Day 28: A Drama you judged too quickly

19 May

City Hall

Come on, you didn’t think we’d do this challenge without putting the spotlight on one of our favourite Kdramas, did you?

In reflection we can’t really remember why we watched this drama in the first place. As the title suggests we judged it way before we tuned in but thankfully found out how wrong we could be.

 

Can you really blame us, look how bad this looks?

It’s a political drama dubbed a romantic comedy- does that even make sense?

Plus, at that point we didn’t have a clue who Cha Seung Won was and well we had only seen Kim Sun Ah in My name is Kim Sam Soon and frankly we weren’t fans.

Oh how things changed so quickly.

Putting aside the confused drama genre, indifferent casting and really cheesy promo material, we tuned in and never looked back.

We adored this drama from start to finish. It was one of those rare dramas that had us engaged all the way through. We remember the day that we finished it; we were totally gutted it was over. Maybe it’s just us, but have you ever finished a really great drama and then tried to tune into something else but found yourself totally indifferent to everything? Well that is exactly how we felt after we finished City Hall.

It was just so romantic and funny that it brought our expectations of future kdramas up a notch.

This OTP owed us completely. They shared such intense, wonderful chemistry that we were completely smitten by them. Who would have thought that a political drama could be so romantic? There are so many moments scattered across the drama that will make you smile like a fool at how sweet they are together. Don’t get us wrong, their relationship didn’t come easy and it’s far from a fairytale but we think we liked it even more for that.  When a OTP can successfully make us believe their love and their chemistry is as lovely as this couple, we are more than happy to witness a healthy amount of yearning, angst and pain before they get their HEA. It makes their romance all the more sweeter when they finally get together.

Who else loved the fact that he spent half the time stalking her?

Aside from the romance and the OTP being completely amazing, the script and pace is a complete standout. The storyline moves along at a great pace. You never get a chance to stop and question the drama because everything is put together so well and the script is just so smart and witty. The first half of the drama is also so funny. The OTP’s interactions will have you in stitches and will make you wonder how the hell will they ever get together when she is just so embarrassing?  Then the second half will make you question how you could have ever doubted this OTP when they just so great together. The story thankfully concludes in a really satisfying manner, we were left feeling sad to say goodbye but oh so glad we gave it a shot despite writing it off as just another Kdrama.   

Watch it for…

the laughs, some great acting and most importantly an awesome OTP.

Trust us, you won’t be disappointed.

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