First Impressions: Love Is For Suckers

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Love Is for Suckers

Goo Yeo Reum is a television producer in the tenth year of her professional career. Although she works harder than most producers, the shows she makes all seem to flop. Then she’s selected to produce a new dating-themed reality TV show called “Kingdom of Love.” Her neighbour and best friend of twenty years is Park Jae Hoon, a plastic surgeon who has lost all his passion for work. Their relationship is close, but purely platonic. Park Jae Hoon is jaded by his experiences and has also essentially given up on love. As such, he only ever pursues casual relationships. In the planning stage of the show’s production, Goo Yeo Reum runs into struggles, having difficulty finding suitable bachelors to appear on the programme. She eventually turns to Park Jae Hoon in desperation. To help her, he agrees to become a contestant on the show. But in this unfamiliar new dynamic—as a producer and a cast member—they unexpectedly begin developing never-felt-before romantic feelings. Will “Kingdom of Love” turn friends into lovers?

  • Genre: Romance, Comedy
  • Origin: South Korea
  • Episodes: 16 (1 hr. 10 mins.)
  • Aired: October 5 -November 24, 2022
  • Where To Watch: Viki
  • Starring: Lee Da Hee | Choi Si Won | Jo Soo Hyang | Park Yeon Woo

Thoughts: I am a clear sucker for Lee Da Hee. She is totally my crush and I can already see that she is one of the reasons I will keep with this show. So far, it’s very cliche but sometimes that is exactly what I need. You can see from a mile away that this will be a friends-to-lovers trope but I think it will work because Choi Si Won is just that kind of face that makes you want to cross that friend line. From what happened in the first two episodes, I really like the fact that it has a behind the scene look at what it is like to work on a variety show. Outside of the budding romance, this is the most interesting part of the plot. There is your obvious sad boy trauma that I can see myself ignoring. Other than that, I can see this being a pretty easy watch and nice show to fill the time in the week.

Are You Still Watching? : I’m a sucker for sure

First Impression Score: 7/10

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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