25 January 2015

Operation Proposal Review

Title: Operation Proposal
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Time Travel
Episodes: 16
Broadcast period: 2012-Feb to 2012-Mar
Cast: Yoo Seung Ho, Park Eun Bin, Go Kyung Pyo, Kim Ye Won, Lee Hyun Jin and Park Young Seo.

Kang Baek Ho (Yoo Seung Ho) was once a baseball player with a lot of ambition. Now, due to things happening in his past, he is working as an office employee. His life is quite normal until he one day the love of his life and childhood friend Ham Yi Seul (Park Eun Bin) is to get married. Even after spending all his life close to her, he has never been able to tell her or confess his feelings. After her watches her getting married, he stumbles upon a love letter Yi Seul had written to him in middle school. Heartbroken over his own coward-ness, he is greeted by a man claiming to be a ‘Conductor of Time’. He gives Baek Ho a second chance: to let him go back in time and fix his relationship with Yi Seul – and confess his feelings. But people don’t change so quickly: will Beak Ho be able to correct his past, and finally covey his feelings towars Yi Seul?

When I was watching it I was very hesitant as I am a huge Operation Daisakusen fan, but to be honest this really is a good drama. From what I remember of the Japanese drama Yamapi goes back to time and fixes points in the past – but doesn’t really do much (except for having Aragaki fall for him more) to the time stream. The thing that I really liked about this drama was the alternation of the time stream, meaning that whatever he does in the past does not only affect him and the female, but everyone else around them – which is the butterfly effect.
The characters are pretty original, though some of them remind me of the characters from the Japanese one – except Yoo Seung Ho, who managed to make this character his very own, and that is really a tough job to do.
I’ll stop talking now. Summing it up: a good remake with a good story and cast.

☆☆☆☆/ 4 out of 5 stars

♥♥♥♥½ / 4½ out of 5 hearts

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