I have always enjoy watching romance comedy since my school days. There were many romance comedy movies that I had watched and here are a list of movies which I enjoyed watching. Feel free to share with me your favorite movies or dramas. If you are looking for some old school dramas to reminisce, please look for this link: DramaQueen Old-School Korean dramas list.
Title: 100 days with Mr Arrogant
Starring: Kim Jae Won, Ha Ji Won
Storyline: Ha-Yeong (Ha Ji Won) a high school student, accidentally kicked a can and hit a rich college student Hyun-Jun. He demanded $3000 for the car scratched. Unable to pay the compensation, Ha-Yeong signed an enslavement agreement with Hyun-Jun to be his slave for 100 days. They gradually fall for each other.
My thoughts: I absolutely love the main leads. Ha Ji Won does have great chemistry with all her co-stars! The story itself is chessy, unbelievable and cute. All the goofy, hilarious situations and imaginations, together with those over-the-top exergerated expressions were the highlights. I supposed these are the elements of a typical Korean romance comedy drama. Yes, it is supposed to be romance comedy, therefore the storyline is plain silly. I must admit that I just watch this show with little expectation and normally this type of movie is predictable. My advice is just to watch this movie to relax your mind and get ready for some good laugh. This is the first time where Kim Jae Won whose nickname is killer smile and milky skin attempted a romantic comedy movie.
Title: My Sassy Girl
Starring: Jun Ji Hyun, Chae Tae Hyun
Storyline: Gyeon-Woo (Chae Tae Hyun) an engineering college student met a nameless girl (Jun Ji Hyun) on the train. Their fate has crossed and a series of abuses unfolds. However, Gyeon-Woo is determined to heal the girl's wound and to overcome her pain.
My thoughts: Chae Tae Hyun is a good actor and I pity his character in this movie because of his silliness. His face looked like a "wounded puppy" that is quite comical. Everytime when he was been abused by the girl, my heart goes out to him. Nonetheless, I did laughed at him and thought it was funny for him to be mistreated by Jun Ji Hyun. This is a rather complicated feeling because I really feels for the characters. One moment the scenario can be funny and the next moment can be touching. Sometimes, I root for the leads to be together and sometimes, I rather Gyeon-Wooi stop being foolish with his thoughts. Anyway, I truly recommend this movie because of the nice plot, amazing chemistry between the leads and the beautiful theme song - I believe.
Title: My Little Bride
Starring: Kim Rae Won, Moon Geum Young
Storyline: Bo-Eun (Moon Geum Young) is an ordinary high school girl that worries about grades and has a crushed on a baseball team ace, Jung Woo. One day, her grandfather order her to marry Sang-Min (Kim Rae Won) who is in his twenties because of an old pact he had made with Sang Min grandfather.
My thoughts: I am bias towards Kim Rae Won and I totally root for Moon Geum Young with him. The storyline is illogical and weird but I do enjoyed the interactions between the leads. They started out as strangers and begin to know each other better. Nowadays, young people believe in freedom of love and refused to have arranged marriage. What do you think? I personally felt that arrange marriage will be good if the couple truly love each other. Sometimes, if we don't try, we would never know what is the outcome. Nonetheless, this is a sweet movie that is nice to watch for the first time but you may not want to watch it again.
Title: 200 Pounds Beauty
Starring: Kim Ah Joong, Joo Jin Mo
Storyline: Hana (Kim Ah Joong) is an overweight phone sex employee and the ghost singer of Ammy, a famous pop singer who used lip sync. He was humiliated by Ammy infront of her crush Sang Jun ( Joo Jin Mo). Heartbroken, Hana attempted suicide. Fortunately she was saved by her phone sex customer who happened to be a plastic surgeon.
My thoughts: Come to think of it, it is quite sad that the society shaped us the way we are. The influence of the media affected our perspective about being unique individual that people can accept just the way we truly are. After watching this movie, I felt that the movie is trying to convey this message: In order for people to accept us, we ought to accept and love ourselves first. Confidence is the key factor and some people resort to plastic surgery to achieve certain looks which boasted their confidence. This movie emphasize on how people judge through appearance and how shallow some people are. Nonetheless, there is a reality to this situation. I like the ending of this movie and it definitely end in a positive note.
Title: My Boyfriend is Type B
Starring: Lee Dong Gun, Han Ji Hye
Storyline: Lee Dong Gun protrays title character Young-Bin, a handsome but obnoxious young man. On the opposite side of the spectrum is the beautiful Han-Min, a meek university student looking for true love, but never seems to find it. They know each other after a phone incident.
