Drama Review My Sassy Girl Episodes 29 32 Finale

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[Drama Review] 'My Sassy Girl' - Episodes 29-32 (Finale)
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[Drama Review] 'My Sassy Girl' - Episodes 29-32 (Finale)

Joo Won in a mask... well that just gets EVERYBODY nostalgic doesn't it.

SBS's historical drama remake of 'My Sassy Girl' has come to a wraps. Thank you to any of you who've stuck around to endure through until the end. All in all, it was a heartwarming, happy ending like everyone assumed it would be since the very beginning of the episode, although some of the tragic deaths we saw in the last 4 episodes did catch my by surprise. 

To recap, Gyeonwoo (played by Joo Won) teamed up with royal guard chief Kang Joon Young (played by CNBLUE's Jungshin) to exploit the power-hungry advisor Jung Ki Joon for being the plotter behind every bad deed. Jung Ki Joon, surrounded by masked men, the royal guard, and face to face with the King himself, meets his demise (I can't even remember who it was that stabbed him... but it was an unexpectedly brutal death, let me tell you). The Queen is also exploited for having plotted to depose of the former Queen, and tries to run away, but is ultimately chased down to her death by Jung Ki Joon's men. Three unexpectedly tragic deaths happen here - the Queen, the scarfaced protector of the Queen Wol Myung, and the Queen's loyal maid servant. Even if they were all the bad guys, I personally just find it difficult to watch all the same when people die in dramas and films. Thankfully, none of the good protagonists had to die, though. 

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[HanCinema's Drama Review] "My Sassy Girl - Drama" Episodes 1-2

The first half of the first episode of "My Sassy Girl - Drama" consists entirely of an elaborate royal conspiracy. It involves nighttime, massive swordfights, escapes, a perilous childbirth scene, and is generally completely indistinguishable from a serious historical drama prologue. Then we flash forward ten years later and scholar Gyeon-woo (played by Joo Won) is trying to maintain balance on a boat while narrating about how cool and beloved he was back in China.

"My Sassy Girl - Drama" is low brow in a way seldom seen in Korean dramas anymore. The entire style of humor is plucked straight from the early two thousands, with characters briefly being given dignity for the sole purpose of creating a joke wherein they inevitably lose it. I don't especially like Gyeon-woo. He's really smug. So it was oddly gratifying when he runs into Princess Hyeomhyeong (played by Oh Yeon-seo), who reacts to his coolness by behaving like a drunk psycho.

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[HanCinema's Drama Review] "My Sassy Girl - Drama" Episodes 3-4

Oh Yeon-seo's central expression as Princess Hyeomhyeong is very appropriate. Even in pictographic form, she looks horrifically sinister. So all the time Gyeon-woo is talking about his efforts to try and meet her again, I'm just thinking to myself, do you really think that's a good idea? And predictably enough, upon finally actually finding Princess Hyeomhyeong, Gyeon-woo once again faces peril and disaster for no apparent cause.

That, of course, is just the premise of "My Sassy Girl - Drama", repeateded, ad infinitum, for these two episodes. It was really boring. I was surprised to find that I actually really wanted to know more about the royal conspiracy from the first episode, because that part of the premise provides something "My Sassy Girl - Drama" desperately needs- an antagonist. As it stands Gyeon-woo and Princess Hyeomhyeong are just bumbling around invoking disaster to whoever happens to be so unfortunate as to be in the way.

[Drama Review] 'My Sassy Girl' - Episodes 1 & 2
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[Drama Review] 'My Sassy Girl' - Episodes 1 & 2

Joo Won: "Here we go with another babbly drama review..." (Just kidding!)

Hello everyone! Starting this week, allkpop will be reviewing SBS's new Mon-Tues fusion historical drama, 'My Sassy Girl' starring Joo Won and Oh Yeon Seo!

The historical drama remake takes after the renowned 2001 romantic comedy movie starring Jun Ji Hyun and Cha Tae Hyun. A second movie, called 'My New Sassy Girl', was also made as a Chinese-Korean production in 2016, bringing back Cha Tae Hyun alongside f(x)'s Victoria. Prior to the drama's premiere, Oh Jin Seok PD of the drama staff stated in a press conference that while the drama is in the most traditional sense an official remake of the famous movie in drama form, it will also stand as a production of its own. 

[Drama Review] 'My Sassy Girl' - Episodes 3 & 4
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[Drama Review] 'My Sassy Girl' - Episodes 3 & 4

All of you guys be like: "Why your drama reviews so long?!?!"

(Note: when you see 'OM' in the following review, it stands for 'original movie', referring to the 2001 'My Sassy Girl' movie.)

We saw one major new character emerge in episodes 34 by the name of Dayeon (played by Kim Yoon Hye). She's the daughter of the evil advisory board member Jung Ki Joon, and oh so obviously the 4th figure in the love square(?) involving Gyeonwoo (played by Joo Won), Princess Hyemyung (played by Oh Yeon Seo), and the royal guard Kang Jun Young (played by CNBLUE's Jungshin). She only came up in a few scenes, but already, we can tell that her character is loaded with hidden motives - if she takes after her evil father even a little.