13 February 2012

He Was Cool (Drama) Review

Title: He Was Cool
Also known as: Cool Boy / The Cool Guy
Genre: Romance, comedy
Episodes: 21
Broadcast period: 2008-Feb to 2008-Jun
Cast: Yang Lei and Lou Bin.

Han Qian Hui (Yang Lei) is a somewhat dumb, but nice girl; she lets her family take advantage of her by making her do all the chores at home, and she does it, because she tries to avoid any conflict, even comes up with stupid ides to do so.
She one day, by accident, throws a bottle and hits the school beauty, raging a lot of guys. Fleeing from the mob, she is corned, but saved by her senior / Mr. popular, whom she instantly falls for. To make things complicated, Mr. popular happens to be the school beauty’s brother.
He is the head of the schools dance groups; several groups try to challenge them, including a trio called ‘The Three Musketeers’ with Zheng Yin Sheng (Lou Bin), who has a grudge against Mr. popular, as the leader. Yin Sheng is known to be rude, vicious and arrogant, which Qian Hui experiences first hand, as she by accident yells out his name wrongly, when she wanted to root for him, and ends up on Yin Shengs blacklist…

This drama is what I would call a ‘space-drama’ cause it fills the space when you are fed up with melodramas or said long: “drama-you-want-to-watch-so-that-you-don’t-have-to-use-your-brain”. Lol, it ain’t bad, well yeah it is, but somehow a feel-good drama, like I didn’t hate it. The cast, most of it, can’t act, the filming was bad as well and not to mention the odd screenplay. BUT the storyline was good, inspired by one of my favorite Korean movies, He Was Cool. It doesn’t really remind me much of the movie. I actually think it was original in its own way. A Sweet / Awkward / Silly / Tacky drama : )

☆☆ / 2 out of 5 stars

♥♥♥ / 3 out 5 hearts

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