Monday, June 16, 2008

커피프린스 1호점 - "The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince"

So while I wait patiently for to upload more of my current favorite show: "You are my Destiny" I have started watching another drama. This drama started off with lower ratings but rapidly grew in popularity as the show progressed. I think this has to do with the plot and Korean's uncomfortableness with the subject of homosexuality. This drama only touches base on this subject because the main character is mistaken as a guy, but is really a girl.

The premise of this show is the main character Go Eun Chan (Yoon Eun Hye) is often mistaken as a boy. In particular by the other main character Choi Han Kyul (Gong Yoo). Go Eun Chan is from a poor family and lives with her mother and sister. She does any odd jobs she can for money to help the family out. However, throughout the whole show she is constantly mistaken for a boy (quite funny actually). Choi Han Kyul is the opposite, he comes from a very wealthy family is supposed to inherit the family business. He is very lazy and the grandmother wants to fix him of this laziness. She takes away everything from him and forces him to fix up a run down coffee shop with expecting returns of 300%. If he can do this he will be given the family inheritance. So Go Eun Chan and Choi Han Kyul team up to fix up the coffee shop and try to get it to be profitable. However, Choi Han Kyul thinks Go Eun Chan is a guy, and soon realizes he likes Go Eun Chan. This makes him very confused and he starts to wonder if he is gay. This is all I know so far as I have only watched 4 episodes!

As I do with all my reviews here are the characters I like in particular:

Go Eun Chan - Energetic main character. I dont know how people could mistake her for a guy. In the show she has short hair and "flat" (as described in the movie), however I think she is very attractive and obviously a girl. What I like about her is her energy and attitude. Even though her life sucks and things keep her down, she is constantly trying to improve it.

Choi Han Sung (Lee Sun Gyun) - Is the cousin of Choi Han Kyul. He is one cool dude. He is a music producer and has an awesome house. Even better he has a cool dog. Anyways, Go Eun Chan really likes him and likes Choi Han Kyul. Throughout the show he is very nice and supportive of Go Eun Chan. What I like about him is his voice. He has a very calm deep voice, very relaxing.

Soulija - Is Choi han Sung's dog. Ironic to name a dog as one of the favorite characters, I know. However he's a very cool looking dog. Plus he plays a very important role as the character that ties Go Eun Chan and Choi Han Sung together. I think those two will have something later in the show.

In conclusion this drama is very entertaining. It has some really good music. However, its not enough to pull me away from "You are my Destiny". Im not sure if this is because I started watching "You are my Destiny" first? But it is not better then "You are my Destiny". It is good enough though to pull me away from my video games (which if you knew me this is quite a feat). I am a video game addict, so anything that can pull me away from those things must be decent! I would give this a solid 7.5 out of 10 rating. I will post more on the show as I watch more episodes!

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