As you can tell, I’m not Zombie Mamma (sorry). Like Karen did last week, I am filling in for her. Don’t worry, she’ll be back next week and all will be back to normal.
For this week’s Friday Night Drama, I bring you one of the best romantic comedies with a great ending (a rare thing in the K-Drama world :p): All About My Romance starring Shin Ha Kyun and Lee Min Jung. Have you ever watched a drama and complained about too many useless side characters? Well then you’re in luck, there are zero useless characters here and everyone somehow contributes to the story. I know not everyone is into political dramas especially when they’re wrapped up as comedies, but this one really did good in the balancing department. The politics portion can be a bit overwhelming at times in the beginning, but that takes a backseat when Kim Soo Young (SHK) and Noh Min Young (LMJ) starts up.
Let’s give a little bit of a background on this one, Soo Young and Min Young are from two different political parties and end up having a secret relationship, why? Because how else would they be able to date without anyone interfering? Well sneaking around isn’t as good as one would like to think and our dear couple spent a lot of time hiding out from their colleagues in dressing rooms, under tables, and they just sometimes ran away.
Of course with this being a rom com, or K-Drama in general, the couple can’t be happy all the way ’til the end. It’s just K-Drama Rule #501 that states we must have a second lead who never gets a hint that the main lead doesn’t like them. I mean, it has to happen in order for the OTP to be happy. So who’s the second lead who has to have Soo Young all to herself? Reporter Ahn Hee Sun who has followed Soo Young around for years in hopes that she can finally win his heart, but alas that isn’t possible. I mean, Min Young already kissed his chest before they got together so it was only a matter of time before it become official.
Without giving too much away, each character was funny in their own way from Soo Young’s aides to Min Young’s colleagues and even her own family. The comedic timing was perfect and there wasn’t a dull moment in this 16 episode series. So if you want to watch a fun, light-hearted drama to give a balance to all those melos/revenge dramas you’re watching, try All About My Romance.
Fun Fact: This is actually based on a novel of the same title by Lee Eung Joon.