Hey there! 🙂 I know you guys notice that I’ve been posting a lot on Beauty lately, so for a change I’ll be talking about another thing that keeps me busy outside work. TV Shows! 😛
To be honest its been a year since we cut off our cable connection here at home, but I thank internet for streaming websites. I don’t mind paying monthly subscription fees on streaming sites but at least I can get to binge watch TV shows on my pace. Ha!
I’ve been a fan of Korean TV shows especially K-Dramas since high school. I’ll make a post about that some other time, but for now I’ll talk about the recent K-Drama that I’ve finished: Cheese in the Trap!
The drama series was aired last year on the cable network tvN in South Korea. They adapted this series from a Webtoon which I hear it was pretty much popular in Korea before they aired this drama series.
I’m a huge fan of manga/manhwa myself and its one of the reasons why I decided watching this K-Drama. Also, this show was aired before Kim Go-Eun starred in Goblin, and at the same time before Lee Sung-Kyung and Nam Joo-Hyuk starred in Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo and then later on became a reel/real love couple. I both love Goblin and WFKBJ so much so I instantly checked out this K-Drama! ❤
I won’t spoil you the details of this drama series but mainly it revolves around a group university students going through a lot of things. The central characters of this series are Hong Seol (Kim Go-Eun) and Yoo Jung (Park Hae-Jin). At the start of the episode, both of them evidently did not like each other but later on they developed a special connection (sounds familiar, right?). This is the first drama that I encounter Park Hae-Jin and initially he totally resembles Alden Richards, IMHO. LOL! 😛
Other supporting characters were the siblings Baek In Ho (Seo Kang-Joon) and Baek In Ha (Lee Sung-Kyung), who both had a mysterious past and connection with Yoo Jung. Same as with other K-Dramas especially romantic genres, the siblings also serve as love triangle/love square to the main couple, Hong Seol and Yoo Jung.
Hong Seol’s friends Jang Bo-Ra (Park Min-Ji) and Kwon Eun-Taek (Nam Joo-Hyuk) were also part of the supporting characters in the story. Both characters started out as friends and helped out Hong Seol whenever she was on trouble. Bo-Ra and Eun-Taek also had a side story in this drama series which I find very funny and interesting. 🙂
Since I promise there will be no spoilers in this post, I won’t bore you on the nitty gritty details of this drama series. But I’ll do share with you my thoughts on this K-Drama!
What I like about this K-Drama:
- I like the school/university setting of this drama series. Since this was adapted from a webtoon/manhwa series, you can instantly know that the target audience were students and young adults. Watching this K-Drama will give you all the #feels and #throwback to your college years. The characters themselves experience hardship in college, relationships, and even #adulting stuff. This drama series made me reminisce my college years! 🙂
- Awesome acting performances by Seo Kang-Joon and Lee Sung-Kyung! Both actors were siblings in this drama series and they were able to deliver the “drama factor” that was needed in the story. This K-Drama made me fall in love with the secondary character, Baek In Ho. Usually I root for the main guy in K-Dramas but I’m #TeamBaekInHo all the way in this drama series! ❤ Also, Sung-Kyung was a fantastic actress. She’s a total crazy b—h in this drama series and she nailed it! ❤
What I did not like in this K-Drama:
- I don’t know if it was just me, but since the drama series was adapted from a webtoon there were a lot of jumps on sub plots. The common challenge on adaptations is how to make the story concise on TV or even on movies. At first I didn’t mind it but later on I got confused because there were flashbacks that will make you think, “Hey, that wasn’t shown before in the previous episode!” Watching this drama series needs a lot of your attention and focus so that you can completely understand the story. IMHO.
- There were times I find myself bored on some parts of this drama series. Sorry guys! Usually when I watch K-Dramas I always finish it within 1-2 weeks because I really want to get to the bottom of the story. Unfortunately, I found myself bored on some parts of the episodes. I managed to finish this K-Drama in a month. 😦
- Sorry Park Hae-Jin fans, but I’ll be upfront to say that the character of Yoo Jung didn’t appeal to me at all. Primarily because I’m #TeamBaekInHo (LOL!) but I feel he’s character is so self-centered. ANYWAY, I can’t explain myself further because of my no spoilers rule, but you’ll get what I mean once you’ve watched the drama series. 😉
Overall, if you want to watch a K-Drama that will make you reminisce your younger years, Cheese in the Trap is a good option to binge on! Also, you’ll get to see Go-Eun, Sung-Kyung, and Joo-Hyuk prior their Goblin and WFKBJ phase! Let me know as well if you’re a #TeamBaekInHo! Haha! You can watch these drama series via Viu and Drama Fever. I’d love to hear your thoughts as well in this series. Until then! xoxo