Review – Sungkyunkwan Scandal
I recently rewatched Sungkyunkwan Scandal, for… what? Maybe the sixth time? It’s an adorable romantic comedy. It is, in my opinion, the best historical romantic comedy. Still standing strong since 2010. It has it all. The best of all the tropes. All your favorite things. All the things you hope to see in a romantic comedy. All the tricks of the trade done just right. And for some reason, it’s impossible for me to write a review about it. Every time I try, I just end up wanting to watch it again. Sometimes you just have a to watch it. When everyone agrees that it’s awesome – how many reviews do you need to read, anyways? Trust the crowd. It’s true. It’s really, really freaking good.
The cast is perfect. The lead male is the most delightful stick in the mud nerd… and let’s face it, how often is the main character an uptight, mega nerd? But it works! It works because they paired him off with a equally smart lady disguised as a man, who has a sense of humor and a flair for drama. It works because they balanced him off with polar opposite friends – a carefree, socialite who is interested in fashion and flirting (Yeorim! Oh, how I love him!) and a misfit, rebel who is interested in fighting and social justice won through actions over words. They’re all awesome. I wanted to be bestie with all these besties.
Just watch it. You won’t be sorry. You’ll laugh and be entertained and smitten and charmed. It’s unavoidable. It’s so well written – the cast is large and memorable.
Overall Rating – 10/10. Nerds in Love.