Out of all the currently airing dramas, this romantic comedy is definitely the one with the most amount of comedy…and the most bizarre male lead ever.
Revolutionary Love is a rags to riches story with a twist about a sensible girl, Baek Joon (Kang Sora) struggling to make ends meet by doing several part time jobs, as she doesn’t believe that a ‘career’ is truly stabilizing and that corporate wolves will only use her and chew her out. She ends up being entangled with a conglomerate son, Byun Hyuk (Choi Siwon) his father’s company prominent in the corporate world, making her defy her own rules as the fish-out-of-water and childish son falls head over heels for her and gets into all kinds of trouble and unfortunate events.
I know Siwon is known for playing very comedic and childish characters but this one takes the cake – it’s one character that would even outdo Louis from Shopping King Louis. What the Writer clearly states through the show is that the drama is basically a retelling of the story of On Dal the fool and the Princess who turns him into a great war hero; it’ll take a great female to turn him into a great man even if he’s useless and a complete fool to the world.
I like how it’s the female who redeems the male of any of his failings, turning him into a good man by the end of the show. Byun Hyuk’s heart is truly pure but his naiveté (which is EXTREMELY hard to watch at most times) brings out a form of pure love without any schemes or typical K-drama rich-guy persona that’s aggressive – I say props to the Writer and Director for that. However, I find it really hard to believe that a man his age and size could be that dense. To the point that I’m already ripping my hair out by the third episode.
Of course there’s Byun Hyuk’s Secretary and closest friend, Kwon Je Hoon (Gong Myung) whose had to take the burnt of all the things Byun Hyuk has run into, even being physically abused by Byun Hyuk’s father. He’s a far more complex character and it’ll be messy to see what happens when the love triangle starts an all-out war (if it comes to that) and where loyalties lie. Kwon Je Hoon is definitely the smart one, but that means he’s far more calculating and hides his feelings – the complete opposite of Byun Hyuk.
Overall, I don’t think this drama is anything truly impressive but it’s definitely the one drama that offers plenty of laughs with a light air to it. If you’re looking for something that’ll save you from an emotional rollercoaster or a show where you don’t have to read too much into it, then Revolutionary Love is for you.
Visually speaking, this is one good looking main cast so I’m not upset about casting at all! Not at all! ?
Release Date: October 14, 2017 (Eng Sub available on Dramafever)