My thoughts: I love the main leads chemistry. The couple developed to real life lovers after this film. As usual, the story is cheesy and ridiculous. I mean since when did the Koreans does this type of romance-comedy seriously? However, I did enjoyed the whole show because it is interesting. It is dreamy for a girl next door to meet and fall in love with a handsome young chap.
Title: My Tutor Friend
Starring: Kim Ha Neul, Kwon Sang Woo
Storyline: This story is about Kim Ji Hoon (Kwon Sang Woo) and Choi Su Wan ( Kim Ha Nuel ) both 21 years old. Su Wan is in the second year of university, while Ji Hoon is repeating his senior high school. Su Wan mother works in their family business, selling chicken. To help out, Su Wan gives tution to other children. However, she often gets fired after hitting the students. One day, she was offered a huge sum of money to teach Ji Hoon, who often fights in school.
My thoughts: A pretty interesting movie about status and love. Initially, they detest each other and eventually fall for each other towards the end. Two people with different background status overcome all obstacles. Definitely a good movie for romantic freaks.
Title: The Art Of Seduction
Starring: Son Ye Jin, Song II Gong
Storyline: Min Jun ( Song II Gong ) and Ji Won ( Son Ye Jin ) are the first class "players", who are dating gurus with 100% success rate in any dating pursuits. After their encounters, they realised that they had met a match in each other. However, like the veteran players that they are, these two should'nt show any sign of weakness in their dating tactics. Who will emerge victorious and become the last player standing?
My thoughts: Both of the main leads are easy on the eyes and charismatic in their own ways. They were trying their best to dominate the other party and desperate to win in their game. Sure enough, the actors have a great time flirting with each other and the audience have fun watching it.
Title: Speedy Scandal
Starring: Cha Tae Hyun, Park Bo Young
Storyline: Former teen idols Nam Hyeon Soon ( Chae Tae Hyun ) who think he is pretty popular is in his thirties and working as a radio DJ. A lady named Hwang Jeong Nam ( Park Bo Young ) sent stories about her as a single mother to the radio station, telling him that she is finding her father. When he finds out that he is the father of Jeong Nam when she came to his apartment with her son Ki-dong, he could not accept it. How is Hyeon Soon going to deal with this sudden changes?
My thoughts: Cha Tae Hyun excel in this role as the cowardly, self absorbed celebrity. He is always hiding this 'secret' because of his burden as a celebrity. I enjoyed watching the process of Hyeon Soon transformation and I was touched by the story towards the end. The child actor is very adorable and Park Bo Young did well in protraying a single mother. This is a highly recommended movie that has a good ending.
Title: He was cool
Starring: Song Seung Heon, Jang Da Bin
Storyline: This story is about a cheerful high school girl named Han Ye Won. She is a sweet, clumsy and warm girl. On the other hand, Ji Eun Sung ( Song Seung Heon ) is a well known bully from a vocational school. They gradually fall in love after a kissing incident.
My thoughts: There was a saying - girls are attracted to bad boys. I do not know how true it is, but after watching this movie I am personally attracted to this cool guy - Song Seung Heon. He is dashing and handsome in this role. Regarding the storyline, I felt that Ji Eun Sung is actually very pitiful since his father died because of AIDS. The people around him do not dare to be near him. I do think that this movie has an education purpose to the public regarding AIDS awareness. Towards the end of this movie, I am glad to see the connection between the leads which stretched back to their childhood.
Title: I'm a cyborg, But that is Ok
Starring: Rain (Bi), Im Soo Jung
Storyline: This film take place mostly in a metal institution. Young Goon ( Im Soo Jung ) is a young woman working in a factory constructing radios and she believed that she is a cyborg. Her delusion is characterize by refusing to eat ( lick batteries and electric shock herself) According to her mother Young Goon had shown signs of delusion after a childhood trauma which involved her mentally ill grandmother being taken away by the 'white people'.
II Soon ( Rain ), a young mental patient is anti-social and kleptomania. He is described as a person with no sympathy and he claimed that he is able to steal people souls and conscience. He likes to wear a hand make rabbit mask and is fascinated by Young Goon.
My thoughts: This movie is plain silly in the storyline and everything. However, it is refreshing to watch a romance comedy that has a different setting and unusual characters. This movie shows that even mental patients may fall in love with each other. There were some scenes that was touching, heart-warming and funny. I do like the movie because of the simplicity and the innocent love between the characters. However, this is not a movie you would want to watch again because of the weak narrative in the storyline.