Lazy Unnie’s Couch: Wild Romance

Everything starts on the birthday of Eun Jae’s dad. Eun Jae ran into Park Moo Yul, who is the 2nd baseman of ‘Red Dreamers’, when she is drunk. Eun Jae who is a fan of ‘Blue Seagulls’, starts a fight with Moo Yul who led the ‘Red Dreamers’ to victory. The next day, internet is on fire with the video called ‘Humiliated Park Moo Yul’. Because of this video, career of both Moo Yul and Eun Jae, who recently got a job as a bodyguard, are in danger. In the end, they decided to put on a show against the public! They lie that Eun Jae is Moo Yul’s private bodyguard and the video was recorded when Eun Jae was giving a self-defence demonstration to Moo Yul. Like this, Eun Jae becomes real bodyguard of Moo Yul. It seemed like everything worked out just fine, but the problem is that they can’t stand each other’s existence…

  • Starring: Lee Dong Wook | Lee Shi Young | Kang Dong Ho | Oh Man Suk
  • Episodes: 16 (1 Hr. 5 Min.)
  • Aired: January 4 – February 23, 2012
  • Network: KBS2
  • Where to Watch: Viki

I am a sucker for a enemies to lovers story. This slipped into that trope like a second skin. There were every cliché you can think of when it comes to characters who hate each other but somehow fall in love. With the temperamental Baseball star Park Moo Yeol and his anti-fan turned bodyguard, Yoo Eun Jae, their working relationship was not easy. On top of that, you add the fact that Park Moo Yeol is currently being stalked and so many things unfold that make his life not a home run.

I know that this wasn’t really rated high and I’m not entirely sure. Maybe it was the fact that the show was called Wild Romance and the romance aspect was a little light. It didn’t feel like we got to the romance part until the later half of the show and when we did, it was very sparse. There was more about this love triangle that was presented between Park Moo Yeol, Yoo Eun Jae and Moo Yeol’s first love, Kang Jong Hee, played by Girl Generation’s Jessica. I was SO annoyed by her. It was a combination of her acting and the character itself made me want to slap her at every chance.

When this love triangle wasn’t in your face, the mystery of who was stalking Park Moo Yeol was center. I actually figured it out pretty early, so as I continued, some parts made me bored. Like the relationship with Moo Yeol’s sunbae, Jin Dong Soo and his family. If all the other things weren’t happening, maybe I would have cared more about his career ending and his wife and him in turmoil.

Now the highlight of the show came in the form of Eun Jae’s landlady and friend Kim Dong Ah. She was an adult orphan but she was so quirky and bluntly in your face it was refreshing. The way she perused Moo Yeol’s robotic manager, Kim Tae Han, was so cute and funny. Throughout the show, they showed how she was a little deeper once you get past the quirky exterior.

All in all, this was a good show. It was nice to see Lee Dong Wook in something different than the current Nine Tailed and it definitely washed the bad taste that Touch Your Heart left in my mouth. He still bae from day one.

Acting : 8/10
Story : 8/10
Music : 7/10
Overall : 8/10
Recommended For : Baseball fans maybe?

Fave Song : Because It’s Still You‘ by Byul

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.

One thought on “Lazy Unnie’s Couch: Wild Romance

  1. There are so many things to like in this show: the obvious blast LDW has to play an as*, the manager and the super quirky best friend, her family and their crazy antics, that I just let go of the boring SFL and the sunbae’s drama.

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