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Operational Proposal (2012) 求婚大作战

Genre: Time-travel, Comedy, Romance

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


starring Yoo Seung Ho as Kang Baek Ho and Park Eun Bin as Ham Yi Seul. Other cast: Lee Hyun Jin as Kwon Jin Won.

I felt sorry for Baek Ho as he looked so depressed in the 1st episode. He gets to exchange a baseball for a chance to time-travel. The baseballs are precious to him as they have the autographs of the famous baseball players but he is willing to exchange them for a better chance in getting the girl he cannot live without.The time conductor is actually related to him. I am touched by how he is willing to risk everything to get the girl he wants after he realises how important she is to him after losing her once. He does not give up even though every time she ends up with another guy.

Yi Seul actually knows Baek Ho well and likes him but Baek Ho makes too many mistakes in life due to his foolishness so he ends up losing her. It is funny for the  first few times of his time-travel as he ends up saying “No!” at the wrong times and even disrupts a kissing scene in a school play Yi Seul is in. When the guy that ends up marrying Yi Seul all the time finds out that Baek Ho time-travels, all the pieces of the puzzle actually matches up and he even says to himself, “How can I beat a guy that time-travels?” Actually, coming to think about it, Jin Won wins all the time and Baek Ho is the one tirelessly changing things one at a time. Perhaps he is just impressed by Baek Ho’s determination? Looks like fate is quite unchangeable and persistent, considering the number of attempts Baek Ho made to change fate.

Liked the chemistry and development of relationship between Yi Seul and Baek Ho with a mixture of sweetness and bitterness. Enjoyed watching the interaction between the friends and Yi Seul+ Baek Ho. It is funny how the friends manage to get into unique couple relationships each as the drama goes, and they are affected by Baek Ho’s advice or decisions. After a few years, when I watched the drama’s last episode again, I still felt tears in my eyes. I could feel the struggle and helplessness he faced, and his strong love for Yi Seul throughout the whole drama in his last message to Yi Seul. It is interesting how his congratulatory message for her last wedding with Jin Won turns out as a final confession haha. This is quite unconventional. It was heartwarming and heartbreaking when he sacrifices everything he has to save her.

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