Monday, April 11, 2016

Secret Garden | Korean Drama Review

Title: 시크릿 가든 / Secret Garden
Genre: Romance, comedy, fantasy, melodrama
Episodes: 20
Broadcast network: SBS
Broadcast period: 2010-Nov-13 to 2011-Jan-16
Air time: Saturday & Sunday 21:45
Original Soundtrack: Secret Garden OST


The drama tells the story of Kim Joo Won (Hyun Bin), an arrogant and eccentric CEO who maintains the image of seeming perfection, and Gil Ra Im (Ha Ji Won), a poor and humble stuntwoman whose beauty and body are the object of envy amongst top actresses. Their accidental meeting, when Joo Won mistakes Ra Im for actress Park Chae Rin, marks the beginning of a tense, bickering relationship, through which Joo Won tries to hide a growing attraction to Ra Im that both confuses and disturbs him. To complicate matters further, a strange sequence of events results in them swapping bodies.

Hyun Bin as Kim Joo Won
Ha Ji Won as Gil Ra Im
Yoon Sang Hyun as Choi Woo Young / Oska (Joo Won's cousin)
Kim Sa Rang as Yoon Seul
Lee Philip as Im Jong Soo
Lee Jong Suk as Han Tae Ssun
Yoo In Na as Im Ah Young
Kim Sung Oh as Kim Sung Woo (Joo Won's secretary)
Park Joon Geum as Moon Boon Hong
Choi Yoon So as Kim Hee Won (Joo Won's sister)

My Thoughts:

Little Mermaid and Alice in Wonderland with a twist although the main highlight of this retelling was the little mermaid also near the end it was funny how Kim Joo Won mentioned about other fairytale stories when asked by Gil Ra Im.

I actually watched this series before when it first came out but then I dunno I forgot about it,got irritated I guess or just was not getting it like what am I watching?! haha until eventually I gave it another shot and try to appreciate this series for what it was.

It was quite confusing at first and I feel like the body exchange this was just to make things interesting for the ratings? or just for them to both understand each other where they're coming from it's a good reality check haha!

Gil Ra Im ( Ha Ji Won) reminds me of the young Sharon Cuneta (Filipino Singer,Actress & TV Host) quite a resemblance...

                                 Anyway, Kim Joo Won as Gil Ra Im was actually cute and hilarious!

In Episode 21 there's a lot of recap about this series Memorable Moments: here are some of it
cafe meet up kiss PRICELESS!

Lee Philip as Im Jong Soo (Director of the Martial Arts school) at first I'd like to ship him and Gil Ra Im but he seems so serious and when you look at him without his glasses in his contacts maybe he got one of those bug eyes look on his face haha! and I thought him and Kim Joo Won's sister would get together in the end a mini romance that would blossom but I guess there's not much time for that? but it was cute though..

Yoon Sang Hyun as Choi Woo Young / Oska he's so funny and cute I like it whenever him and Gil Ra Im conspires against Kim Joo Won and make people jealous around them.

Overall 4 out 5 stars! good story and a bit weird at first but it will eventually grow into need to watch it of course to get what I mean.I has a really nice cute ending!

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