Airs: Saturdays & Sundays
Leads: Son Ho Jun (Mrs. Cop) & Lim Ji Yeon (High Society)
Having lived her whole life under the protection and luxury that her family provided, Seung Hee grows up to be a beautiful ballerina who attracts lines of boys waiting outside of her university campus everyday. However, crisis strikes when Seung Hee's carefree life is suddenly destroyed and her family had to flee from North Korea. Arriving in South Korea after the tragic loss of her father and older brother during their dangerous escape, Seung Hee buries her grief and tries to make a new life for her family under a new name of Kim Mi Poong.
Working tirelessly to scrimp enough money to move her mother and young nephew to a decent house, Seung Hee is devastated when she finds out that she has been the victim of a scam. Hoping to at least recover some of her money, Seung Hee seeks the help of a lawyer only to be completely stunned when she comes face to face with a grown up Jang Go.
Assuming Seung Hee is just another pitiful client that he is used to helping, Jang Go is surprised when Seung Hee firmly refuses his help even when he tries to assure her that he won't charge her money for his services. Immensely glad that Jang Go didn't recognize her especially with the help of her new name (Mi Poong) to hide her identity, a desperate Seung Hee eventually decides to accept Jang Go's professional service after making a resolution to treat Jang Go simply as a kind stranger.
Coming home after a long day of work, Seung Hee's attention is caught by the sound of a familiar melody coming from a music box. Following the music all the way to Jang Go's office, a dismayed Seung Hee tries to leave when she turns around to find Jang Go standing behind her. Grabbing Seung Hee's arm to stop her from leaving, Jang Go asks "You are Seung Hee right? The Kim Seung Hee I knew."
Ninja's First Impression:
Holy molly, after watching episode 4 I had to recheck just to make sure I was actually watching a 50 episode long K-family drama. The plot is sure moving at a break neck speed for a 50 episode long show. I thought for sure we had at least another fifteen more episodes to go before the hero would find out the heroine's real identity but nope, in just four short episodes we have already moved past the background set up. Mind you, not that I am complaining...actually...I am a little bit. The kids portion was so fun that I could've used another 20 episodes watching the young Seung Hee ogling her Jang Go oppa.
My fear at this point is of course that the pacing is SO fast that I am worried about how the writer is planning to fill the remaining 46 episodes. Still, my fear aside I am dying to see how the two leads' reunion will go which means the writer has successfully caught my full interest...at least for now.
One other issue I should bring up. As successful as the writer has been able to weave a very engaging romance for the two leads, I am afraid the show has failed miserably when it comes to secondary characters. The side characters are not annoying or painful to watch per say...they are just uninteresting. Since we are obviously still quite early in the show I am hoping the insipid secondary characters will improve dramatically as time rolls on but either way, as long as the writer can keep the two leads' story as interesting as they are now then I guess I can overlook the boring parts.