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This drama is about the conflicts, the wins, and losses one experiences when working. It will follow the story of 21st century women, who chose to not be a wife or a mother and successfully work without discrimination or impediments.

Bae Ta Mi works as a director for a big web portal company. She is in her late 30’s and is quite competitive. With her competitiveness, Ta Mi enjoys success. The methods she uses to win has her wondering if she is doing the right thing with her life. Has she sacrificed too much of her personal life for success?

Park Mo Gun is a man in his 20’s and is a gifted composer. He creates music for video games. Mo Gun meets Ta Mi at an arcade. He falls in love with her due to her competitive spirit.

MYDRAMALIST
  • Starring: Im Soo Jung | Jeon Hye Jin | Lee Da Hee | Jang Ki Yong | Lee Jae Wook | Ji Seung Hyun
  • Episodes: 16
  • Aired: June 5 – July 25, 2019
  • Network: tvN

I started this because it’s the end of the year and I realized I said fuck 2019 and its dramas. Also, I watched Extra-Ordinary You and needed my Lee Jae Wook fix. I had seen so many people talking about this one when it aired and I just didn’t think this would be my cup of tea. As Sugar Baby likes to call me, I come across as anti-feminist but that’s far from the truth. I’m all about girl power… if not forced and organic.

I will say, I’m so glad I picked this as my last new drama of 2019. Lesbihonset, the female dynamic in this was borderline romantic and it had me wondering if I should be shipping these ladies with each other or nah. But I loved it. The chemistry between all the female leads was captivating and there were times I was craving for scenes where they were interacting with each other and not the lead males. Except Lee Jae Wook, he’s always the exception.

Immediately, I loved that it wasn’t about solely the romances or just the government corruption or the technology aspect. Everything seamlessly intertwined for a bumpy ride. By the end of the first episode, I was intrigued. Bae Ta Mi came across as your typical hard as nails female exec. But when her own company who she had give everything to decided to use her as a scapegoat, she turned the tables and gave them the finger.

The levels of the way the characters were connected really pulled me in. And lets not forget to mention the way they throw in a one night stand. I was all here for the sexual tension between Bae Ta Mi and Park Morgan. Another reason I was here for this one was the age difference. This is a pure Noona romance. The age difference between the two is 10 years. From Morgan’s point of view, it’s whatever. But Tami is like noooo, must not lust after the youngin’. They have their fair share of back and forth which after a while is a bit annoying. Both characters have strong ties to their morals but also can’t deny the feelings they have for each other. By episode 15, I’m like just give it up.

But when it came to romance, I was more invested, obviously, in the romance between Cha Hyeon “Scarlet” and young actor Seol Ji Hwan. When it came time to pick a ship, this is the one I boarded and waved my flag for them the whole way. It really was a fan girl’s dream come true. All you need to know about them, is they are the cutest.

Now Ga Gyeong had her whole list of complicated and toxic relationships being the Daughter-In-Law to conglomerate. And let me say, CEO Jang Hee Eun was fucking fierce. I hated her and I was supposed to. She was that great balance that good villains have between sadistic and charming. She took what we love and hate about evil mothers in dramas and gave it a bitch spin.

At the end, I really became invested. I laughed, cried and raged with the best of them. But I walked away with more than my everlasting love of Lee Jae Wook and anything he does. I now want to watch anything Jeon Hye Jin and Lee Da Hee are in. ALSO maybe it was just me but Jang Ki Yong is a dead ringer for MONSTA X’s Shownu. I couldn’t stop thinking it was him.

Acting: 9/10
Story: 9/10
Music: 8/10
Overall: 8.5/10
Recommend? Definitely
Fave Song: “Reaching Hand – Jang Beom June”

Published by Unbothered Unnies

A couple of ladies who love to express their opinions from anything and everything. That includes shows and music and anything in between. This blog is dedicated to our love and appreciation for Asian entertainment and culture.

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