It started innocently enough. We were scraping the bottom of what Netflix had to offer and I had some free time during naps. As embarrassed as I am to admit it, that innocent journey into the world of Korean dramedy has led to an almost 20 hour a week obsession. Apparently, it's my new part-time job. Just imagine what I could be getting done with that time...
-A good looking, elite business man will meet an average looking, quirky, lower class girl.
-He is bored and dissatisfied with his life. Also, he's snobbish and kind of a jerk.
-She is usually sweet and spunky with many friends and yet is constantly being overlooked professionally and can't get ahead OR she just isn't that smart. Also, she is almost always the daughter of a single parent.
-She will never know who he is at first, though it seems that everyone else in the city does.
-They'll hate each other.
-He's never met anyone like her, but he can't quite justify his obsession because of her lower class status.
-One of them eventually becomes lost in the woods, gets very ill or injured and the other has to rescue and/or nurse them back to health. This is when they realize how deeply they have come to care for each other.
-Cheesy, overly dramatic theme music will swell at every possible opportunity. Theme music is often a mix of both English and Korean and the English part will get hopelessly stuck in your head.
-He will risk losing his inheritance and/or position due to his being in love with the poor girl.
-Just at the moment when he has decided to risk it all and she has figured out that she loves him too a misunderstanding with occur that will throw everything for a loop. That, or the dude will get hit by a car, sink into a coma and then have amnesia.
If you are scraping the bottom of the Netflix barrel, enjoy romantic drama/comedy and don't mind subtitles, definitely check one out. Here are my favorites: Lie To Me, Playful Kiss, Tamra The Island, Boys Over Flowers, My Princess, Secret Garden and Winter Sonata. I'm currently watching Protect the Boss. Don't be surprised if you become obsessed, too.
Have a Happy Day!