K-Drama Review: The Good Witch. The drama will make you feel interested in the characters in this!
The Good Witch
SBS (2018) 40 Episodes
Melodrama, Romance, Grade: B
I watched this Korean drama for sure cast members I loved in other dramas, but honestly, I used to be disappointed within “The Good Witch” (2018) for the foremost part. First of all the title was stupid. Lead female actress Lee Da Hae (Chuno) plays twins, one good-hearted, and also the other selfish and bold, so if the author was visiting concentrate totally on an honest character (and she did) it should are called the great Sister instead … the great sister was never once remotely a “witch”. The sole spiritual power she had wasn’t supernatural, supported magic or sorcery, but simply being an individual motivated by goodness who has an inordinate amount of affection and compassion for others, even those who are sick or twisted in nature. One can see the writing on the wall early that she goes to be taken advantage of by plenty of individuals.
Second, at 40 episodes this series stretched way too long. It could have covered the identical basic plot points in twenty episodes or less. I suppose from the actors’ standpoint that offers them more cash in order that they aren’t near to complain to production staff and say, “you know, we’re dragging this story out, it can be shortened.”
Third, I’m getting uninterested in seeing one among my favorite actors Bae Soo Bin (“Shining Inheritance”, “49 Days“) playing second male leads, often playing twisted characters negatively controlled by past mistakes or greed. Here he played the great sister’s husband and he really was a weak character negatively influenced by his relations (mostly his domineering mother) to the purpose where it risked his marriage on numerous occasions. Bae Soo Bin has the acting chops and also looks to be the first male lead character but he rarely gets the possibility to try to do so. Plus during this drama, they gave him a really poor hairstyle and makeup (probably on purpose) and it had been actually painful persistently on behalf of me to even examine him! Bad mistake on the part of production staff. I believe they did it so he wouldn’t look more attractive than the lead male character (actor Ryu Soo Young, “Rebirth: Next”).
The Story of The Good Witch
Two young teen twin sisters see their cop father die early thanks to a poor work decision, and that they and their mother are kicked out of their home and should seriously downgrade their already compromised living standards. (I kept wondering since he died on duty why wasn’t there a pension to his wife/family? Stupid!). In reaction to his loss and financial stress, one sister decides to beat evil with good, and therefore the other one plans her escape through personal ambition, irrespective of what it takes or who she might hurt.
Cha Sun Hee the great sister (Lee Da Hae) becomes a housewife when proposed to by a clown named Bong Cheon Dae (Bae Soo Bin – yes you read that right – knowledgeable clown!). Her husband is commonly unemployed because he’s essentially a silly over-emotional loser, so she has got to take odd jobs when she will be able to assist support her family. they need a bright young daughter named Bong Cho Rong (Lee Han Seo) who easily sees the lay of the land on verity nature of her parents, and she or he often needs to signify reality to her own mother.
Cha Sun Hee’s twin sister, Cha Do Hee (Lee Da Hae in a very dual role), leaves home early and sets her ambitions on becoming a good attendant for the aerospace company go by her elders Oh Pyeong Pan (Lee Deok Hwa) the owner of the firm, and therefore the female manager Oh Tae Ri (Yoon Se Ah, “Just Between Lovers”), who takes a moment shine to her during her interview process for the task. Do Hee does an excellent job and is commonly voted the simplest steward within the company. However, she encompasses a rather contentious relationship with the chief pilot within the company who is often winning awards for being the simplest on his job, Song Woo Jin (Ryu Soo Young).
Although they’re identical twins, the sisters have completely opposite personalities. Cha Do Hee (the ambitious sister) becomes involved in a very situation which ends up in Cha Sun Hee (the good sister) pretending to be her attender sister so that they should switch roles. While pretending to be her sister she starts to fall soft on with pilot Woo Jin, although fighting her feelings thanks to her marriage. He starts to feel near her for the primary time, not realizing it is a different person than the attendee he didn’t get together with before.
Meanwhile, others on the sidelines have become emotionally committed to this developing situation, including Oh Tae Ri who really starts to collapse emotionally out of the competition against Sun Hee (playing Do Hee) now that she seems such a lot changed. There are many twists and turns during this story but to an experienced K-drama watcher, there really is nothing here that’s unpredictable or surprising. there is a rather pat ending which seems contrived, but by that time I used to be just glad this series was over and that I could find something else to look at, which ended up being the far better My Mister K-drama.
If you’re keen on the actors, particularly Lee Da Hae, and are curious to determine how she does playing two opposite characters, then by all means check this K-drama out; you may enjoy it quite I did. Its production values ARE sophisticated for what it’s, but I’d really urge you to look at her in Chuno instead if you haven’t already. That’s a masterpiece …. and this is often tabloid fodder.
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