ZombieMamma was having a hard time deciding what drama she should post tonight, so I am here to give you the most angsty melodrama I could think of… so much so in fact that I can only watch one episode at a time with long periods of time in between because the show is a bit heavy for me. Let’s talk about ‘Cinderella’s Sister’!
Starring Moon Geun Young, Chun Jung Myung, Seo Woo, and Ok Taecyeon, this drama was billed as “the dark, modern version of the popular fairy tale Cinderella.” They definitely weren’t kidding and as you get into the drama you realize that this is exactly what you think would happen when the Cinderella story goes wrong.
Eun Jo (Moon Geun Young) grows up with a hard life. While she has no illusions of happy endings, it seems like things will change when she meets a rich girl by the name of Hyo Seon (Seo Woo) who decides that her father must marry Eun Jo’s mother. Eun Jo is ignored by most of the people within the household and company but she finds friendship in Ki Hoon (Chun Jung Myung), a company employee, which goes wrong when Hyo Seon gets jealous of their relationship and works to keep them apart. After several years of separation, Ki Hoon, Eun Jo, and Hyo Seon are reunited but all of the misunderstandings between them lead to difficult times. Things get even more complicated when the mysterious,yet familiar, Han Jung Woo (Ok Taecyeon) shows up at the company looking for work and is seemingly friendly with Eun Jo.
I started watching this drama because I enjoy Ok Taecyeon as an actor. When I find one I like, I will often go back and watch their previous work so I can see how they have progressed throughout their careers and what types of roles they have tried. I had no idea what I was in for this drama started. His character is a breath of fresh air throughout the series because Jung Woo is the most lighthearted of the entire square. With a slight puppy feel, he only wants Eun Jo to be happy.
I really have to commend both Moon Geun Young and Seo Woo. The character of Eun Jo is a bit heavy, closed off, and heavy. Moon Geun Young does a fantastic job making her believable. There are several occasions you’re not sure if you want to like Eun Jo or not and that’s exactly what you are supposed to feel about her character. Seo Woo plays the perfect spoiled rich girl. You love to hate her. There are many times you have to wonder if someone can be that naive about the world and other times you are shocked at how convincing Hyo Seon can be.
I’m still not sure how I feel about the Ki Hoon character. So far he has just served to create conflict, but there couldn’t be drama over a boy without a boy, so there we go. I am hoping for great progress with his character in the last few episodes. He is just as lost in his life as the girls are in theirs.
Here’s the part where I have to be honest. I haven’t finished this drama yet, but I want to know what others think about the show, so I’m recommending it to you because there are serious feels here. So watch! Then come back and let me know what you think in the comments. If you have finished this show, please let me know your thoughts without giving too much away! Will I walk away with a heavy heart or is there a small glimmer of hope for a…. not happy, but satisfying ending? Only time will tell!