kdrama

my only love song (2017) episode 1

MyOnlyLoveSong

My Only Love Song
Hangul: 마이 온리 러브송
Network: Netflix
Episodes: 20
Release Date: June 9, 2017
Runtime: 30 minutes
Language: Korean
Country: South Korea

Synopsis:

Song Soo-Jung (Kong Seung-Yeon) is a top star and she is very arrogant. She classifies people by how much money they have. Suddenly, she goes back in time to the Joseon era and meets On Dal (Lee Jong-Hyun). He will do anything to make money, but in fact he is generous to the weak and poor.

First impressions:

I was looking for a fun and light hearted romance so I thought of checking out this new show. The show started with a story about Princess Pyung Gang wanting to marry On Dal, but the King refuses so he disowns the princess and she leaves the kingdom, searching for On Dal. They got together and were married and since On Dal was good with horses, On Dal because a great general until he died in a war. When they were burying him they couldn’t lift his coffin until the princess came, stroked (or kiss?) his coffin and then the soldiers were able to lift the coffin. Their story because the “love story of the century”.

Then next scene we meet Soo Jung, who is a top Korean star with a gentle image in front of the public but is very rude and arrogant and hard to work with. She is not happy with the scene and the way the story is unfolding and she was ranting to the director. during the break, we find out that she is playing Princess Pyung Gang and the story is about the love story with On Dal, however, since the director thought fusion period drama is more popular, the story was changed to the princess having a half-sister and they will be vying for the same guy. Soo Jung is not pleased, since she does not want to have a love rival with a newbie actress. Later on, she finds out that her supposedly boyfriend is engaged to the newbie actress!! Oh no! Soo Jung got so angry and kicked her on the face (haha!). She ran away from the set by driving off with on old van whose GPS is talking and directing her to go to a certain destination. Next scene we see her back in Joseon period (unbeknownst to her) and thinking she was still in a period drama set and the soldiers were supporting actors and was shouting arrogantly at them. She was captured and placed in a cell where she meets a guy named On Dal.

The premise itself sounds very similar to Queen Inhyun’s Man – she was also an actress, playing the same character that was related to the period where she time travelled. The personality of the lead heroine, though, is very different. She is bitchy and snooty because she is the top star in Korea and thinks she can just shout at people and she can get what she wants. We dont know yet her back story – i feel like there’s a backstory about her and why she became like that. As for On Dal, I dont have an opinion yet since I only saw him in one scene – but looks like he is either a thief or a guy who loves money, as he saw Soo Jung was wearing jewelry and tried to seduce her (in a very funny way). The drama and the direction is not bad – there’s drama and then there’s exaggerated funny scenes – for now I find it funny but maybe it needs to be toned down a bit so that it would match with some of the scenes and wouldn’t look too comical.

Will i continue watching? Yes, I’m hoping the guy and girl will have lots of funny scenes and I’m interested to see how the time travel thing will work. I’m also interested to know what the main plot is. I mean it’s definitely not just about their love story – there would be some political plots there somewhere. I’m also curious to see who the real Princess Pyung Gang is in the period and how she would fit into Soo Jung and On Dal – is she the princess? or there’s another princess and she will steal On Dal away from her?

One thing I’m confused – not sure why the drama is called My Only Love Song and how it fits to the entire plot.

Unfortunately, since i’m watching in Netflix, i can’t take screenshots of the show.

 

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