Wednesday, 2 April 2008

Single Papa in Love

Just the two of us: Kang Pung-ho (Oh, right) cuddles
up to his son Kang San (Ahn)


Are you following the drama series Single Papa in Love on the KBS World network (Astro Channel 303)? I’m enjoying how the story unfolds. Too bad I missed the first few episodes.

I’ve always thought Couple or Trouble actor Oh Ji-ho as a hunk, but I must say that in this series, I look forward to watching Oh’s co-star instead. Little Ahn Do-gyu, who plays Oh’s son Kang San in the series, is absolutely adorable! Love the sequences when the 7-year-old nags Daddy about cleanliness and house chores.

Cute pair: The adorable Kang San is at
home with Daddy

Like the title suggests, the drama is about single father Kang Pung-ho (Oh), who lives with his young son Kang San (Ahn). When Kang San was just a little baby, his Mom walked out on both Daddy and him to pursue her dreams of becoming a pianist.

Dad, who is an orphan, works as a pest exterminator to make ends meet. He also moonlights as a boxer in hopes of making a name for himself…and the extra cash comes in handy for them as well.

PC: Oh Ji-ho (left) poses with his onscreen love
interest Heo Yi-jae


Smooch: 'Come on Kang San, don't be shy and give Noona a kiss'

Dad has an admirer in Jeon Ha-ri (Heo Yi-jae), a bubbly medic student who gets along famously with Kang San. But as things turn out, Ha-ri is the daughter of a renowned surgeon, who is now engaged to Kang San’s Mom!

Chicks: Hari (Heo, left) and Yun So-ri (Kang Seong-yeon)
are the ladies in the series

Four's a crowd: Funny family portrait (from left) Mom, me,
Daddy & Daddy's girlfriend...wannabe

Yup, there you go – drama. Also in last night’s episode, little Kang San is diagnosed with brain tumour and man, what a heart wrenching scene it was to see Pung-ho begging Ha-ri’s surgeon dad to perform the operation on his son. And how about that final sequence where Pung-ho shaved off Kang San’s hair for the operation, huh?

Emo: Daddy gets emotional when shaving
Kang San's head of hair

I thought Oh nailed that scene. Who’d thought shaving a kid’s head could be turned into such an emotional moment. I’m looking forward to the following episodes. How about you?

Next episode: This scene was part of the teaser for next week's episode

Single Papa in Love
airs every Monday and Tuesday from 9pm onwards. Yup, it takes over the Bad Love slot.

Offscreen: Oh Ji-ho and his onscreen son Ahn Do-gyu spend
time at the children's ward in Seoul National University Hospital


Pics credit:
Newsen

Related:
Oh Ji-ho is a Daddy

20 Comments:

Orchid said...

Oh sounds interesting! The emotional part of shaving his child's hair off reminds me of Sangdoo, let's go to school. There's a similar scene in that drama as well, where Jung Ji-hoon shave's off his cancer stricken daughter's hair.

-XioN- said...

yaya... same same.. haha...
n this show... shindong is inside.. rite??...

fraulein said...

I agree with Orchid.

The same thought crossed my mind when rain shaved his daughter's head in Sangdoo

SadPrimadonna said...

lol orchid i came here to leave the exact same comment about that shaving hair scene reminding me of sangdoo. haha

soohyun said...

ughhh.
that girl from goong s.. shes so skinny >.<

janjannie said...

ha! i knew that they would put someone dying to make the series more interesting. very predictable in korean movies/series. so, did the ratings come up? 'cause a few weeks(?) ago the news about it is that it really ranked low..

MimieJay said...

i love this drama!!
after Bad Love, i was really looking forward for this drama because ShinDong of SuJu was acting and singing for this drama!^^

i really dislike kang san omuni..i couldn't believe there's such mom!! she could leave her poor child with his father for whole six years!!

Anonymous said...

This drama is based on a true story.

meiruo_chan said...

I've been hooked to this drama and on air drama these days. after my hong gil dong finish.

Orchid said...

@meiruo_chan, how do you watch On Air since it's on SBS? Via Internet TV?

meiruo_chan said...

nop i download it from clubbox. find the subs at d-addicts a very nice drama and lots of cameo celebrities.

Anonymous said...

Orchid, yu took the words right out of my mouth :) wen I saw the part where he shaved his son's hair I thought "Sang Doo" lols :]

easycom_solution said...

anyone has sountrack for 'single daddy in love'? please.... kindly e-mail it to chikoy2@gmail.com Thanx

easycom_solution said...

wrong e-mail just now.. it was chikot2@gmail.com

asyachumel said...

i love this drama
;)

Anonymous said...

I like this drama except for the sad ending which was typical in Korean dramas. Why won't the Korean PD changed into better happy endings. I think the sad endings & the similiarities of the dramas were the reasons for low ratings. Most dramas were very predictable when one of the lead star has some kind of illness such as cancer, amnesia, etc. PD, please change this trend. Inspite of the low rating, I really admire Oh Ji Ho for his dramatic acting as well as his child partner who acted as his son.

Anonymous said...

By the way, did the character played by Oh Ji Ho died? I could not quite understand the ending of this drama Episode 16 part 4 when they were watching the DVD of Oh Ji Ho's character pretending to be on training. Was that the ending?

Liz said...

Hi Anonymous, yep that was what got my goat.

The "conclusion" is left for you to figure out. Did he die? Did he finish "training" and meet his son again? You make your own conclusion.

Orchid said...

Bad ending i say! I don't particularly like open-ended endings. After spending so much time watching the drama, you must be rewarded with a definitive ending!

Anonymous said...

I watched this drama in the website www.mysoju.com. Great drama, great casts especially Oh Ji Ho (the Dad) & Ahn Do Gyu (the son). I cried a lot especially that episode when the dad shaved his son's head. Oh Ji Ho did great acting on this drama & I hope he'll get the best actor award. I could not understand the ending eventhough I watched the last episode twice, but I noticed on the bottom part of the screen it stated "next episode, coming soon". Will there be a second part? I hope so.

 

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