Network / Studio: MBC Genre: Drama, Comedy
Year: 2012 Episodes: 16
Director: Kang Dae-Sun Writer: Jo Jung-Hwa
Where to Watch: You can find it on Viki or DramaFever.
Recaps: You will find episode recaps on Dramabeans.
A woman is the top designer at a shoe company. She is called "Gold Miss" because she is in her mid-30's, single, and financially successful. She mistakenly spends a drunken night with a counterfeit shoe peddler and becomes pregnant.
Kim Sun-Ah as Ji-An
Lee Jan-Woo as Tae-Kang
Park Gun-Hyung as Jo Eun-Sung (A.K.A "Doctor without Border/Boundaries")
Im Soo-hyang as Yeom/Jang Na-ri
In her mid to late 30s, Ji-An (Kim Sun-Ah) is a successful shoes designer and a director. Unfortunately, she's about to go through menopause. But our protagonist doesn't care, she isn't interested in things like marriage or children. Ji-An is only interested in shoes and her job, designing them. Then there is 20 something year old Tae-Kang (Lee Jang-Woo), who dreams of becoming rich, but for now works with his dad making imitation high-end shoes.
While Ji-An attends her father's 70th birthday party, she receives a phone call that something is wrong with the prep work for a fashion show. Ji-An leaves the party and rushes to the fashion show. On her way there she runs into a motorcycle driven by Tae-Kang. They have an argument over who caused the accident, but, finally, Ji-An offers to pay for the minor damages on his motorcycle if he gives her a lift to the fashion show. Tae-Kang accepts and Ji-An makes it to the show and fixes the problem.
Afterwards, Tae-Kang takes Ji-An to the hotel where her father is having his birthday celebration. When they arrive, Ji-An discovers that her parents have already left. Tae-Gang then takes her to the Seoul Station to catch her parents before they leave. Ji-An is able catch up to her parents right before they board the train. Her father complains about Ji-An leaving early and they have an argument. After her parents leave Ji-An cries on a bench. Tae-Gang follows her to get money for his motorcycle repair.
They then begin to talk and discover that they have some things in common, like not being the greatest kids to their parents. They then go to a restaurant which Tae-Kang's friend runs. When they are about to leave, Tae-Kang tries to put her into a taxi, but she is so drunk he can't. The next morning they find themselves in bed together. They pretend like nothing happened and go their separate ways.
What happens next? Well, you'll have to watch to find out.
I do, I do like these pictures!
As this is my first K-drama of this kind, I have nothing to compare it to (not that I want to). I know I liked it till the end. This show was a great mix of romance, drama, friendship and comedy and got me out of my post-TK2H funk. At the heart of this show was, well, heart. This drama sheds light on what happens when a woman suddenly becomes pregnant out-of-wedlock in a conservative environment and how it affects her relationship with society and the chaos that ensures. You get to see the trials she goes through to be able to reach where she is at the end.
If you don't fall in love with the two main, especially Tae-Kang, something might be wrong with you. He is so earnest and pure that the screen lights up whenever he comes on. And his smile: Goorrgeous!
It is so refreshing that Ji-Ah did not catch the typical K-Drama female lead syndrome. Ya know, when they are all fluff and no substance. She is strong and stubborn but viewers get to see a softer, more vulnerable side as the show progresses. I love the fact that it reverses societal roles: Ji-Ah is the Alpha in the relationship.
Characters interacting with other characters feel natural and it helps smooth the flow of the story. The way Tae-Kang falls in love with Ji-Ah is beautiful. You see it happen bit and bit and you can't help but root for him. Not once did I doubt his love.
The main characters had chemistry and I looked forward to seeing them on screen. Tae-Kang was so adorable but the Doc, Jo Eun-Sung (in his matter-of-fact, weird way), was too.
This is not only a love story, it's a story about how you face the obstacle in front of you: do you run and hide or do you fight back?
It's mature, yet silly and fun. It's the taste and feel of first love and unrequited love.
Definitively my cup'a tea. I would give it a 4 out of 5 because there were some things that could have been expanded upon. But I love the ending, so I'm not complaining.
I do, I do...especially if you like reversal-of-roles comedies. But if you don't, still try it. You never know, you might end up loving it.
NOTE: The plot summary was taken from AsianWiki. I just edited it.