Title: Fermentation Family
AKA: Kimchi Family
Genre: Family, romance
Broadcast period: 2011-Dec to 2012-Feb
Cast: Song Il Gook, Park Jin Hee, Lee Min Young, Kim Young Hoon.
After her father suddenly leaves the family kimchi restaurant to go on a journey, Lee Kang San (Park Jin Hee) and her sister are left to take care of the place. The restaurant not only is in debt, a food company selling the same products wants to buy the shop and land. Kang San has always fought with her father, because he wanted her to take over, but she had ambitions and a job in the salad-making. Once he leaves, she decides to return, and embraces herself with vague memories of her mother’s recipes.
When the good hearted goon Ki Ho Tae (Song Il Gook) runs from his gang, he seeks refugee in the same restaurant. Kang San and Ho Tae have met earlier, when he criticized her salad, so letting him stay was not something she yearned for, but when everyone else tells her to let him she settles.
Ho Tae lost his memories when he was younger, but he vaguely remembers some things, and when first came to the restaurant he decided to stay and try find out why the place seems so familiar. Slowly but surely he starts to regain his memories, but as it turns out its far more complicated and twisted than he thought…
My reason for watching this drama was because of Song Il Gook, after watching him in Crime Squad I had to see this, and I wasn’t disappointed. He chooses dramas that really surprise me, and it’s hard to surprise me. They are so tangled up that I don’t know the ending, which I always guess, but both dramas had this ‘feel’ which makes you want to watch them. It’s funny, even though they are so low budget, I love it. I’m actually sad to let this one go, not like feeling it’s not finished, but more of a feeling of liking this family and their way of dealing with things, kind of weird, never had this before…
Anyhow, I enjoyed it : )
☆☆☆☆ / 4 out of 5 stars
♥♥♥♥ / 4 out of 5 hearts