- Starring: Lee Sung Kyung | Kim Young Dae | Yoon Hong Hoon | Kim Yoon Hye | Park So Jin | Lee Jung Shin
- Episodes: 16 (1 hr. )
- Aired: April 22 – June 11, 2022
- Network: tvN
- Where to Watch: Viki
I am a complete sucker for a male lead who is a simp for the female lead. An extra bonus if the chemistry between them is also good. That is exactly what Sh**ting Stars is. A drama that is extremely meta with the Rom and Com balancing each other out. Was it perfect? Nothing is. Sometimes when the fluff is so good the angst suffers a bit and that was the unfortunate part of this drama but ultimately, it was Lee Sung Kyung and Kim Young Dae’s chemistry that sold the show.
Speaking of, can Lee Sung Kyung do wrong? I think not. The woman knows how to be a lead and the whole time I was watching I was having urges to rewatch Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo just so I could see her in more things. But her Oh Han Byul was endearing to watch. She was a girl boss in running the PR team and it was really nice to see what they actually have to do. I think outside of the romance for me, just seeing the behind-the-scenes look of how an entertainment company runs was nice. Was it 100% accurate? Probably not. But seeing the relationships between the stars and the people who make their lives run was nice. Felt as if the show The Manager was dramatized.
The only place I felt like this show let me down as a viewer was having too many angsty plots. You had the sad story between Gong Tae Sung and his mom. Then there was the weird story about the actor who committed suicide in the past that somehow connected to Gong Tae Sung being stalked in the present. All of it was a lot and I felt if they had picked one sad part and developed it more, there was no need for others. Gong Tae Sung and Oh Han Byul’s whole romance and navigating was a big plot line that didn’t need all the other stuff to fill it.
Speaking of, the comedy in this romcom was so good. I found myself laughing from genuine humor and secondhand embarrassment. Both of our mains were clueless but also our second and third couples were as well. But in the cute rom-com way. The standout for me was Lee Seung Hyub playing a newbie actor who was found working in a ttebokki shop. He was completely swoony and I could see a bright future for him if he wants to keep acting.
If you’re in the mood for a rom-com with great banter, chemistry, and pretty people, then this is for you. It’s easy to skip over the angsty parts because they are so underdeveloped that in the end you’ll forget they even happened. Like revenge plot scheming housekeeper where?
Comfort Score: 9/10
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