There must be a hidden meaning behind the title but I’m a cheese lover anyway so I’ll take it for what it is. Cheese in the Trap is a 16 episode TvN drama based on a much-loved webtoon. Even though I haven’t seen the former, I think this might be one where the TV adaptation manages to live up to the hype.
Cheese in the Trap had me grinning from the first few seconds. Hong Seol’s drunken shenanigans peaked my interest and I wanted to know why she was pointing an accusatory finger at the seemingly-innocent Yoo Jung.
Episode 1 revolves around the madness that comes with registering for classes on the first day of school. Hong Seol (Kim Go Eun) is your average university student and she has systematically planned the perfect class schedule and secured a seat in Professor Han’s class as a surefire way to keep her scholarship.
First Impressions: I like how Seol’s character can be so plain awkward yet adorable at the same time. I look forward to seeing the budding romance between the two leads especially since Yoo Jung is clearly making an effort to pursue Seol. The episode flew by in the sense that I didn’t feel any minute was wasted, even Seol’s friends Eun Taek and Bo Ra were hilarious (ahem, the classroom scene).
But then again, I confess to getting occasionally swayed by Seol’s conspiracy theories. What if her often unfounded cynicism towards Yoo Jung turns out to be true? The appearance of siblings Baek In Ho and Baek In ha already foreshadows a backstory behind the mysterious Yoo Jung. Is this actually a thriller and not a rom-com? Is Park Hae Jin the cheese and Kim Go Eun the mouse to be trapped?
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