Drama Review: Faith, final score: 70%


Drama Title: 신의

English Title: Faith/The Great Doctor

Episodes: 24

Channel: SBS

Genre: historical, romance

Cast: Lee Min Ho, Kim Hee Sun, Lee Phillip, Park Se Yeong, Ryoo Deok Hwan

Description: a modern-day surgeon is kidnapped and taken back 700 years to the Goryeo Dynasty in Korean history. General Choi Young (played by Lee Min Ho), a warrior, abducts Dr. Eun Soo (played by Kim Hee Sun) and returns to his time period so that the doctor can save the injured Princess No Guk. Can Dr. Eun Soo do what is being asked of her and return to her own time period? Or will she have faith in her heart and stay in the past to help the king become a better ruler who cares for and heals his people? (source: viki.net)

Tropes: time-travel, court intrigues, inept villains, icy hero, bubbly heroine, bromance, hurt/comfort

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Drama Review: Nice Guy, final score 85%


Drama Title: 착한남자

English Title: Nice Guy/The Innocent Man

Episodes: 20

Channel: KBS2

Genre: melodrama, romance

Cast: Song Joong Ki, Moon Chae Won, Park Si Yeon

Description: Ma Ru would have done anything for Jae Hee, the love of his life. But she uses his love to let him take the blame for a murder she committed, then marries an older, rich man to escape her life of poverty. Devastated by her betrayal, Ma Ru is a changed man. Once a promising medical student, he now works as a bartender and gigolo, using women to get what he wants. When he meets the daughter of Jae Hee’s new husband, Eun Gi, he realizes he can use her to bring down the first love who betrayed him. (source: viki.net)

Tropes: wronged hero, chaebol heirs and company takeovers, amnesia, noble idiocy

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