[K-Drama] Emergency Couple

What are the odds of bumping into your hateful ex after a terrible divorce several years ago? In the case of Oh Jin Hee (Song Ji Hyo of Running Man fame) and Oh Chang Min (Choi Jin Hyuk from the recently concluded The Heirs), they met each other as colleagues at work.

Jin Hee and Chang Min met when she was a dietician and he, a medical student in a university. They fell in love and got married despite strong oppositions from Chang Min’s affluent family of doctors. After the marriage, Chang Min quitted his medical studies and worked as a medical rep selling pharmaceutical meds to doctors and hospitals while Jin Hee stayed at home as a housewife. As a medical rep, he was humiliated having to sucked up to those doctors in order to sell meds. It was worst for Jin Hee as she had to endure all the abusive words from her mother-in-law who is still pissed at her for “ruining” her son’s future as a doctor. She was so stressed out that she developed heart condition. The stress began to take a toll on both of them and they constantly fought over the smallest thing. One day, they decided to quit their marriage after a major argument (where they both threw things at each other). It is understood that Chang Min continued his medical studies in the States after the divorce.

Fast forward a couple of years later, Chang Min is now a doctor and so did Jin Hee. As fate would have it, they were both placed in the same hospital as interns. Worse still, they are placed in the same department (ER). Obviously, they hated the sight of each other the moment they both realised that they are in for the long haul (at least for the duration of the internship). As they worked together, they rekindled their feelings for each other. However, there are external forces in the form of head of ER department, Dr. Gook and Han Ah Reum, their fellow intern. Ah Reum also happens to be a minister’s daughter whom Chang Min’s mother tried to set him up with (albeit several fail attempts). Chang Min’s mom too, still does not approve of Jin Hee as her son’s equal and is still the domineering woman as ever despite her small stature. One can only wonder what did Chang Min’s good natured of a dad sees in her. I guess, love makes one blind to his/her partner’s bad points.

Interesting concept. A divorced couple met each other again in the workplace. It might seems like a sick joke from God to them but they were reunited for a reason. Why else would they meet and fall in love again after a messy divorce. Well, who am I kidding…anything is possible in the land of K-drama and that’s what keeps us glued to the screen every week.

[K-Drama] My Love From Another Star

This is possibly one of the popular drama as of late. Especially when the ever-charming Kim Soo Hyun plays the alien who falls in love with a human played by Gianna Jun.

Do Min Joon is scheduled to return to his home planet in 3 months time. As such, he vowed not to have any emotional attachments to anyone on earth or anything that will make it difficult to leave. That is, until he crosses path with Cheon Song-Yi.

Song Yi is the current it-girl of South Korea…with a bad attitude. She treats everyone like as if they are beneath her. Everyone is expected to obey her every whims and commands. Yup, she is a typical diva, doesn’t she? She moves in to the condo next door and Do Min Joon’s calm and peaceful life turned chaotic. Song Yi looks very much like the girl whom he saved and fell in love with 4 centuries ago. His love then was short lived as the girl died tragically. Ever since then, he became emotionally cold and avoid unnecessary contact with others.

Lee Whi Kyung has been in love with Song Yi since they were young. Too bad for him that his love was rejected in numerous occasions. And then there is Yoo Se-Mi who is their childhood friend and an actress as well who is in love with him (Whi Kyung) since forever. But her affections gone unnoticed on his part as he was obsessing over Song Yi. Due to this, Se-Mi’s resentment towards her best friend, Song Yi grew.

All this time, Song Yi has been in love with the older man who saved her from being hit by a truck when she was younger. Little did she know, the older man is in fact Do Min Joon, her next door neighbour as well as her college professor. When he (Min Joon) realised that she is the girl who resembles Yi Hwa (the girl from 400 years ago), he used his every strength to protect her from harm’s way without her knowledge. He even contemplated staying on earth just to be with her even though he knows very well that his life will end as a result.

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It is a nice story from the start towards the end. Though, I am not too keen on how it ended. Come on, would you want a on and off boyfriend who might disappear at any second?