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