One Well Raised Daughter, also known as A Well Grown Daughter is about a girl, Hana's struggle to find her place in a soy sauce maker's family that has the tradition of only passing the right of inheritance to sons. Since Hana was little she had to disguised herself as a boy to gain a foothold in her family and as the war of inheritance surge so does her chance of exposure increases.
This is a daily drama which means skipping some parts could be an essential component to one's ability to finish it. One Well Raised Daughter was one drama that fell in the mysterious captivating drama for me. Mysterious Captivating = the plot is kinda bad, it dragged, the acting might be insipid BUT you are still following it like crazy.
I applaud One Well Raised Daughter's writer's ability to write some infuriating plot that made me curse her the whole time but still tuned in everyday to see what happened.
What I didn't like:
- No knowing who the male lead is?! Seriously, nothing frustrate me as much as this but I liked the Lee Tae Gon's character's so much I was stringed along for 122 episodes in spite of myself.
- Almost ALL of the side characters are annoying.
- The villains are just hateful and annoying without really much depth.
- The heroine has an actual romance with the 2nd male lead for almost half of the drama. (At least the guy who I put as the 2nd male lead.)
- Can I just emphasis again how much I detest not know who the male lead is? And this show almost dragged that question to the bitter end.
What I liked:
- Lee Tae Gon's character. Why did they make such a wonderful character and let him cool his heel at the sidelines for most of the show??? I am sure it was all a conspiracy to make me watch 122 episodes just to catch a glimpse of him. Here's a man who can fight like Jason Bourn, who makes the 2nd lead look like a little boy every time they stand together, who always protect the woman he loves, who is not afraid to build an internationally successful company in a year just so it can help the heroine and who is brave enough to confess his feeling but considerate enough to love the heroine from afar. Oh, did I mention he also have a tragic background so he looks like a lost puppy at times?
Would I recommend this drama? Sort of. I would recommend the show so you can see how awesome Lee Tae Gon's character is, but a well practiced finger on the first forward button is a must.