August 16, 2012

Drama review: A Gentleman's Dignity

완전 대박! It's really entertaining. You can enjoy every episode with different emotions and that's what I like from this drama.You cant ever guess how they will portray the story because the way is different from ordinary drama. Most of the reaction I got while watching this drama: 'wow', 'so sweet', 'ohmygod', 'HAHAHAHA'. The story itself is about F4 in their 40s with life, love, and friendship conflict. Jang Dong Gun as Kim Do Jin who I think his character is really unique. He can do something that other people never think about and he makes it THAT sweet. Kim Ha Neul as his lover, Seo Yi Soo, a 36-year-old ethics teacher in high school who at first secretly in love with Do Jin's bestfriend, Im Tae San played by Kim Soo Ro. He is described as the perfect guy loved by women and he dated Hong Se Ra, Seo Yi Soo's roommate, played by Yoon Se Ah. Kim Min Jong acted as Choi Yoon, a very loyal husband to his died wife and Lee Jong Hyuk as Lee Jung Rok, a married-playboy whose wife is the owner of Gangnam street.(rich people area). I find the story itself is really fresh since it is a project by writer-director behind Secret Garden series. Just like what they did before, here we also got signature scenes: cherry blossom kiss, window kiss, and floor kiss. The series was postponed for almost 2 weeks during the Olympics leaving episode 19 & 20 behind. I was glad to know that SBS decided not to extend the series since usually Korean dramas are likely to do so if the rating are high. Another plus point: usually when they make F4 as the main point of the drama, they'll just focus the story in one character but here they make it balance where all 4 men have their own problems and loveline. They also had a lot of cameos, not just one two three but really A LOT. CN Blue's Jonghyun also played an important role here, considering him as the cause of one of the conflict. One of my personal reason why I watch this drama is the main casts. I've watched Kim Ha Neul acting in Blind and You're My Pet and no doubt she is one of Korea's most popular actress. A Gentleman's Dignity also remarks as Jang Dong Gun comeback drama in silver screen after 12 years which his last one was All About Eve in 2000. If you are a drama addict, I highly recommend you to watch this drama. You'll never get bored even once. For the OST, I will include the link to download the songs below listed from my most favorite one.

OST. 신사의 품격
1. 종현 - 내 사랑아 HERE
2. 이현 - 가슴이 시린 게 HERE
3. 김태우 - High High HERE
4. 장동군 - 나보다 더 HERE

A drama about the careers and love lives of urban professionals. It will tell the story of four men in their forties as they go through love, breakup, success and failure. Kim Do Jin, an architect with a scathing tongue have romantic relationship with strict high school teacher Seo Yi Soo, who moonlights as an umpire at amateur baseball games. Im Tae San is dating a cold-hearted woman but wonders if there is someone else out there for him. Choi Yoon tries to heal his heart after losing his wife four years ago. Lee Jung Rok marries an older woman for money but may lose his comfortable lifestyle in a divorce.

'Boys dont mature, they just age. But aged boys know how to flow with a different destination and shine with a different color. Thanks to these ladies, we earn our chances to be a gentleman.' - Kim Do Jin (A Gentleman's Dignity)

*photos and songs are creditted to google
Kim Do Jin and Seo Yi Soo first meeting
cherry blossom kiss
window kiss

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