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Korean Drama Review Cinderella Man

 Cinderella Man (2009) 男版灰姑娘

Genre: Romance, Switch

Enjoyment: 9/10  Pace: 8/10  No. of times I watched it: 1

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starring Kwon Sang Woo as Oh Dae San / Lee Joon Hee and Yoona as Seo Yeo Jin.

Watched this some time ago so this review is by memory. It is sad when Dae San only gets to know his whole real family when he replaces his brother. If his brother does not have health problem or meet him, he may not even know about it. He seems to have it all then: the knowledge of his real parents, money… However, when he starts to lose the trust of the people he knows as he seems like a totally different person with rich clothes, high status and doing things by follows the big company’s purpose, I think it is not worth it. Too bad his brother never returns and leaves him in his position. Probably if Joon Hee has Dae San as a companion since young, he would not have felt so lonely in the family where everyone else is blinded by power. It feels good when the people in that family tries to get rid of him after sometime as an imposer but cannot as he is related by blood with them.

It is funny when Dae San replaces Joon Hee and does many things that Joon Hee would never have done such as his way of talking to their grandmother (intimate greetings). I feel sorry for the mother of Joon Hee and Dae San. How can the grandmother be so cruel as to separate the child from the mother? Dae San and Yeo Jin’s relationship is put to test as Dae San starts to do things in the perspective of a big company and pretends he is rich Joon Hee and not her lover, poor Dae San.

Lesson learnt: try not to replace somebody even though you are given money for it will bring more trouble to you. Haha. For me, I would rather lead the poor but fulfilling life than the luxurious but lonely life. Money cannot buy everything. What about you?

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MV+Favourite osts: I thought you were mine by Shin Seung Hoon and  I cannot mention that I love you by Ok Juh-yeon  Cinderella Man ost ig post

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Korean Drama Review BL

Shining Inheritance / Brilliant Legacy (2009) 灿烂的遗产

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Enjoyment: 9/10  Pace: 8/10  No. of times I watched it: 1

Brilliant-Legacy   

starring Han Hyo Joo as Go Eun Sung and Lee Seung Ki as Sun Woo Hwan. Other casts: Bae Soo Bin as Park Jun Se, Yeon Joon-seok as Go Eun-woo (younger brother) and Moon Chae Won as Yoo Sung Mi.

Plot: Go Eun Sung’s life is similar to Cinderella’s. After her father died, her step-mother, Baek Sung Hee, took away all of her assets and her younger brother, Eun Woo, and suddenly disappears without a trace. When the CEO of a food company, Jang Sook Ja, suffers amnesia and can’t remember who she is Eun Sung takes her in. However, Eun Sung does not know that she is the grandmother of Sun Woo Hwan, the man who she switched bags with at the airport. How will their constant bickering lead them to realize that they care more about each other than they let on?

Watched sometime ago. Looks like Han Hyo Joo’s character is hard to get? Bae Soo Bin plays the supporting role in both this and Dong Yi when Han Hyo Joo is involved. Haha. It is such a waste even though I don’t mind Woo Hwan ending up with Eun Sung (sry for the spoiler). Her musically talented brother was Eun Sung’s motivation until she lost him. Even though she is from a rich family, she does not act like a princess and is humble and polite. Eun Sung’s spirit is one I can learn from. Her father should not have pretended that he is dead just to claim insurance money. (Sry for the spoiler) How is he so sure that the stepmother will take care of Eun Sung and Eun Woo when she already has her own daughter, Sung Mi, who is much more precious to her? He should not have been so irresponsible and made his children suffer. He is just escaping from the problem instead of facing and solving it.

A company belongs to everyone working in it, not only the shareholders who have high rank as everyone in the company contributes to the achievement of the company. Shareholders are supposed to make decisions wisely and not just trying to take over the company. Every worker’s effort and hard work should be appreciated.

Why you should watch: Genre: Romance. It is a typical poor girl and rich guy happy ending drama with conflict but also worth watching. The casts acted their roles well. Liked how Lee Seung Gi portrays his character in his first drama as lead.

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MV+Favourite osts: Love is punishment by K Will   BL ost ig post

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