June 19, 2014
Drama review: Witch's Romance
A romcom after a melodrama. I did watched Angel Eyes first but I havent finished it so I cant make the review yet. This time I moved to a romcom called Witch's Romance starring Uhm Jung Hwa and Park Seo Joon. As you know, this drama is an adaptation from 2009's taiwanese drama My Queen starring Ethan Ruan and Cheryl Yang which was a big hit. I didnt watch the taiwanese version so I cant compare. The story starts with Uhm Jung Hwa as Ban Ji Yeon, a 39 yo reporter who is really ambitious and competitive in every aspect. She is the team leader in Trouble Maker Magazine but she acts cold to her colleagues. Because of her bad behavior, her colleagues called her a witch. 6 years ago her fiance suddenly disappeared in their wedding day and didnt give any news to her. Now her mom persuade her to marry as soon as possible because she will age soon. In the other side, PSJ starred as Yoon Dong Ha, a part time worker living next door to Ji Yeon. They fought since the first time they met and because of an accident, he ended up working as Ji Yeon's assistant for 3 months. Most of her colleagues hate her but Dong Ha can see different side of her. The conflict came when suddenly Ji Yeon's fiance appeared at the time Dong Ha realised he has fallen for Ji Yeon. The main point of this drama is age difference between Ji Yeon and Dong Ha. In the story, Ji Yeon is 39 while Dong Ha is only 25. Of course you guys know how society acts toward people with such relationship. I also was surprised at first because they made the gap so big but they succeeded. It's so light and entertaining which is totally my cup of tea. My only hatred is only her fiance; he's a total jerk with no manner that no women would want him. I feel like punching him whenever I saw him appeared on screen. I always like UJH since the very first time I watched her acting. She's one of those singers who has the ability to act. As for PSJ, I think he is still a new actor because his work is still a few but he did a great job in this drama. The chemistry between them is just awesome that you can forget their age difference. I really recommend this one for you who loved romcom and if you had ever watched UJH's acting before, you know she's always able to rock it.
Ban Ji-yeon is a 39-year-old investigative news reporter at Trouble Maker. Her job is the most important thing in Ji-yeon's life, and she's so passionate about it that colleagues call her a "witch" behind her back. Ji-yeon focuses all her energy on work because she stopped believing in love after her last boyfriend, 41-year-old war photographer Noh Shi-hoon disappeared prior to their wedding day. Yoon Dong-ha is a 25-year-old guy who runs a small errand center with his friend. Their store will do pretty much anything for a customer, including dressing as Santa Claus, or providing security for an idol star. Dong-ha seems happy-go-lucky, but he hides a secret sorrow, having lost his girlfriend to a fatal heart problem. Since her death, he's lost all his ambition and drive, with his career plans sidelined. Sparks fly when Ji-yeon and Dong-ha meet, and despite the age difference, they find a lot in common with each other, including their scarred hearts. (wiki)