I marathonned first two eps of Love Story in Harvard
I guess I have my new marathonning drama after all.
It is SO AWESOME.
(They did film in Boston a lot btw)
I really really like Hyon-Woo (Kim Rae Won's character). He is laid-back and funny and intelligent and it's totally hard for him, all the studying in the law school. And he has floppy hair and glasses and an irresistable grin. KRW's English is very strongly accented, but I can understand him, and he's supposed to have flown directly from Korea, so I have no problem with the fact. And hey, it's way better than my Korean :) The English of the guy who plays Alex Hong makes me roll my eyes though because he is supposed to have been living in the US since he was a small child.
Their concept of law school and law practice in the US and similar is a rather loose (and I am still trying to figure out why Hyon-Woo wants to study law in the US if he plans to practice in Korea, as Korea is a civil law country), but not too much more than on an American show, and certainly a lot more close than any American show would get to stuff in Korea.
Anyway, this is awesome. I totally dislike the other guy, btw, Alex Hong. And he hasn't even put any moves on the heroine yet. It's just he is so teachers' pet and show-off and everything is totally easy for him, and he knows how to play the system. While I sorta want to huggle Hyon-Woo, who is on the bad side of his Prof and is trying to do the best he can and actually putting effort into stuff. I am just thinking if I was in a class with Alex, I'd strangle him :D There is some inadverstently slashy stuff which is cute though :)
Now to the important part of any kdrama: the love story. It's great. KRW and the actress who plays Soo-In have awesome chemistry, warm and teasing. And I love LOVE Soo-In. She is totally an independent strong woman: she is studying medicine and she is funny and tongue in cheek and OMG OMG when KRW mistakes her (long story but it's understandable) for a call girl and she perpetuates it by offering to go to a motel room with him for $100? LOL.
There is a lot more laid-back joking about sexuality here btw. Maybe because they are a bit older than some of kdrama couples? Mid twenties? And I love it when he pays her to help him study a malpractice case (not something you'd do as a first year but whatever) and ends up asking her all sorts of personal questions and making her noodles? TO DIE FOR.
This is awesome.
As far as angsty love story of rich law-studying boy and poor but smart-mouthed girl? This is way better than the Ali McGraw/Ryan O'Neal Harvard tearjerker.
And not just because we get a SHOWER SCENE about ten minutes into the first ep and whoa baby. Wet, almost naked Kim Rae Won? Who has clearly has been working out a hell of a lot? He's so cut you can contemplate geometrical patterns on his torso. Yummy ones. They should put that on Harvard Law brochures.
But please please PLEASE tell me she doesn't die at the end. It doesn't look too angsolicious but it's kdrama.( Another awesome shippy MV )