Review – I’m Not A Robot
A syrupy sweet show – with zero substance and great flavor. Like a stack of pancakes. You know it’s not a well balanced meal… but who cares? It’s cheap, it’s fluffy, it’s yummy and it required very little preparation time or monetary investment.
Basic plot – young uber rich guy has an allergy to humans, so he’s locked himself away in his mansion and helped fund A.I. research, in the hope of having some companionship. The A.I. research team runs into some trouble and ends up having to substitute the actual robot they created for the girl the robot was modeled after. So the billionaire ends up completely fooled and falls in love with his “machine”… all the while overcoming his “allergy” and making friends along the way. It’s super cheesy. And honestly, that’s about all there is to the plot. Like a cutesy shojo manga.
Yoo Seung-Ho is handsome and amusing as the neurotic rich guy with no social skills. Chae Soo-Bin is endearing as the human disguised as a robot, comically attempting to manage her new “master,” her ex-boyfriend, her failing business ideas and her life. The research team is full of lovable, goofy nerds. There are other characters, but they’re not exactly needed – they’re just an assortment of jellies on the table. Everyone has lots of heart-to-heart moments, some sappy tears and group hugs. It’s just a feel good dessert disguised as an entree.
Seriously. This sums up the whole show better than any written review:
Any why not have some pancakes? Who doesn’t love ’em?
Overall Rating: 7.5/10. Sticky Sweet.
Review – Oh My Ghostess
Can I just say now right now that my favorite thing about this cute little show was the epic girl-friendship between the professor the shaman? How adorable were they? I loved that we had two older women coming together as friends with no common ground whatsoever other than the fact they were both lonely and needed a buddy. Sometimes that is all it takes. Their friendship made the entire story better, like having home made icing on a cake instead of store bought. Sure, we were gonna eat that cake regardless… but now it’s just so much yummier.
Oh My Ghostess was a cute, supernatural romance about a shy young girl who gets possessed by a horny extroverted ghost – which both makes her life better and worse. The horny ghost is convinced if she can lose her virginity to man of vitality, then she will let go of the grudge keeping her from crossing over to the next world. When that man of vitality happens to be the shy girl’s boss and secret crush, hilarity ensues.
Park Bo-Young was so adorable and funny in this show – jumping back and forth between a wide eyed innocent and a shameless rambunctious hussy with ease – that’s great acting prowess, right there. Cho Jung-Seok played the male lead, a persnickety chef who’s a bit of a narcissist but also a surprisingly sweet romantic at heart. His character transformation over the show was as just as impressive as the female lead. Throw in a bunch of playful restaurant coworkers, a gigantic cop with a little boy’s smile, the dead girl’s family, and a murder mystery or two… and you’ve got a nice way to spend sixteen hours.
It was a fun little romance and I can see why so many people have recommended this show over the years. Add me to the list. I recommend it too.
Overall Rating – 8/10. Don’t Die A Virgin In Korea.
Review – Tunnel
There’s a lot to like about this show. The unusual plotline. The adorable cop shenanigans and bromances everywhere (all the main cops are dudes in this show and they’re all extremely lovable). The tangled web of time travel. The serial killer(s) and their damaged childhoods. I enjoyed the whole thing. A quality drama, highly recommended.
Overall Rating – 8/10. Grumpy Time Traveling Detective Solves An Old Case.
A little bit more about characters follows (very, very mild spoilers)
Review – Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo
One of most feel-good of feel-good dramas out there. I’d like to give a standing ovation to this show for presenting one of the healthiest relationships I have ever seen in a K-Drama. Could there be two more likable leads? I’m struggling to think of anyone I’ve liked together more than this adorable pair. Watching them together was magical. It was such a fun, feisty, genuine romance. It was like eating sunshine.
Plot, Short Version: While two college athletes slowly fall in love, this show will wrap you up like a warm blanket and snuggle you.
Overall Rating – 10/10. This Drama Takes Home All The Gold Medals.