Wednesday, January 8, 2014

71. A Gentleman's Dignity 신사의 품격 (2012) Korean

Jang Dong Gun, Kim Ha Neul, Kim Min Jong, Kim Soo Ro, Lee Jong Hyuk

Drama Rating: 8/10     Neck Score: B+

Probably one of my favorite dramas of all time... still.  That is saying something, and it's not just for the multiple G-Dragon references (though those don't hurt).  This show is hilarious.  The antics of the F40 are so great.  This is the story of a bunch of 40 year old men who have been best friends since high school.  The main point of this is that even though they are all 40, all of them well set in their careers and well established gentlemen, they are at heart still 18, especially when together.  Each episode begins with a scene that doesn't usually have anything to do with the current episode plot but gives us more background as to their characters and past history.  These scenes range from when they first meet to just random occurrences in their friendship (such as them watching the final episode of Sandglass together or meeting Sooyang from SNSD at a coffee shop).  Also, the cast is stellar, even though they are all definitely ahjussi, they are super sexy mens.  I never thought the drama was ridiculous or over the top, maybe because of the mature cast, the normal even mom drama wasn't going to be a part of this, since they are all old enough to be the parents.  Even as ridiculous as they are, all the characters seemed very realistic or at least relateable, and though I am nowhere near 40 yet, it was way easier to relate to the 35-40 year olds than the 24 year old girl (who was much closer to my own age at the time).  Go figure.  Other bonuses are Kim Woo Bin and Lee Jong Hyun playing high schoolers.

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