Hancinemas Drama Review My Sassy Girl Drama Episodes 31 32 Final

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[HanCinema's Drama Review] "My Sassy Girl - Drama" Episodes 31-32 Final

The final clean-up takes place pretty quickly. Really, once it's established that the right people were digging in just a little deeper, and that most of last time's cliffhanger was just a matter of dramatic license, there really isn't any direction for Gi-joon to go except for straight down. There is, naturally, also the gratification of seeing all the other villains brought in one by one and punished for their transgressions.

Of course none of that takes very long so the real focus for the final episodes of "My Sassy Girl - Drama" is on the reconciliation between Woo and Princess Hyemyeong. Which initially disappointed me. Not that there's anything wrong with that story arc, just that the whole issue of Princess Hyeomyeong's mother coming back to the palace is surprisingly glossed over. I thought we'd get more focus on that, considering Princess Hyemyeong and her brother now share the unfortunate fate of thinking their mother is dead- but Prince Wonja is just left in the lurch.

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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.