I must be on a mini-drama kick because I can’t seem to stop watching them. Maybe it’s because they’re so much easier to finish than a full-fledged drama or maybe they’re just too much fun, I’m not really sure. Whatever the reason, I’ve got a super cute little drama you can marathon this weekend and still have time to go out with your friends… Or stay home and watch another drama, because let’s me honest, that’s usually a whole lot more fun. (Aaaand I just admitted my lameness to the world… Way to go, me! *smh*)
Originally airing on NaverTVCast, Noble, My Love the story of a high-and-mighty CEO, Lee Kang Hoon (Sung Hoon), who finds himself at the mercy of a rural veterinarian, Cha Yoon Seo (Kim Jae Kyung), when he escapes, mortally wounded, from a group of kidnappers. After saving his life, Kang Hoon decides the only way to repay the pretty vet for her services is to ruin her life in an attempt to make it better. Forcing Yoon Seo to give up her country practice to open a clinic in a ritzy part of Seoul, Kang Hoon is obviously smitten with his savior but he has the weirdest ways of expressing his affection. Things only get worse when the two agree to a contract relationship that will earn Yoon Seo the deed to her new clinic and will keep Kang Hoon from the misery of blind dates and an unwanted marriage. Can a contract relationship really lead to love? (Do I even have to ask?)
To be perfectly honest, this drama is just one big trope after another but I think that plays a big part in giving it its charm. Sometimes you don’t want a drama full of drama. Sometimes you just want to curl up with a drama that makes you smile and laugh and squeal and that’s exactly what Noble, My Love is; it’s a drama that makes you feel all the warm-fuzzies and that’s why I like it so much. Well, part of the reason anyway…
The other reason I love this drama as much as I do is because it’s cast really well. The natural chemistry between Sung Hoon and Kim Jae Kyung is fantastic and it makes watching them fight and fall in love so much fun. The not-so-subtle Kang Hoon may be one of my favorite chaebols ever (it’s the growly voice and lack of respect for personal space that does it) and Yoon Seo is such a great match for him. Her spazzy personality and sensitive spirit is just what Kang Hoon needs to balance out his prickly character and heal his wounded heart. In short, they’re the perfect Dramaland OTP and I love them so much!
Of course no drama is complete without the token side characters and we’ve got our fair share with this one. The plucky/meddling BFF fills her role well, while the adorable-yet-never-stands-a-chance second male is just swoon-worthy enough to make you smile at his sad fate without making you suffer a full-blown attack of Second Lead Syndrome. The snotty, better-than-you’ll-ever-be “friends” are every bit as awful as you’d expect them to be and do a fantastic job of driving the OTP closer together while the evil MIL does a perfect job of driving a wedge between our OTP. In short, this drama has almost every trope-y character ever to exist in Dramaland but they’re all so perfect in their role, you don’t mind them in the least. Especially not those cute younger brothers who show up at the last-minute to add some extra drama. Hey, it’s hard to hate someone so adorable, even when he really deserves to be despised.
If you’re looking for a cute trope-filled drama to brighten your day, you can’t go wrong with this one. Personally, I thought Noble, My Love was so much fun I had to finish it right away; there were so many times Kang Hoon made my heart flutter and my breath catch, I just couldn’t tear myself away. (Thank you token fanservice!) There’s really no depth to this drama but sometimes you just need a fun little drama to distract you from life for a while and that’s exactly what Noble, My Love does… Very, very well.
As always, once you watch this drama (or if you’ve already seen it) I want to know what you thought so be sure to let me know in the comments below!