Thursday, 18 October 2007

My Girl (2005)

Korean title: 마이걸 (Mai-geol)

What's popping:

Lee Da-hae (이다해), an actress who has fantastic comedic timing, skilfully portrays the bubbly, glib-tongued protagonist Joo Yoo-rin.

Put her in any difficult situation and she'll probably sweet-talk her way out of it! You can't really blame her though, since she was brought up by a gambling Dad who brings her nothing but trouble.

The male lead – Seol Gong-chan – is played by Lee Dong-wook (이동욱), who acts all icy but still makes great eye candy. Hey, did you notice how milky white his complexion is? It’s like tau foo fa (soya bean curd)!

The supporting cast is made up of the androgynous Lee Jun-ki (이준기) and Park Si-yeon (박시연). The former plays a player (sic) who also has the hots for Yoo-rin while the latter plays a tennis star.

Unhappy camper: Park (centre) is about to hit Lee Dong-wook (left)
for joking about her face with Lee Da-hae.

Ummm, does Park have cheek implants or something? She looks weird and I didn't like her portraying the character who is fighting for Gong-chan's affections. She should just, like, go away already.

The other actors in the drama also shine. I thought Grandpa (Byun Hee-bong, 변희봉) is hilarious, especially when he blatantly shows favouritism towards Yoo-rin and treats Gong-chan (who does everything for him without complaining) like dirt...but in a funny way.

Meanwhile, the side plot on the blossoming romance between Gong-Chan's aunt (Choi Ran, 최란) and the handyman around the house (Ahn Seok-hwan, 안석환) nicely melds with the main plot thread.

The plot:

Tour guide Joo Yoo-rin works hard for her money but unfortunately, Dad gambles it all away. While on the run from the loan shark, she meets Seol Gong-chan who is the heir to the owner of a chain of hotels. Her fate changes.

Have a nice day: Is everyone a Bon Jovi fan or something?
Why are they all wearing the smiley from Bon Jovi's Have a Nice Day album?

Since the young man is desperate to find his long-lost cousin sister for his dying grandfather, he "hires" the happy-go-lucky Yoo-rin to pretend to be his missing cousin. After all, Yoo-rin is very convincing when it comes to twisting the truth.

However, things get complicated when Gong-chan falls for the exuberant Yoo-rin.

Watch it:
Get the box set, please. A special thanks to Tan for lending K-popped! the DVDs. 감사합니다! *hugz*

Pics credit: HanCinema

My Girl (Taiwan Version)

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Anonymous said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks that girl has a weird face. Nothing moves when she's smiling or angry or sad. I love this show too and have the dvds.

fraulein said...

I'd hv to say this was one drama i didnt like. Esp since one S'pore local entertainment mag previewed it as 2007's Full House. Bleahhh..
Yeah, agree Park Si Yeok looks funny, cant put a finger on what it is.
So i wasnt the only one who thought the smiley face looks like Bon Jovi's Have a nice day logo ; P

melvin.foong said...

looks like a good movie ..
yah .. yummieee too

symphony said...

i like saw this all over the place.
but i dont usually watch korean dramas cuz i'm too lazy to go download it. the only drama i watched online was full house and i didnt even finish it [still got 2 episodes lol] but i DID watch jewel in the palace on my big tv in manderin.
*off to download*

Sarah said...

she got plastic surgery!

Tan said...

Lee Dong-wook is so HOT!!!!

Tan said...

Btw, you're welcome Liz. Glad u like it.

Gail T. said...

donghae lovers, bassyah! i have the DVDs too. ;)

fraulein said...

Wow... u can live with not knowing the ending of Full House?? I remember staying up all night to finish it... = )

Anonymous said...

I watched the whole movie with my mom.I loved it! Lee Dong Wook and Lee Dae Ha makes such a cute couple and Lee Dong Wook is so cute.I also watched his other movie,Hanoi Bride,it was also very good.

Anonymous said...

my girl is one of my favorite drama.i love it cause the story is very unique and lee dong wook is very you must watch my girl.

Anonymous said...

both LDW n LDH totally awesome but i'm also fan of Lee Jun Ki - his crying scene was soooo touching

Ommekalzum M. Ditucalan said...

I really really luv Lee Dong Wook and Lee Da Hae together! Gosh I'm their number one fan! Hehehe...

From;Marawi City

ana said...

I'm not sure if i'm the only one who feel this. i love k drama. but nowadays, i'm kinda tired of it. the story line is nothing new. i always thought, i've seen this somewhere.
this drama too. it's so typical k drama. the girl is bubbly and active but poor. the guy is handsome, serious n rich. they have contract.

i need a solid story line.

ana said...

the 1st sight of yoorin in the 1st episode has already turned me off. she was running while trying so hard to make cute face (clench her teeth and make big eyes). and there are some parts which is so annoying. i can't watch any further.

Anonymous said...

actually lee dong wook doesn't look very hot when he is on topless... he doesn't have abs.... only flabs

Anonymous said...

her laugh is like a scoff, lol.

lala said...

"Anonymous said...

actually lee dong wook doesn't look very hot when he is on topless... he doesn't have abs.... only flabs"

are you that rosellawtup person from youtube? Bcuz I see the same comment.

BigBANG<33 said...

Sassy Girl Chun-Hyang was also a really good drama<3

rawr said...

>,.,< i really liked this drama,, and i like lee jun ki and lee dong wook (O.o)


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