Wednesday, June 18, 2008

커피프린스 1호점 - "The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince" (Episode 5)

I was dog tired last night when I got back to my room. A 15 hour work day will do that to you (plus I woke up at 4 AM to run. So I got to my room at 8:00 PM. Didnt think I was up for much except sleep. But I couldnt resist the temptation to check to see if they uploaded any more of "You are my Destiny" unfortunately they didnt, so I turned to my fall back. (Not to say that Coffee Prince is not any good, its just I am totally captured by "You are my Destiny".

In my experience with Korean Dramas is that they have similar subplots. There is usually someone who is close to 30 years old and being pressured to marry. A boy and girl who are from different socio-economic backgrounds who want to date but feel the pressure from society. Then there is usually the love triangle twist. Most importantly there is the good looking star who is arogant and you want to hate, but the main character always has a crush for! This is true in Coffee Prince.

In episode 5, they finally humanize Choi Han Kyul (The owner of the coffee shop) and start showing a little bit of a softer side of him. He makes a big mistake in the show, and all of his employees get together to help him fix his mistake. I think this makes him realize how special his employees are and how much he needs them as much as they need him. He starts to finally appreciate other people.

Also as a highlight, we finally get to see Go Eun Chan in a dress!! I'll have to say with her short hair and her awkward walk (in highheels) its quite a sight. But Choi Han Sung is really enamored by her, unfortunately I think Go Eun Chan is going to fall for Choi Han Kyul. Which brings up the question. Why do girls in Korean Dramas always overlook the nice guy who is right there waiting for them, and chase after the guy who is rude, uncaring, and dont even see them? If there is ever a complaint about Korean dramas, it seems that its always the mean guy who ends up with the main character that you love. I saw this happen in Full House. I so desparately wanted Han Ji Eun to end up with Min Hyuk! I was so disappointed that she ended up with Lee Young Jae. Throughout the entire show he was a total jerk to her and they end up together!! Yuk!! ok enough ranting.

I hope that Go Eun Chan ends up with Choi Han Sung. He is very nice (although he is dating Han Yoo Joo, but there is definitely something going on with that girl), and always kind to Go Eun Chan.


  1. Coffee Prince is a lot of fun. And yes, Korean dramas are a bunch of cliches. : ) You should check out 궁 if you haven't already.

  2. Thanks,
    Maybe I'll watch it after Coffee Prince. I dont have a lot of time right now, so Coffee Prince and You are my Destiny are it for me right now.