Sugar Baby’s Review Corner: Please Don’t Date Him

Please Don’t Date Him


Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama, Sci-Fi
Origin: South Korea
Episodes: 10
Air-date: Nov 10, 2020 – Jan 12, 2021
Starring: Song Ha Yoon as Seo Ji Sung, Lee Jun Young as Jung Kook Hee, Yoon Bo Mi as Moon Ye Seul, Gong Min Jung as Tak Gi Hyun

An AI controlled, household appliances developer in Pelican Electronics, Seo Ji-seong, has dreams to live a perfect life like a well developed program.

Working on an Artificial Intelligence refrigerator with voice activated features, she inserts a super sensor chip which was lost by National Intelligence Service into a refrigerator and an “Ancestral Spirit” program that picks scums instead of telling the freshness of vegetables is developed. So, Ji-seong finds out that her deemed perfect fiancĂŠ Jeong-han was actually not her Prince Charming.

One day, Jung Kook-hee, a firefighter, with no social media record, whom the program couldn’t analyze, shows up. Ji-seong is skeptical about him, as there is no trace of his past on the internet.

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Sometimes you’re in the mood for a little fluff with nothing too serious and if that is what you expect when you pick up Please Don’t Date Him then you shall be satisfied. I know I wanted something that was nonsensical to watch while I waited on a few subs from other dramas. This story sounded harmless enough and I found it to be quite adequate for what I desired.

Something that I really enjoyed about this drama was how it explored the concept of how technology influences our lives and the limitations of going completely off the radar. I also really enjoyed the women’s relationships with each other because you know I am a proper sucker for any drama that gives me female friendships in which the women have personalities and don’t only exist to make the female lead better. I liked that each girl had their own stuff that they were dealing and that their conversations didn’t only center around their relationships. I also enjoyed seeing the portrayal of a woman in STEM and the stigmas that we have to go through. However, with all that being said, there are a lot of flaws in this story especially in the way a lot of the stories were concluded. Fortunately, I was not here for a well thought out story so I really don’t give a fuck. I think that 10 was more than enough even though it did seem a little rushed at the end, but like anymore and I would’ve hated this drama.

I thought that the acting was pretty decent. The roles didn’t require much and everyone was believable. I think this may be my favorite performance of Ha Yoon even though she did have moments where she was a bit annoying. Also, Bomi, was really fun in her role and I am looking forward to see more of her because I enjoy her as a secondary character. As for Lee Jun Young, he is so damn fine! So damn fine! I also enjoyed the sets used for the work and the cafe. The multiple use of the cafe setting was really good cause it felt like a center for almost everything. One of the biggest disappoint of this drama sadly lies with the OST. It just wasn’t memorable in anyway and it definitely isn’t due to the not very popular people but just the overall curation of this soundtrack. It was hard picking a favorite song because it was all so lackluster.

Overall, this drama gave me what I required of it and therefore I wouldn’t rate it any differently. I don’t think it would be a mid tier recommendation, but if you’re in the mood to pass the time then go for it.


Story: 7/10
Acting: 8/10
Music: 5/10
Rewatch Value: 7/10
Overall: 7/10

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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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