Sunday, July 4, 2010

K-Drama: Coffee House

Been catching up on my korean Coffee House drama since Moon Lovers is such an utter disappointment. The ML plot is sooo slow and boring, and the characters interplay is so one dimensional that even a picture book elicit more excitement from me.

Coffee House Story plot (from dramawiki)
Lee Jin Soo made it big after writing several thriller novels and stabilshed himself as a talented novelist.He works for Seo Eun Young and has a long time friendship with her. She is the owner of the biggest publishing company in Korea. Lee Jin Soo has lots of fans, specially female ones, and he seems to be the perfect match for any woman, but what no one knows is that in fact he is a bit weird and sacarstic and has lots of strange habits combined with his perfectionist to the extreme behavior and holds a dark secret... Who has to cope with him and his habits is his secretary, Kang Seong Yeon who begged him for this job to become a pro insted of the below average girl that she really is. On top of that there is also the return of Han Ji Won, Seo Eun Young ex-fiance, who she despises, Han Ji Won is trying to get Seo Eun Young back, but she has her eyes set to Lee Jin Soo

Watching Coffee House is like enjoying a slow brew of tea. It started off insipid, but give it time, the flavour starts to seep through. As the onscreen characters starts to bond to form a unique chemistry, it starts to draw you in. It isnt everyone's cup of tea but it has its funny moments that did have me laughing out loud, esp when the lead actor playing the famed writer displayed his evil eccentric moments tormenting his "naive" secretary and all his narrow escapes from the press and conferences.

The drama has a couple of good tracks. Namely the ballad I want to know goodbye (DL)and the main track URNobody (DL).

One thing Korean drama never fails even if the plot fall flat on its face, is that almost certainly, every series will produce at least one good track. I truly have to give them credit for it.

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