Today, Xenews will show Queen of Reversals Review! Are you excited and expected to this interesting drama? Get ready with us!
I have to be honest: the sole reason I kept watching Queen of Reversals (2010) was for actor Park Shi Hoo. I’d watch him read the phone book in a very dark tunnel and find something interesting about it! That’s what proportion of a die-hard fan I’m of the person, and that I think it’s absolutely ridiculous what happened to his career thanks to spurious charges. This same year, 2010, I vastly preferred him in Prosecutor Princess with Kim So Yeon, he had plenty more chemistry together with her than he had during this drama with the lead actress.
However this show had some nice merits: a storyline that may appeal to women who have experienced both being a career woman AND a lodge home Mom for a while, good character development, and plenty of recognizable veteran actors and actresses who always improve drama just by their very presence. one in all my big bones of contention during this drama is that I actually think this might be 20 episodes and told the identical story. 31 episodes dragged the beautiful simple storyline out far too long for my taste. Queen of Reversals is hardly my favorite Park Shi Hoo title … that honor will probably always move to Cheongdam-dong Alice, followed by Princess’ Man. This show was actually a semi-sequel to a drama called Queen of Housewives (2009) featuring the identical lead actress Kim Nam Joo, but the storylines in both are completely separate, as are the characters. That one was only sixteen episodes, up to now easier to sweep through.
The story of Queen of Reversals
A female executive at a giant cosmetics company Tae Hee Hwang (Kim Nam Joo who was 38 when she played this role and looked it!) has had it easy all her life and quickly rose to a high-paying executive job. However, something in her soul must are missing all those years devoted only to career because when a handsome new male hire is brought into her department to figure for her, named Joon Soo Bong (Jung Joon Ho from IRIS), she chooses to pursue him romantically, although other women within the office seem curious about him too, especially her lead assistant Yeo Jin Baek (Chae Jung Ahn from Coffee Prince and therefore the Prime Minister and I, and When a Man Loves). Seems Yeo Jin had been dotty with Joon Soo from college on, they’d uneven but she still loves him secretly, and she or he is thrown for a loop when she sees her boss and Joon Soo getting closer and closer. Tae Hee has no idea he had been in a very relationship together with her assistant before he came to the corporate as a brand new hire. Jealousy rears its ugly head in Yeo Jin’s soul and he or she vows to urge even together with her boss, especially after they find themselves getting married! some other person is angry and made jealous when the wedding happens which is that the chief female executive at the cosmetics company who had been grooming Tae Hee to be rather like her: cold, calculating, unloving, doing without marriage and youngsters, in other words, a bloodless feminist. When she sees Tae Hee rejecting career for domesticity she plans her revenge on her, too.
When the honeymoon is over, Tae Hee finds that her assistant Yeo Jin has seized her job, which had been given to her by the jealous, cold feminist exec, which she, Tae Hee, has been demoted. As she struggles along with her lesser job and a new marriage, Tae Hee must also deal with the strange attentions of her new arrogant, immature male boss, Yong Shik Goo (Park Shi Hoo who was 31 when he played the role), who slowly falls for her as her life falls to pieces. He knows she is married so isn’t too overt in his attentions to her, but they are doing bother her lots. Tae Hee winds up resigning and for five years devotes herself to being a wife and mother of a bit daughter. However, her husband could be a dolt at work and is eventually fired, so now they’re both out of labor and looking out for brand new employment. The friction finishes up having a devastating effect on their marriage. It also doesn’t help when Tae Hee discovers that her husband had had a romantic relationship with the girl who had confiscated her job at the cosmetics company. She tells him she will be able to now not trust him because he hides too many things from her. Joon Soo is frustrated and although he protests he still loves his wife he agrees to a divorce.
Tae Hee conquers her fears and applies again to the cosmetics company where she once had an enviable position that made good money. At the minute she runs aloof from the interview but is stopped by Yong Shik her old boss. He yells at her, “I wouldn’t hire you back. you’ve got no guts! I do not want people without courage on my team.” She contemplates his words seriously and so returns for the interview. She is hired again but at the underside level with a gaggle of other previously fired people she had worked with before. all of them have a second chance at the corporate, but they feel the cards are stacked against them. One good thing comes out of this, however, Tae Hee is finally ready to make friends with the people she had once coldly ordered around as her assistants. Now they’re dead on the identical boat and motivated to succeed.
Yong Shik, who has never really gotten over his interest in Tae Hee, tries to become her friend, so something even more. She resists his attentions, calls him “pretty boy”, and while he states “You’re not my type but I would like you anyway”, she puts him off, again and again, still fighting off lingering feelings for her ex-husband, who has also been re-hired at the cosmetics company and given a second chance to succeed. He lands up getting closer to his ex-girlfriend, Tae Hee’s rival Yeo Jin, but he too still has lingering feelings for his ex-wife. What a mess! one more tiresome quadrangle.
Queen of Reversals is also seen by many as an empowering tale of a girl who manages to regain everything she’s lost through sheer willpower and determination, but the bumpy potholes along the way might start to drive you completely crazy, as they did me. I confess I never really liked the actress or her character. She insists on divorce from her husband with whom she has had a touch girl, telling him she can’t trust him because he didn’t tell her he dated her rival at work before they met. Hello? Who cares, it had been years ago. Does everyone list all the people they need to date before they get married? She accuses him of cheating on her when he never did any such thing, he simply visited the woman’s mom’s funeral out of respect. So here she basically unfairly divorces the husband who loves her, then she yanks the chain of Park Shi Hoo’s character for episode after the episode when he’s obviously become seriously infatuated together with her, and that I never could understand what his character saw in her anyway. She was seven years older than him, and that I don’t even consider the actress that pretty. therewith strange personality of hers I went through the entire show talking back to the screen: “WHAT DO THEY SEE IN YOU? YOU’RE REALLY A BITCH!”
I was so glad when it finally ended. Poor Park Shi Hoo. you’ll see he was trying really hard to make chemistry with this older woman in yet one more “Noona Romance” that the Koreans seem to like such a lot, but it never really flew with me. Now, this actress is 43, and that I guess her career is over so I hope I never see her crop up in anything again. As for Park Shi Hoo, I’d watch him in anything, even a predictable show like this one, but even he couldn’t really save this over-stuffed melodramatic turkey.