Drama: Crash Course in Romance (일타 스캔들)
Release Date: January 14 – March 5, 2023
Runtime: Sat. & Sun. 21:10
Plot: A popular math teacher suffering from mental stress finds out he can only eat the meals prepared by the owner of the neighborhood banchan store. The teacher strikes a deal with the owner to tutor her daughter in exchange for cooking his meals.
Jeon Do Yeon – Nam Haeng Soon
Jung Kyung Ho – Choi Chi Yeol
Roh Yeon Seo – Nam Hae Yi
Choi Chi Yeol as best math teacher and boyfriend of 2023! Love Jung Kyung Ho’s comedic timing too. He was so warm hearted and inspiring to the students even when he was struggling. Glad he met the Haeng Soon who brought color to his sad and lonely life. He also got a bestie in Jong Ryeol!
I haven’t really watched a lot of Jeon Do Yeon’s works but i hope she stars in more romantic and lighter dramas and movies because i love her smile!! Her character has many problems but she was wonderful as Haeng Seon. She is a great business woman and cook, mom/aunt, sister, best friend, and girl friend. Although sometimes she can be too rash in her decisions and end up making the situation even worse.
I still think the character could have been been written or adjusted to suit Doyeon rather Doyeon trying to fit into the role. She was trying to play a character that is younger coz supposedly Haeng Soon is almost same age as Chi Yeol which is late 30s, but Doyeon looks more mature since she’s already almost 50 irl. So it kinds looks awkward when people keep saying she looks young to be a mom. Not that it is Doyeon’s fault!! I have no problem with Chi Yeol going out with an older woman, nuna. The story would still be nice!
I also love Haeyi and her friends. I was really rooting for Geonho because he was definitely nicer and wiser than rich and bothered Sunjae. Geonho also seems to have a better family support than Sunjae but he is not bad too. They’ve known each other far longer and are closer.
The best character growth in the drama is Sunjae’s mom. She was so annoying and almost ruined both her sons lives. I was crying when she went on a trip with Hui jae and made up. Sometimes work and success are not all that. It’s better to be happy.
The other crazy mom also got what she deserved for being so arrogant and toxic to all the neighbor mommies. Even her daughter Su A was annoying. So im not so happy that she ended up with Geonho. Come on! Geonho deserves better than her!!
I also didnt like the pairing of Jae Woo and Yeong Joo, it was too weird and convenient. Almost everyone had to pair off with one another for a “happy ending”.
Of course, everyone’s main gripe abouth this show is the This drama serial killer storyline, which wasn’t needed at all! And even how they resolved it was bad and felt rushed. Why jump off an dkill himself? He should have been punished by the law for the crimes he committed.
The final episode was so warm and happy i really hope everyone will live brighter and less stressed.
Haeyi’s mom also didnt need to come back and create unnecessary drama in the last eps.