22 May 2016

My Little Baby Review

Title: My Little Baby
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Episodes: 16
Broadcast period: 2016-Mar to 2016-Apr
Cast: Oh Ji Ho, Lee Soo Kyung, Kim Min Jae and Nam Ji Hyun.

Cha Jung Han (Oh Ji Ho) is a capable police detective known for his abilities to catch criminals in a very short period of time. Liked and respected by his fellow colleagues and known to be against marriage and children, believing a man ‘has-lost-his-balls” when he chooses family over work or friends.
Everything changes when his sister and brother-in-law pass away in a car accident, leaving him his baby niece under his care. As a complete newbie in the ‘baby-section’ Jung Han has no idea how to take care of the child, so he decides to live with his friend Yoon Min (Kim Min Jae) who owns a cafĂ© close by, to help him. At first he believes that the child caring is the biggest problem, until he greets his neighbor who is no other than his former colleague Jo Ji Young (Jung Soo Young), whom he had a bit of (severe) disagreement with. Ji Young is the neighborhood society leader, meaning she is the one that runs the community around the neighborhood, and she will do anything to make him move, making life hell for Jung Han.
At the same time Jung Han is getting annoyed at his upstairs neighbor only to find out it is his first love Han Ye Seul (Lee Soo Kyung) who now is married and has child on her own. How will things turn out?

Okay, so when I read about this I wasn’t really expecting this: I was kind of expecting a cute family bonding drama, but instead got a melodramatic-ahjumma-fighting comedy with a hint of romance. As an overall drama it is kind of funny and quite interesting, it just doesn’t hide the fact that it’s low-budget. Don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of low-budget great dramas, but this one just loses a lot with where it has been cut. I’m talking about the backstories and the flashbacks. They could have been used a bit better, and the entire feud should have been shorter… I mean 14 episodes is way too long, even if one episode is 30 min.
The cast did an okay job; kind of surprised Oh Ji Ho took another cop character after Cheo Yong but I guess it suits him.
To sum up: a funny comedy with a bit of romance and family (sort of).

☆☆☆ / 3 out of 5 stars

♥♥♥ / 3 out of 5 hearts

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