This weekend’s drama to marathon is a short mini-drama that’s nothing short of adorable, though I have to admit, my love of this drama stems greatly from the fact that the stars happen to be members of one of my top three bias groups. Yes, I’m biased but that doesn’t mean this isn’t a drama worthy of watching! I promise, you’ll enjoy this one even if you’re not an IGOT7!
Originally airing on NaverTVCast every Tuesday and Thursday as a mini web drama, Dream Knight is the story of Joo In Hyeong (Song Ha Yoon), a down-and-out high school girl who’s been dealt a really crummy hand in life. Despite her hardships, In Hyeong someone how manages to keep a positive attitude as she struggles through every day life but she can’t deny the fact that she’s very much alone. All of that changes when four mysterious boys (JB, Jackson, Mark and Youngjae) appear, always ready to come to In Hyeong’s rescue. As wonderful as it sounds to have four “knights” come when you call, In Hyeong is annoyed by their constant meddling but only at first. It isn’t long before In Hyeong comes to realize these boys have made her happier than she’s been in ages and she loves them for that. However there are some who aren’t so keen on In Hyeong’s new friends. Junior, BamBam and Yugyeom, the three members of mega-popular idol group GOT, are more than a little suspicious of In Hyeong’s knights and it doesn’t take long for the truth to be revealed. Funny thing is, GOT has a secret of their own and it could very well be the undoing of them all.
I have to say, as far as mini-dramas go, this one could very easily be my new favorite. I suppose, part of that has to do with the fact it stars GOT7 but more than that, this is just one of those types of stories that I really love. It’s so full of warmth and heart and adorableness and magic that I can’t help but love it. (I’m a sucker for fairy tales, okay? Always have been, always will be.) This drama has a very manga-esque feel to it, what with the plucky girl, down on her luck and the gorgeous boys who magically come to her rescue, and I really, really love that. I can’t say there’s a lot of depth to this story but that’s to be expected any time you sit down to watch a mini-drama. There isn’t a lot of time for story and character development but that’s okay. Sometimes you just need to sit down and forget the world as you swoon over seven adorable boys for a few hours, you know? (Oh wait! That’s not the reason why I watched this drama! Is it???)
If the boys of GOT7 aren’t enough to entice you, there are so many JYP artist cameos in this drama, there’s bound to be an artist for everyone. Personally, I was a fan of 2PM’s Chansung’s cameos because he’s every bit as adorable as the boys of GOT7 and I couldn’t help but be reminded of the episode of I★GOT7 he recorded with them last year. (Oh man! Just thinking about it makes me laugh!) I’m also a fan of JYP himself being the Man in the Moon but who wouldn’t love that? When you add to the cameos a healthy does of JYP tracks playing in the background (and sometimes the foreground), you can’t help but love this drama. Well, okay, I suppose if you’re not a fan of K-Pop you might not love this drama but I’d wager the story is still good enough to keep you entertained.
Actually, the story is a bit more than just good enough. I was moved to tears by the end, I was so touched. In all honesty, JB’s acting was what did me in. That boy is so good at what he does and it was the subtleties of his character that got to me, his sidelong glances and little smiles are what made my heart flutter. *sigh* I tell you, I was such a mess by the end and IT WAS ALL HIS FAULT! Well him and the fact the story itself was written to… Oops! I almost gave too much away there!
If you’re looking for something short and sweet to brighten up your weekend, I suggest giving Dream Knight a try. It may not be the world’s greatest drama but it is pretty darn cute. Of course once you’ve watched it, I’d love to know what you thought of it so be sure to come back and leave me a comment below!