Friday, November 29, 2013

Master's Sun drama review

Master's Sun Drama Review


This a story about Tae Gong Sil (Gong Hyo Jin), a woman who sees ghost after a car accident and her whole life is turned upside down.

 She is unable to sleep properly and despite her efforts to work, ghost popping up at unpredicted times causes her to lose her jobs and making her do favors for the ghost. She meets Joo Joong Won (So Ji Sub), a self-centered money loving CEO of mall enterprise Kingdom who doesn't believe in ghost.
 She found out accidentally that by touching Joo Joon Won, ghost disappears and she is able to be at peace without being frightened anymore.
No matter how much Joo Joong Won tells her to leave and abandons her, thinking that she is a crazy lady, she must latch onto him to ward off ghost and to get peace so she is able to sleep. Her first step is to get a job at the mall where she can always see Joo Joong Won and whenever she needs him, he is close by.

Warning: If you don't want any spoilers please do not read on. I will try to not reveal too much but since this is a review I must add in my comments

Bottom line: I liked this drama but I wasn't crazy over it. But its still a good drama so watch it.
I  read comments that people were complaining that So Ji Sub copied Cha Seung Won. At first I didn't pick it up, but I do see a resemblance: when So Ji Sub tells her to leave, his voice and hand motion is similar. I also noticed his voice has a different tone compared to when So Ji Sub acted in Ghost and thus people may think he is copying Cha Seung Won. I wonder if that is how Egotist people are portrayed. The similarities doesn't bother me that much mainly because the storyline was completely different and Gong Hyo Jin's character was also dramatically different than her character in Greatest Love. I also found out that this drama was also written by the Hong Sisters who also wrote Greatest Love which is the drama that Cha Seung Won and Gong Hyo Jin acted in so there may have been a certain way that the Hong sisters wanted the actors to act in?

If I had to compare rate the two dramas, I feel over heels for Greatest Love. So if you haven't watched Greatest Love yet watch this one first then Greatest Love. This drama is supposed to be a romantic comedy with horror. But it's not really a comedy. It the normal poor girl rich guy with a twist so I liked it and would recommend watching it. Gong Hyo Jin's acting is awesome she turns into whatever you want her to be- you'll see what I mean in the drama.

I almost forgot to mention the second female lead Kim Yoo Ri-I who plays Tae Yi Reong who is a top star that falls head over heels for Kang Woo and has an inferiority complex to Tae Gong Sil which she is always jealous of and tries to make herself seem better than her all the time.

Anyhow, I like this drama.  It has a bit of comedy and horror and definitely romance. I would definitely recommend it.

My favorite scene in this drama would  be episode 14 where Joo Joon Won asks his uncle about  who Gong Sil is and he describes her in a hilariously skewed way. Although what Gong Sil had said is exactly the same, the meaning is completely different when took out of context. The uncle didn't know Gong Sil was referring to break the vase because there is a ghost inside, he thought Gong Sil meant to break the vase as to break the marriage since the vase was sent as a gift for the marriage between Jo Joong Won and a hotel Heiress.

I mainly watched it for Seo in Guk because I was so mesmerized by him in Reply 1997 but in this drama he lost the attraction. In this drama they gave him a really cool role as Kang Woo: a good-looking fighter, good enough to be body guard of the blue house ( equivalent to white house in America) but he just wasn't guy next door yoo yoon jae who would do anything for  Sung Shi Won ( from reply 1997) and I am a sucker for roles like that.

I was trying to figure out why I don't like him as much and I think it could be due to his weight loss.
Below is a screen shot from when he is in reply 1997 compared to Master's Sun. I think that after losing  weight he looks less cute.

Another cutie in this drama is L and he plays the young Joo Joong Won- ah I can't get enough of him- too mesmerizing.

thanks for reading