For those of you just discovering our awesome blog, I am Kmuse, one of the three main bloggers in The Crazy Ahjummas. I am a mother of three and an avid kdrama watcher, in that I love to watch literally everything. There are very few currently airing dramas that I am not watching so if you have any questions about them (or really any drama since I have seen an insane amount) feel free to ask me in the comments. Or better yet come like our facebook page and ask me there. https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-crazy-ahjummas/336988683021748?fref=ts For those of you who have not read my past recaps, I am one of those bloggers that really likes to just discuss my opinions on certain scenes or concepts of the drama. I don't go step by step through the whole thing. So if you are looking for a more complete recap you might have to look elsewhere (and then come back and read mine of course). But enough about me, lets get to what you are really waiting for and discuss episode 1 of "My Secret Romance".
Where to start? So many little details that seem ominous yet so little blogging time. I guess I will start where the drama begins. It is obviously right before an event and wedding planner, Nam Sang-Hyo (Yoo In Na - My Love From Another Star, Secret Garden), is confidently ticking off items on her wedding checklist. Everything is perfect except for a missing ice sculpture and its maker, her 2nd in command (IS THIS A CLUE??? I swear I am already seeing clues in every glance, random comment, and missing assistant). Sang Hyo hears that the Groom is having issues and goes into fix-it mode. She brings the groom, Koo Hae Young (Lee Jin Han- Empress Ki, A New Leaf), some tea which seems to piss him off. He claims that it is not nerves upsetting him, but the after affects of the alcohol from the night before. Phttt. The two stare at each other and the tension becomes apparent.
As Hae Young takes his place for his wedding, Sang Hyo walks the opposite direction saying that everything is finally over between them. However the wedding is brought to a sudden halt as a dead body falls from the skylight right in front of the groom. DUN DUN DUNNN......
Just taking a break to comment that I really have not enjoyed Namgung Min in his last several roles. I know that he has his fans, but I am just not one of them. His chemistry with the ladies is always mediocre and my only positive comment is that at least I will not have a problem with 2nd lead syndrome if he is in that part.
Sang Hyo decides to fix her PR woes by focusing on an upcoming wedding and having the couples "epic love" be the focus on a campaign to show how romantic the hotel is. This plan is foiled when the bride's groom turns out to be Hae Young, who just so happens to be Sang Hyo's ex-husband. It seems that the couple had married, unknown to anyone else, in Vegas. We viewers just get small hints into the marriage and we find out that they divorced soon after their wedding and are surprised to see the other. Needless to say, neither wants to be involved in this comedy of errors, although there is obvious feelings left over on both sides.
There are obviously a lot of leftover unresolved feelings between our OTP (One True Pairing) and I for one am thrilled with the tension between them. Yoo In Na is one of those actresses that is hit and miss (mostly due to the writing of her 2nd lead characters). And as far as I can recall, this is only her second drama where she is the lead and so far she is doing a stellar job. Sang Hyo is cute, funny, and endearing and obviously has some sizzling chemistry with both men. This bodes well for the future of the drama as long as the writing stays tight. We also have a lot of ominous moments throughout the show. I am excited to see all these "secrets" that everyone seems to have revealed and hope that it will enhance the comedy and romance within the drama.
Whoever styled workplace nemesis, Eun Joo's hair, should be shot. It truly is horrible and makes me think of a toddler cutting her own hair.