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i like to watch movies and dramas in 4 languages - english, mandarin, japanese and korean. for japanese and korean, i depend on subtitles.

this blog contains my personal viewpoints which i want to share with you.

Monday, April 25, 2011

kdrama - hotelier

official website:

drama title:

main cast:
Kim Seung Woo - Han Tae Jun (ex is Suh)
Song Yun Ah - Suh Jin Hyung (ex is Han)
Bae Yong Joon - Shin Dong-hyuk (likes Suh)
Song Hye Kyo - Kim Yoon Hee (likes Han)

story of hotel under takeover crisis, with subplots of love amongst the key players of the takeover. Han Tae Jun is the Hotel GM, trying his best to thwart the plans of Shin Dong-hyuk, a corporate raider hired by a Korean tycoon.

Suh Jin Hyung is a hotel manager, caught between the 2 men in their power tussle. it's hard to believe she is so innocent but the drama is pretty old, 2001, so it's relatively conservative. In the meanwhile, the tycoon's rebellious daughter, Kim Yoon Hee, is trying her best to end up in the arms of Tae Jun, who has rescued her time and again.

there's also lots of hotel behind-the-scenes stuff which are very interesting.

my score: 9 out of 10.
um, i have watched this drama at least 3 times? and i havent got bored yet. and i didnt even watch it when it first came out. i only watched it on DVD, long after i had already been hit by the korean wave countless times (stuff like Winter Sonata, Stairway to Heaven, etc). the whole package just came together really well.

why you should watch it:
Kim Seung Woo and Song Yun Ah are perfect foil for each other. friends, with that intangible link of having been ex-lovers. but since it was innocent korean drama, ex-lovers in the commitment sense and not physical.

add to that a fabulous cast of hotel staff, a mean corporate raider going soft on cutie Jin Hyung, and you have the all-engrossing korean drama that you wont be able to take your eyes off until you are too sleepy to continue.

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