02 July 2015

The Lover Review

Title: The Lover
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Episodes: 12
Broadcast Period: Apr-2015 to Jun-2015
Cast: Oh Jung Se, Ryu Hyun Kyung, Jung Joon Young, Choi Yeo Jin, Takuya Terada, Lee Jae Joon, Kang Kyun Sung

A story that depicts four different couples living together in one apartment complex.
Room 609: Both in their thirties, Oh Do Si (Oh Jung Se) is a voice actor and Ryu Doo Ri (Ryu Hyun Kyung) is a blogger. They simply chose to live together instead of getting married, and have been sharing an apartment for two years. 
Room 610: Jung Young Joon (Jung Joon Young) and Choi Ji Nyeo (Choi Yeo Jin) are a couple that's twelve years apart in age. Ji Nyeo has the personality of a penny-pinching ahjumma and basically supports her younger boyfriend in the hope that he will someday realize his dream, while Young Joon is an unemployed musician who carries around a guitar he doesn't know how to play. 
Room 709: Lee Joon Jae (Lee Jae Joon) is a loner who prefers to stay at home, but is forced to find a roommate for financial reasons. He doesn't even want to exchange unnecessary small talk so he advertises for a foreigner who can't speak Korean very well. Enter Takuya, a Japanese guy on his travels. Takuya thinks Joon Jae is wasting his youth, and begins to draw him out into the world.

Hmm, I can’t decide if this were a failure or success for me. One thing I know for sure, that it was so real-to-life, meaning I found it to be so realistic, and I’m sure people that are cohabitating with someone, could relate to a lot of stuff in it. However, it just didn’t work for me. There were many hilarious things in it, but after finishing one episode, it was so hard to click the next episode. Imagine that for 12 episodes, I’m so exhausted now, although I never found myself bored with it. Oh god why does it have to be so complicated to explain, you guys get me right :b ? There can be dramas that you just can’t figure out why it didn’t click for you. Anyway there were no main story, just the fact it’s about the people living in that apartment complex. It consists of many short story, which I found to be relaxing, not complicated or anything. The actors were good too, and there were many rookies, but also some seniors, so a watchable mix. I do recommend it since, it’s something new in Kdrama-land, so why not? :B

☆☆☆☆ / 4 out of 5 stars

♥♥♥ / 3 out of 5 hearts

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