The Greatest Love: Closing Thoughts

I don’t really have much to say about the drama, not because it wasn’t good, because it was.  I’m just having a bit of a blogging block, so even though I want to give a good closing summary and my thoughts on the drama overall, I can’t.

So, I’m just going to say that I thought the ending was adorable.  I like that they have a cute little baby girl, and the ending itself, with Dokgo Jin (or would it be Cha Seung Won at this point), saying “You should feel honored that you met such a drama!”  That was quite clever 🙂  I wonder if he ad-libbed that ahaha?

And Jae Suk is such a cutiee!!!

Anywhoo, FIN.  I thoroughly enjoyed this drama.


The Greatest Love Episode 15

So I haven’t watched The Greatest Love in a while because I was waiting for the last two episodes to come out, and then while I was waiting I browsed other dramas, and then I started those, and I kind of forgot about this one…. but I’m finishing it up now!

Luckily episode 14 left us at a pretty good cliffhanger, enough so that I wouldn’t really forget much even after taking such a long break.

Man, I really missed Dokgo Jin’s funniness.  Cha Seung Won does such a great job with him!  He is such a hilarious person, with his funny voices— “I’m Gu Ae Jung’s preeeesent!”  He is so funny.  Ah.  😀

Ae Jung’s nephew is soooo adorableeee ❤  He is so helpful with Dokgo Jin, he’s like his little minion.  I wish all little kids were like that.   Sigh.

Yoon Pil Joooooooo-shi.  Why are you so cute and perfect?  It always hurts seeing the nice male second lead getting hurt and pining for the female lead.

On a side note, I think wearing glasses makes people cuter.  Exhibit A, Yoon Kye Sang, who plays Yoon Pil Joo.  In pictures without his glasses, he’s just not as cute.  Exhibit B, Kwon Se In as Park Hoon in Lie to Me.  He is SUCH A CUTIE in the drama, but I saw him in a short role in Take Care of the Young Lady (which also happens to star Yoon Eun Hye) without glasses, and he did not look cute or even attractive.

I’m glad Kang Se Ri is kind of different from other second leads in dramas, because she actually wants the main leads to get together.  Of course, it’s for her own benefit so that she’ll have a chance with Pil Joo, but still.  I like her not plotting against Ae Jung’s love.

And oh snap.  Dokgo Jin admitting that he’s dating Gu Ae Jung.  What a way to end the episode.  And the preview!  Why is Ae Jung in the hospital??  Oh snap.

Material Queen: Thoughts on the First Episode

Wow.  Material Queen… is something different.  I gotta say.  It kind of gives me a bit of the feeling of The Greatest Love because it shows you a behind-the-glamour look at a world that we don’t usually see beyond what they want you to see.

I feel like this episode really set the stage for the drama (which is what all good first episodes should do).  It showed that Chu Man really is indeed a materialistic woman.  She is also a golddigger.  Although I have to admire her, putting up with her “hubby” because honestly he’s kind of annoying…  Anyways, it shows that she values money and shiny things.  The beginning was quite sad though.  Her mom (hehe Ren Guang Xi’s mom from Autumn’s Concerto <3) was really quite hateful, just leaving her daughter at the orphanage, giving bullcrap excuses like “Oh, you’ll only get in the way ofmy happiness!”  Anywhoo, it made me really sad watching such a little girl losing faith in miracles, and happiness/good things in general.

I think that Lynn Xiong is doing a pretty good job so far.  But I hope it’s not because there haven’t been any emotionally taxing scenes yet.  She is doing a wonderful job portraying a spoiled materialistic person though.  I love it 🙂  I want her to be able to deliver great scenes with lots and lots of emotion.  And a wide range of emotion too.  🙂  As for Vanness Wu.  Ahhh, what to say?  I LOVED LOVED LOVED him in Autumn’s Concerto, but I feel like his acting in Material Queen is not quite at the same level as that.  Who knows?  Maybe he also hasn’t quite had the chance yet, since there haven’t been many challenging scenes yet.  But I hope he can stay at or surpass his level in Autumn’s Concerto.  That would make this drama SOOOO good.

I am excited for this Friday’s episode!!!!  Which I may or may not recap.

The Greatest Love <3

I think that The Greatest Love is a unique drama.  It’s definitely not one of those ubiquitous contract marriage dramas (although they can be good— like Lie to Me!)  It gives us a look at the K-entertainment industry— what happens when the cameras aren’t rolling.  I like that Dok Go Jin isn’t in the dilemma where he’s stuck between two girls, he’s just in denial that he likes someone who is at Gu Ae Jeong’s level of popularity.

I think the fact that the leads are kind of old, not in their twenties, is interesting, because most idol dramas have such young people, sometimes it makes it unbelievable that someone of their age would be having such issues so early in their lives.  Also, it makes you feel like you can always find love, no matter how old you are.  🙂  ❤

One of my favorite things about this drama is that it’s pretty wacky, but not overly fake wacky.  An example of overly fake wacky would be in Hi, My Sweetheart.  The antics were just so fabricated, and I really didn’t like it.  It ruined the funniness in some situations as well.  However, here nothing is exaggerated beyond reason, and all the funniness is enhanced by the background music (hehe I like good background music).  ALSO.  Dok Go Jin’s facial expressions are PRICELESS.  They make me laugh soooo much!  The way he talks to Ding Dong (who is adorable!!!!) is super cute and funny 🙂  The way he says things is funny because even though I’m not Korean, I can tell some parts are stretched out or w/e, just like what you can do in Chinese.  It sounds funny 🙂

I hope the ending is gooooood.  Which I’m sure it will be.  🙂  As of now, I’ve only watched to episode 11, but I shall get to the latest released one.