Review – Sweet Stranger & Me
Welcome to backflash city. The heavy handed, overuse of backflashes in this show reminded me of K-dramas of old… when you’d have a backflash to something that literally happened in the same episode. It’s K-dramas for goldfish.
With that said, I still enjoyed this light drama. The side characters were particularly enjoyable. It’s one of those rare dramas that fully develops its side characters, so that they’re not just around as a plot device to add conflict as the two leads find love. Oh no, these side characters get their own stories and you’ll be rooting for them to find happiness too. In fact, I liked the side characters more than the lead characters. A lot more. The two second leads, the stalker sister, the goofy side-chef, the young gangster guy… I found them all to be more interesting and complicated than our reformed gangster turned chef and the grumpy stewardess. My biggest qualm with this entire series is that it didn’t firmly wrap up the endings to these people – after laying all that foundation for them, giving them walls and windows and doors… why leave us hanging? Give those people a roof, damn it, and complete their stories.
The simple version of the plot: A young woman comes home to rest shortly after her mother dies and she catches her fiance cheating on her. Once home, she discovers her mother secretly married a young man and this handsome guy is now her stepfather and owner of her family house, business, and property. Her family turns out to be full of secrets, including tons of massive debt. An extremely handsome and feisty local “Robot Museum” owner wants to buy the land to develop it into a resort… and he’s not only interested in the property, but also our leading lady. On top of all this, the girl her fiance had an affair with keeps hanging around, bringing all her drama and shenanigans with her.
It was cute. You have to suffer through the flashbacks for it, but it’s still a nice romantic show. With two very handsome leading men.
Overall Rating – 7/10. Kneading Dough… Better Than Crossfit For Upper Body Strength.
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