Review – Which Star Are You From?
I stumbled across this romantic comedy from 2006 by chance… and what a charmer! It had everything you want from a romantic comedy – or at least, everything I want – nonstop focus on the main couple.
The plot is simple: A successful filmmaker falls in love with an elegant, rich beauty – but doesn’t measure up to her family’s standards. In a tragic accident, she dies – leaving him heartbroken. Several years later, he stumbles across this backwoods hillbilly girl who looks just like his departed lost love – and follows her to her mountain home. She’s crass, rude, wild, honest, and basically the exact opposite of everything his first love was… yet they find themselves having a blast together, fighting and bickering and playing and falling in love. Can he open his heart his again to this unexpected girl?
Though it was a simple show, it had enough twists in the road to keep me highly entertained all sixteen episodes. It was also incredibly romantic. The two leads had great chemistry – Kim Rae-Won and Jung Ryeo-Won have no trouble convincing us they are star crossed – and the female lead, in particular, was fantastic at playing dual roles – of the mysterious, lovely first love and the plucky, gregarious hillbilly with her childish braids and hair barrettes. Classic romantic K-Drama. I loved it!
Overall Rating – 9/10. Lolita of the Back Woods.