07 April 2014

Nail Shop Paris Review

Title: Nail Shop Paris
AKA: Nail Salon Paris
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Fantasy
Episodes: 10
Broadcast period: 2013-May to 2013-Jun
Cast: Park Gyu Ri, Jun Ji Hoo, Song Jae Rim and Cheon Doong.

Hong Yeo Joo (Park Gyu Ri) is an online writer and has a big number of fans. When being approached to get published by a publishing company, she immediately agrees, but is surprisingly accused of plagiarizing several books. She gets the offer to write a new book, though to make sure it isn’t someone else’s work. Unable to starts a story she goes on the street to get inspiration; that is where she encounters Alex (Jun Ji Hoo), a flower boy who saves a woman in distress. While following him she finds out that he works at a nail shop, which excites her since she is sure no one has ever had a lead that is a manicurist. Entering the shop she meets two other flower boys: Jin (Cheon Doong) and Kay (Song Jae Rim). That is where she sees the sign of help wanted - but male.
So she decides to dress up as a boy to find the last few details in order to make a story based in Alex…

Hmm…? Okay, so if you are going to make a story about a girl dressing up as a guy, first off: why do they all suddenly have to fall for her? Second, what’s with the weird storyline? Third, GUMIHO? GHOSTS? SHAMANS? WHAAAT? I think I was more confused than ever while watching this, not because it is complicated, but because of the ridiculous screen play and plot. I mean it is as if a child has taken 5 different plots and added it in one short drama. Adding a girl in an all pretty boy shop + having the main and supporting actor fall for her + adding story of a GUMIHO (yeah you heard me) + adding “crime solving nail artists”… And that is just the beginning. I cannot say I was bored, and I did actually watch it till the end, so its not all that bad.

☆☆½ / 2½ out of 5 stars

♥♥½ / 2½ out of 5 hearts

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