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.
I’m not very happy with how the show is progressing. Young Guk’s memory came back but erased all his memory from the last 3 months which was bad! Sara gets another free pass, Dandan has to wait again for Young Guk (and she’s still not slapping Sara), and Dae Ran is still lazy a** stepmom.
Young Guk also continues to be hot and cold towards Dandan, which is getting annoying. C’mon, make up your mind! If you can’t even decide to love a girl, I don’t know how he is able to run a big group!!! One minute, he pushes Dandan away and hurting her feelings. The next minute he rushes to her side when she is sad or crying. I think if Dandan was in her 30s or 40s, she wouldn’t take this crap from a boyfriend!!! But since she is young and naive, she just keeps accepting the punches thrown at her, believing that love heals all wounds. or love conquers all.
The only highlight in these 10 episodes are Sechan and Sejong! I’m so glad the kids found out about YG and DD and they are supportive of their relationship, esp. if it means getting rid of psycho Sara as their step mom. I honestly don’t believe that Sara loves Young Guk or even her son, with the way she is behaving. I feel like she thinks she deserves the money and the rich lifestyle, just because her son is living in the household and she’s bee “taking care” of the household for years! So deluded!
And the worst part?? Even with her lying and scheming ways, Uncle Geon is right beside her and she got a nice, solid, handsome boyfriend while YG and Dandan are still stuck with their non relationship relationship. Ugh!! Life is so unfair, really! The evil ones get their wishes, the nice ones get nothing. That’s both a sad reality and a lesson for nice people.
As for the other characters/couples, same thing. Daebum and Seryeon just have the same problem since episode 1. I think they should just give up for now and go on with their own separate lives. It’s really hard when families are involved.
Another disaster is Soochul and Anna. Soochul was one of the few that i liked in the show, and he turned out to be the worst one!!! I hate Yeonshil, but having an “affair” with Anna wasn’t a good idea. He finally founds out who Anna is and almost killed her! OMG!! Anna should just fly back to US and get away from her crazy family.
We’re halfway done with the story and I’m still loving this weekend drama, mainly because of the 2 leads, Young Guk and Dandan. The rest of the cast, not so much but story is still addicting to watch.
Episodes 13 and 14 focused on the blossoming romance between Young Guk and Dandan, with Young Guk unsure of falling in love with a much younger girl and Dandan being so brave to confess to her boss and a man way older than her.
Jo Sara, still deluding herself to be the best match for Young Guk can’t believe Young Guk doesn’t like her even if she made every effort for him. It doesn’t count if Young Guk doesn’t like you back, honey. Don’t demand that he has to like you back just because you do. To be honest, I’m not even sure when Sara is getting her thick face from. Not to demean her, but she isn’t successful, she is hiding an illegitimate child that she can’t even be honest, and she is manipulative liar, and lastly, she doesn’t even care for the kids, except for Sejong. What makes her think Young Guk will like her if she treats his kids that way?
The kids obviously adore Dandan more than Sara and would probably help them get together if they only knew!
Normally, I also will be skeptical in this kind of relationship, but since I know them both from watching them, and I do have friends married with a large age gap, and I want to say that each couple/relationship is different. And we should all mind our own business. As long as the couple are happy, then should be fine. As friends or acquaintances, all we can do is understand them. But of course, if we feel like something is wrong, then we should also tell our friend.
I totally didn’t expect the amnesia plot and I hate how Sara, her thief mom an the stepmom are being this horrible people around Young Guk. I can understand the stepmom although I don’t pity her, but Sara and her mom are irritating! How can you say that you love the guy and lie to his face?? It’s ridiculous! I’m just glad that even though Young Guk is 22yo, he is still sharp enough to make his own decisions.
I’m loving that Young Guk and Dandan are still falling in love all over again. Just shows that even with amnesia, even if Young Guk was still young and single, he will still choose Dandan over Sara.
Can’t wait for the next episodes!! I hope Young Guk gets his memory back. 10 episodes of amnesia has gone long enough and i can’t stand another minute of lying Sara. I want Young Guk to kick her out of the house, even the stepmom. And I’m waiting for the day when the stepmom finally founds out who stole her gold and cash. Sara and her mom deserves to go to prison!! (although being a weekend drama, they probably will still get a happy ever after!! ugh!!)
Speaking of happy ever after, I wish they don’t pair Sara with Uncle Guk. Seriously, Uncle Guk is one of the nicest guys in this drama and he doesn’t deserve a bitch of a wife.
I still don’t like the story of Dae Bum and Se Ryeon, I think if Dae Bum is serious, he should man up and work harder. and I think Se Ryeon, instead of making Dae Bum a boytoy, she should help him study and setup capital for a business to help him be successful.
Another character I love is Dandan’s father, Soo Chul. I honestly want him to get back together with Anna Kim, although I know that’s going to be hard since he is married to another bum (ugh!! another hateful character). I hate how she fake cries, i know she is better than Sara’s mom, but sometimes she is too greedy. Instead of helping Soo Chul, she just prefers to wait for money from her children and easy life instead of work. Plus, I’m sure once Soo chul finds out who Anna is, there will be hell.
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.