219. Cinderella and Four Knights 신데렐라와 네 명의 기사 (2016) Korean
Park So Dam, Jung Il Woo, Ahn Jae Hyun, Lee Jung Shin, Son Na Eun, Choi Min
Drama Rating: 4/10 Neck Score: A
Fluff. Fluff that turned into crap. Well, it was already pretty crappy fluff, but it was just nonsense by the end. The biggest problem: the pacing, which is really a writing problem. They had Ji Woon (Jung Il Woo) being Emo Boy for too long. Then they gave us exactly five scenes of them being cute together, so they would have something to constantly repeat in all those mopey flashback sequences, before ripping them apart again. Then they had random corporate drama thrown in at the end, trying to change the genre of the drama, but it was magically solved in two seconds, because it was the last episode and it had to. To make this all worse, this show was pre-produced, so they had time to make it better. They had time to write it well and edit it well, but they didn't, and so it remains crap. The great thing about it was that there were good moments. Jung Il Woo is like the king of cutsy, so when our OTP was being cute, boy were they being cute. But like I said, it was only like five scenes. Also, we had to endure him being emo for too long so his cutesy potential was limited. Park So Dam is like the cutest thing ever. I love her and think she is a great actor. Of course they had to mess up her character with bad writing at the end, but she acted it consistently well. Ahn Jae Hyun was born to play a butt head. Lee Jung Shin is adorable. Choi Min is a sexy man, especially in those double breasted suits. Mmmmm. Worst parts of the show. That mopey girl, Son Na Eun. She made Ahn Jae Hyun look like he could act good. She's runner up for the stoneface award, but she has her one talent. Lame crying while sewing, or just while blankly staring into a distance not worth staring into. There was also way too many plot holes. Why didn't anyone ever believe in DNA tests? You'd think that this would be the first thing you'd do. So much drama could have been avoided! But then what would they have done for 16 episodes? Haha, it was so bad, but still strangely enjoyable to watch, but only if you are making fun of it the whole time and/or a huge fan of Jung Il Woo. I might fit into both of those categories...