Sugar Baby’s Review Corner: Good Casting

Good Casting


Genre: Comedy, Romance, Action
Origin: South Korea
Episodes: 16
Air-date: April 27, 2020 to June 16, 2020
Starring: Choi Kang Hee as Baek Chan Mi, Yoo In Young as Im Ye Eun, Kim Ji Young as Hwang Mi Soon, Lee Sang Yeob as Yoon Seok Ho, Lee Jun Young as Kang Woo Won, Lee Jung Hyuk as Dong Kwan Soo

Baek Chan-mi, Im Ye-eun and Hwang Mi-soon are NIS agents who start working undercover at Il Kwang Hitech. They must find out who, among CEO Yoon Seok-ho, K-pop star Kang Woo-won and director Tak Sang-gi, is linked to Michael, a man who killed one of their own three years ago. They are led by team leader Dong Kwan-soo.

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It’s a little sad when you see a drama that had so much potential make a mess of itself. Especially when said drama was one of the winning scripts along with Stove League, a personal favorite. In theory I should have liked this drama a lot more than I did however, there are just some things that make me get frustrated the more I think about it. This review is spoiler free and only a tad bit ranty.

I enjoyed the overall chemistry of the cast. I thought that there was a good synergy and everyone complimented each other well. By now you know that I am someone who is very entertained by a harmonious cast and I think that I notice a lot when that doesn’t happen which makes me turned off from a drama. I also appreciated how absolutely stunning Choi Kang Hee was in this drama. I swear every time she came on screen I was mesmerized.

Another positive of the drama for me was the comedy. I did genuinely laugh a few moments even though some of it at times was a bit over exaggerated and corny and went against the logic that was present usually in action dramas. It was nice to see a drama like this being female centric because it is often an anomaly.

Unfortunately this brings me to what I didn’t like in this drama and that’s the plot and characterization. This drama had more plot holes than a Julie Plec CW show. Listen, I’ve said it before, I am usually very easy to please when I watch a show—most times all I require is just decent acting and an interesting plot. The inconsistency of the characters was blatant. Personally, I would assume that if you are hired to work for the NIS, you would be good at your job? Like they’re not just hiring any regular old Jane off the streets? These are people that have been working with them for YEARS. Don’t even get me started on how the difficulties that arose were just a means of comedic relief. Where was the common sense?? Where was the logic?

I know the romances were selling points for a lot of people, but to be honest, I didn’t like either of them. I thought that Chan Mi and Seok Ho were boring even with the million of flashbacks of them that we were treated to. I thought that Woo Won did not deserve Ye Eun at all (Yes I know this one is the fan favorite but like idgaf). Like would Woo Won is an immature child. Ye Eun raising two children. YOU CAN’T MOTHER YOUR BOYFRIEND. I think I would have preferred to have more scenes with the women all together—nah, I KNOW I would have.

I tethered between giving this drama a 6.5 or 7 and eventually settled on a 7 because Choi Kang Hee looked so damn hot and was so charismatic. Like damn girl, can you chill?? I felt like the ending brought more questions than it did answers and apparently there’s to be a second season so idk… I think this drama in essence is just an average run of the mill rom-com action drama that offered me a nice cake, but it wasn’t particularly tasty even if I do remember how it looked.


Story: 6.5/10
Acting: 8.5/10
Music: 7/10
Rewatch Value: 5.5/10
Overall: 7/10

Fave Song:  Cheetah – Feel It

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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