Happy friday! We’ve got a good mix of dramas this week from a workplace romance between a girl who lies and the guy who can sense lies to a time-travelling doctor from the Joseon era. And then there’s a look at what’s been going on in The King’s Woman. Thank you to those who contributed:)
Live Up To Your Name Dr. Heo is a fun ride back to k-dramaland if you’ve been mostly watching c-dramas like me. I’ve seen my fair share of romantic comedy, time-travel and medical dramas over the years, but never one that had all three, and whoever came up with it is a genius. The time-traveling hijinks never fail to give a good laugh, the medical parts come off emotional and hard-hitting, and well, it’s been more comedy than romance so far, but the chemistry between Kim Nam Gil and Kim Ah Joong is so natural that I’m expecting some sizzling romance down the line.
This drama basically confirms that falling into the water is the surefire way to travel through time since it’s been tried and tested in literally every other show in the genre, but what I loved about it is that it manages to come up with interesting ways to keep the story fresh. It’s so cleverly-written that even the obvious product placements have a part to play from Ha Ra’s Pandora bracelet to the Twosome coffee shop that sells coffee and cake. P.S. Given his track record, I’m really praying that Kim Nam Gil’s character survives!
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