Wi Mae Ri (Moon Geun Young) is a young woman living with her widowed father. The two of them spend their time running away from loan sharks, and Mae Ri has even given up university in order to find a job and help her father. Mae Ri accidentally hits the beautiful indie musician, Kang Moo Kyul (Jang Geun Suk). Meanwhile, an old family friend returns to Korea from Japan and wants to betroth his son, Byun Jung In (Kim Jae Wook) to Mae Ri! Moo Kyul’s ex-girlfriend Seo Joon (Kim Hyo Jin) shows up and becomes the lead actress in Jung In’s drama, but will only be his friend if Mu Kyul is single!
Acting: Nothing phenomenal, but it was definitely good! I started reading a bit of the manhwa (comic), and Mae Ri’s character was so different. In the drama, I liked how she was stubborn, yet cute and kind. Jang Geun Suk was absolutely precious from the moment his character is introduced. And I loved how the drama plays up on his natural beauty. He pulled off the role of a tough rocker that’s actually sweet and childlike. Kim Jae Wook’s character just made me sad. He was emotionally damaged and my heart ached for him, even if I didn’t want him to be with Mae Ri. And of course, the parents. The parents were the most ridiculous and the best actors. Moo Kyul’s irresponsible young mother and the two fathers: one overprotective of his daughter, and the other harsh and demanding of his son. I wish that they had gone more in-depth with Seo Joon’s life and past, or developed her relationship with the Jung In more.
Music: AWESOME! I rarely download OSTs, but I had to download every single song from this drama. First of all, it’s a drama about a drama about music. Music is a big factor! Secondly, Jang Geun Suk really does sing, and Kim Jae Wook really can play the guitar. Even though most of the songs are the work of JGS, the other songs are also used very well and really make the atmosphere! After watching it for a while, you should be able to guess what song will play based on the mood of a scene. It’s fantastic, really. If you don’t watch the drama, at least listen to the OST!
Script: When the drama changed scriptwriters, it was really noticeable to me. I absolutely hated the new writer, and wished the old one had stayed. The new writer apparently had a more tragic ending in mind, but fortunately Jang Geun Suk stepped in to pen the ending himself! Some of us rejoiced, others were disappointed. I just wish that Seo Joon was made into a bigger and more important character than she was. I also wish that we saw more of Joon and Moo Gyul’s relationship. Why can’t she let go of him? Why is it so awkward for them still? None of this was explained. There was, however, a brief look into their past. Why air something tantalizing if you’re not going to use it to develop plot? It could have been better, but at least it was saved from certain doom!