Review – Fated to Love You
This is a romantic comedy that stays pure to its genre. It’s stupidly, adorably romantic and really, really funny. It has the same zany humor, in many respects, as The Greatest Love and The Master’s Sun (though not quite as great as either). In other words, there’s one weirdo and one normal person trying to figure out how to navigate life with weirdo in tow. The weirdo in Fated to Love You is the male lead, played by Jang Hyuk.
Try to make it through the opening scene of this drama… which is incredibly awkward and the reason I turned off this show the first time I tried to watch it several years ago. Let us all collectively wipe the shampoo commercial from our memories. It serves its purpose for introducing the character, his abs, his bizarre personality, and the product that made his family fortune, but it’s just… awkward. The pacing is off. It actually made me feel uncomfortable – both times I watched it. BUT… stick to it. If you do, you will be richly rewarded with screwball comedy and a refreshingly different (and simple) romance.
Overall Rating – 8.5/10. Cheesy, adorable rom com.