Korean Drama Review SWDBS

Oh no, I just realise I dont have much time to write reviews since school started. Strong Woman Do Bong Soon was a fun watch though it wasnt as good as I thought it will be.

Strong Woman Do Bong Soon (2017) 大力女子都奉順

Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Comedy, Action, Suspense

Enjoyment: 9/10  Pace: 9/10  No. of times I watched it: 1

        

starring Park Bo Young as Do Bong Soon, Park Hyung Sik as Ahn Min Hyuk, Ji Soo as In Gook Doo, Ahn Woo Yeon as Do Bong Ki (Bong Soon’s twin brother)

Plot: Great strength is passed down from the older generations through the females in the family and thus Do Bong Soon inherited her strength from her mother. Do Bong Soon is unemployed but has a passion for creating games, and her life changes when she becomes the bodyguard of CEO of Ainsoft, a company that produces games.

It is cool to see Do Bong Soon in action as she beats up the bad guys and uses her strength for good. It is funny that her brother is a doctor and has an increased amount of workload due to her. I laughed a lot when watching how the bad guys are shocked by her strength, especially the superior who asked her to carry 10 boxes and shocked that she carried them all at once or him trying to bully her, the newbie, but ends up being stuck under the table she pushed, as well as her chicken fight with Ahn Min Hyuk’s secretary, and her wrist fight with Ahn Min Hyuk.

Liked the interaction between Do Bong Soon and Ahn Min Hyuk, ranging from cheery, cheesy to depressing and serious, and I can feel the “zap” when their eyes meet haha. Enjoyed how Ahn Min Hyuk sees Do Bong Soon’s true value, cherishes her and helps her improve unlike Do Bong Soon’s crush, Guk Doo. People may feel a pity for Guk Doo since he realises too late that he likes her but too bad, once you miss the timing, it is too late haha. Actually, is it right or good to hide your true self from your crush, and only present what you think is the best side of yourself when he/she is around?

I actually was expecting more from the background story of rich Ahn Min Hyuk being threatened, and his life is in danger since he has enemies who are jealous of him or want to seek revenge on him but his case is resolved so quickly, and the plot ends up focusing on the kidnapping case in Dobong-dong which made me like the drama less. Like there are other ways to show Do Bong Soon’s development from strong to vulnerable to strong… Because of how the plot goes, the purpose of Do Bong Soon being a bodyguard is not totally fulfillled.

Liked Park Hyung Sik’s acting, and how he portrays his vulnerability at the start and his ability to protect others towards the end. Park Bo Young is cute haha. However, towards the end, it feels that there is too much balance between the roles: Ahn Min Hyuk and Do Bong Soon. Do Bong Soon is supposed to be the main character but the focus is shifted more to Ahn Min Hyuk which makes the theme somehow fuzzy.

Why you should watch: Love the cast especially Park Bo Young and Park Hyung Sik, as well as the relationship development between all the characters!

Favourite MVs+osts: You are my Garden by Jeong Eun Ji

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