Young Lady and Gentleman ep 47-52 (end)

Profile:
Drama: Young Lady and Gentleman (신사와 아가씨)
Network: KBS2
Episodes: 52
Release Date: September 25, 2021 – March 27, 2022
Runtime: Saturday & Sunday 19:55
Country: South Korea

Plot:
A young lady applies for a job as a live in tutor for a widower CEO with three kids.

Main Cast
Ji Hyun Woo – Lee Young Guk
Lee Se Hee – Park Dandan
Park Hanna – Cho Sara
Lee Jong Won – Park Soo Chul
Oh Hyun Kyung – Cha Yeon Shil
An Woo Yeon – Park Dae Beom
Cha Hwa Yeon – Wang Dae Ran
Yoon Jin Yi – Lee Seryeon
Lee Il Hwa – Anna Kim
Lee Whee Hyang – Lee Ki Ja
Lim Ye Jin – Jang Mi Sook
Kang Eun Tak – Cha Geon
Eru – Lawyer Ko

Review:
I think I already said everything in my mini recaps. Overall, this could have been way better had the writer not do the second amnesia and make Sara go borderline psychotic. Likewise I wish we had more good scenes between Young Guk and Dandan. All they did was cry for half of the show.

Summary of my rating through out the show:
Young Lady and Gentleman Eps 1-12 – 8.5/10
Young Lady and Gentleman eps 13-24 – 8/10
Young Lady and Gentleman ep 25-32 – 7.5/10
Young Lady and Gentleman Eps 33-40 – 7/10
Eps 41-46 – 7.5/10
Eps 47-52 – 7.5/10
Overall rating: 7.5/10

Young Lady and Gentleman Eps 1-12

So I’m back to watching another KBS weekend drama! This time it’s a cute and heartwarming show about a widower, his 3 children, and a young live-in tutor. Below are some of the initial thoughts about the drama.

I love that the show is fast paced for a 50 episode drama. I didn’t even realize that I was in episode 12 (that’s like more than half way in a regular Kdrama)

There are a lot of stuff happening here. I honestly don’t like the Jo Sara and her mom – they are both annoying and trying hard to fit in and become rich. I want to like the Young Guk’s stepmother but it’s very hard to like her when she is so whiny and manipulative. The actress is also overacting.

I love the story of Dandan’s family (except for the mom who is useless). I like Dae Bum and Young Guk’s half sister’s short lived romance. I’m sure they’ll end up together eventually but for now, Dae Bum needs to earn money and be successful before he can come back to Se Ryeon. I also find Uncle Guk super cute, but ugh!! why will he end up with the scheming b*tch Sara?!? As for the cousin Mirin, I feel bad for her, she sometimes look out of place since her parents are gone, and I don’t like her potential loveline to Jun Oh. Quite assuming of her to think that Jun Oh likes her or is stalking her when she isn’t even pretty!

I love Dandan’s father, I totally didn’t expect that he turned out to be Mi Sook’s long lost brother!! So that means they could have been a rich family, which kind of makes Dandan look equal to Young Guk in terms of social standing. I can’t wait for Sara to find out about that link. I’m also curious how Dandan’s father will react once he finds out Anna Kim is his wife who left him all those years ago!! Part of me is wishing they get back together because the current wife is really useless, but half of me is also angry at her for leaving. Dandan will probably get mad at Anna Kim once she finds out the truth.

So far so good, it’s makjang but not hair pulling makjang. It has a lot of good wholesome moments especially with the kids. Hope the confession between Young Guk and Dandan will be look natural and not too weird.

Rating for thr first 12 episodes: 8.5

Once Again (2019-2020)

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Drama: Once Again (한 번 다녀왔습니다)
Network: KBS2
Episodes: 100
Release Date: March 28 – September 13, 2020
Runtime: Saturday & Sunday 19:55
Language: Korean
Country: South Korea

Plot
Four adult children of a married couple got divorced and went back to live with their parents.

Main Cast
Lee Min Jung – Song Nahee
Lee Sang Yeob – Yoon Gyu Jin
Lee Cho Hee – Song Dahee
Lee Sang Yi – Yoon Jae Seok
Oh Yoon Ah – Song Gahee
Ki Do Hoon – Park Hyosin
Oh Dae Hwan – Song Junseon
Lim Jung Eun – Sung Hyun Kyung
Cheon Hojin – Song Yeong Dal
Cha Hwa Yeon – Jang Ok Bun
Kim Bo Yeon – Choi Yoon Jong
Lee Jung Eun – Cho Yeon / Yeong Suk
Baek Ji Won – Jang Ok Ja
Ahn Kil Kang – Yang Chisu

Review:
What a wonderful story! I’ve watched a few weekend dramas before and this is one of those that didn’t have a lot of makjang storylines! It was just about a family where each member has their own struggles in life, they fight, they misunderstand, they hurt each other. But in the end, they are family and they continue to understand and love each other.

I love the siblings – Junseon, Gahee, Nahee and Dahee! Gyujin and Jaesook too! If i had to choose:

Dahee and Jaesook is my favorite couple. Not only do the actors look alike, they just have this sweet vibe and they match perfectly. I love Nahee and Gyujin but they keep fighting like kids, sometimes I wonder how they manage to stay together. Or maybe it’s really just opposite attract.

Jaesook is the best boyfriend. He supports Dahee 100%, he is very sweet, understanding and romantic. He sings for her!! Brings her food. Meets her after work. Hangs out with her friends. His only flaw is that he is a little bit clingy (well, I think some girls like clingy guys).

Gahee is my favorite sibling. She looks so good in everything she wears. She is a cool mom, she stands up for herself and she is smart. She is caring and sensitive too. No wonder Hyosin fell in love with her despite the age gap, her divorce status and having a child.

Choyeon/Yeongsuk is my favorite ahjumma/market owner. She is smart and tough because of her upbringing. She defends the people who are down, she helps older people. Her flaw is being too nice that she takes care of other people even when they have betrayed her. She is simple and average looking but because of her personality, two guys fell in love with here in the drama, and she eventually dates a much younger and handsome guy! Not bad Choyeon!

Dahee is the best daughter in law, the best daughter, the best sister. She is the sweetest of them all. She may look like a pushover but once she sets her mind to it, she is stubborn. Maybe because she’s the youngest so she gets babied a lot but she knows when it’s time to remind the people that she can make her own decisions. She is nice to everyone, that’s why she can even tame the strictest and scariest mother in law (yes, that’s Yoonjung!)

Jihoon is the sweetest grandchild. He was hurt when his dad kept ignoring him. I felt so bad whenever he gets stood up by his dad. I’m glad he was able to meet and be friends with Hyosin. He needed a stand up adult to mentor him or else I’m sure he would have grown up to be a bad child. Kudos to Gahee for raising a young and mature son. Even at a young age, he is sensitive to his mom’s feelings and when dad wanted to get back together with Gahee, he said no and chose to be happy with his mom. Plus, he also encouraged Hyosin and Gahee.

Rating: 8.5/10