46. Delightful Girl, Choon Hyang 쾌걸 춘향 (2005) Korean
Han Chae Young, Jae Hee, Uhm Tae Woong, Park Shi Eun
Drama Rating: 6/10 Neck Score: B+
This was the Hong Sister's first drama, and it is funny, but also super dramatic. It's an adaptation of a folk tale about a chaste girl who stays true to her husband, even when she was forced to marry him and they didn't know they loved each other. That's all well and good, but some of the Joseon crap that the other dude pulls just doesn't work in modern times and it makes Uhm Tae Woong's character look cray cray. I still don't like Uhm Tae Woong because I haven't watched another drama with him in it that made me like him yet. Also it has these little Joseon sketches at the end that are supposed to be funny, but they are mostly just weird. Other than that, I liked it. It's about a Seoul kid (Jae Hee) who moves to this tiny town and meets the cool girl of the town, Choon Hyang (Han Chae Young) and they instantly butt heads, but as they are becoming friends they accidentally end up sleeping in the same bed (but not together) and since it's a small town they are forced to get married so they can save face and complete school. But the problem is the boy is crushing on his noona (who is dating the Park Shi Hoo cameo- bonus!) and then Ahjussi (Uhm Tae Woong) pops up and starts crushing on Choon Hyang. Ew, he's way old and she's in high school still. More negative points. So they get married and live together, more as siblings, and then once her thing gets taken away (and Park Shi Hoo dumps her) noona pops back wanting her boy toy. So there is a lot of plotting how to rip this married couple apart. The best parts come when they finally start realizing they like each other and get jealous. Also when time passes and he grows up to be a prosecutor and suddenly gets super super hot. Whew! So I liked it, but some parts are kinda hooky...