This would be my 2nd time finishing another drama for this year, Secret Garden. I know, its so 2010, but after I got hooked on Lsg last year I wasn’t able to watch anything but him, his dramas and tv shows. I was really curious about this drama, and my sister was crazy about this. This is a fantasy romantic drama which tells the story of one of the elite in the society, president of Loel Department Store Kim Joo Won falling in love with a mere stuntwoman, Gil Ra Im. They accidentally met when Kim mistook Gil as the lead actress from whom she is the double. From then on, Kim followed her everywhere, kinda like stalking her, and started falling madly in love with her. To the point that he was willing to give up everything; his wealth, position, and more importantly, his mother who despised Gil to her core. What complicates it more is that something unimaginable happened to them where they switch bodies every time it rains.
I love dramas with this kind of characters; a wealthy guy falling in love with a poor girl, poor girl resists at first but falls back without admitting, incredulously hating mother, pitiful 2nd choice lover.. sounds too BOF, don’t ya think? Couldn’t help but notice the similarities, but I think I like this Kim Joo Won over Gu Jun Pyo. Joowon literally followed Raim everywhere she went, doing everything for her, even risked his life for her. I’m thinking Edward Cullen. And tell me, who in the world would not fall for a guy like that? He was very intelligent, normally obnoxious and conceited, a typical pain in the arse kind. But around Raim he totally gets lovesick and do mushy stuff. He accepted her as she is, her humble home, her dangerous job, her kickass attitude.. He fell hard, and it wasn’t easy. In fact, I think it would be the most difficult if the one you love is intensely disliked by someone you wish she would also love, your own mother. So it just sucked that situations like these happen, mother goes to poor girl condemning her, tearing her down at her own house, throwing her vast amount of money, telling her to get lost and leave her son alone. Such drama. Why do parents always have to get in the middle of things? They are not always right, in my opinion. They say they know how it feels, when they really don’t. Elders, middle age, young age.. they don’t feel the same. You have to get past that age to really understand. They have the right to say, but they don’t have the right to control your life, more so, dictate who you choose to love. Its your feelings, not theirs.
The fact that even when Joowon temporarily lost his memory, he was still attracted to her, and couldn’t resist following her around. There must be really something with this woman. What moved me the most was the part when Raim got into an accident and was comatose for a couple of months. Joowon took her out of Seoul into the rain so they could switch bodies and she could live. He must be crazy, but the guy really was just in love. And the most overwhelming part for me was when he passionately kissed her in front of so many guests at his party. He was not afraid revealing his real feelings to the world. His initial object-of-playing-around-at-the-moment which I could tell is real, eventually turned into unconditional love.
Is it really true that playing hard to get to a man who likes you increases that man’s feelings for you? In this case, yes. Despite her resistance and numerous attempts to ignore this man, Joowon fell harder for her. Thats why even though she tries to deny it, she has also developed feelings for him. And how could you not? Joowon ultimately turned down her wicked mother when he decided to marry her. Ahh it was such a fairy tale indeed. Swoons.
And the kissing scenes! Couldn’t help exclaiming holy guacamole on their wedding night. Ahahaha, I must not be the only one with perverted mind. They seriously should have extended the scene more. ^^
There are two of my favorite swoon worthy parts. First, when the two were left in Joowon’s resort and he went all over hugging her as she resists, his face inches from her, lovingly looking at her. I can’t get enough of that scene. And second, at the last ep, when they were showing their daily activities together as married couple. Raim was doing sit ups and Joowon tried to catch her lips everytime to kiss her. So sweet.
Overall, I love it. I’m not sure if something like this still happens in real world. The fantasy, of course not. But the love story, though sounds too good to be true, I hope yes. Really, love is so unpredictable. It is too powerful that it changes you. It happens to everyone, only in different forms. Everyone has a love story, and this is probably one of the best. 🙂
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