enjoyed the secret garden when I watched it for the second time, because then only I fully understood who is who's who. But don't be mistaken. It is still my favorite and large pool of characters in there added an extra dimension to it.

Many people disliked and cursed about the ending of Coffee House, but 2 more episodes are left for me to find out what really happens at the end. What ever it is..  this drama will not disappoint me. Worst come to worst, I will stop watching it now to avoid being gloomy for the rest of the week… hajiman … eotteohke? eotteohke?!!!!!….  Aigoo Aigoo what has become of me … ^_^

Some background info first:
CoffeeHouse (커피하우스) previously known as Page One is a 18 episode, romance/comedy South Korean TV drama broadcasted on SBS TV Network, Korea starring Kang Ji Hwan , Park Si Yeon and Ham Eun Jung . It was aired from May 17, 2010 to July 27, 2010 on Monday and Tuesday nights. Unfortunately it has not done well in the media ratings, only being able to achieve 10.1 nationwide during its peak.
(2012, CoffeeHouse - DramaWikii )

Lee Jin-soo made it big after writing several thriller novels and establishing himself as a talented novelist. He works for Seo Eun Young, the owner of the biggest publishing company in Korea, and has a long-time friendship with her. Jin Soo has lots of fans, especially female ones, and he seems to be the perfect match for any woman... but what no one knows is that he is actually a bit weird and sarcastic, has lots of strange habits, and holds a dark secret. The one who has to cope with him and his habits is his secretary, Kang Seung Yeon, who begged him for this job to become a pro instead of the below-average girl that she really is.
(2012, Coffee House (TV series) - Wikipedia   )

Lets see what others say:
ilikeyporkchop says - Speechless
 For the first time, i had no idea what’s going to happen. Most dramas are so predictable, and after a while they get really boring. But watching this drama really made me fall back in love with dramas. You have no idea who’s going to end up with who because they’re all perfect for each other! Makes me check everyday for new uploads. This drama has left me speechless (except at the funny parts). 

 RomComFan says - Just perfect
Jung Woong In’s character was completely annoying, self centered, delusional, obsessive, not funny. During the first episodes he dragged the romance and comedy down, but sure enough as the plot thickens and continues to tighten its grip on us viewers, he and the rest of the cast provide us with an excellent means of escape, laughter, and relaxation.

 Eun Jung’s portrayal of a fumbling, naive, underdog, hard working yet evolving and smart secretary wannabe gets old at first but after time it her character grows into her talent as an actress and really redeems itself for the earlier annoying traits.  Kudos to Kang Ji Hwan and Park Si Yeon who did a marvelous job of picking up where Eun Jung and Wong In’s characters leave off by bringing their complicated, emotionally deep, conflicted, mature, characters to life with energy, whit and experience. The cast’s on-screen presence and chemistry makes this a perfect drama for a marathon session. Like a good book, once you start….  you have to continue. Very well done.

Well, that's all folks, Google a bit of the OSTs. Alice does not have them in her new site…. Strange!

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