Monday, September 15, 2014

Cunning Single Lady

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Could she have been a little too rash in divorcing her husband? Na Ae Ra (Lee Min Jung) marries the nerdy genius Cha Jung Woo (Joo Sang Wook) but divorces him when he fails to achieve the success she wants. Although a little self-absorbed, Ae Ra learns that life is not that glamorous as a divorcée and learns to live on her own through sheer hard work. But when Ae Ra finds out that her ex-husband went on to achieve success after their divorce and is now the president of D&T Software Ventures, a venture capital company, she schemes to win him back. But can Ae Ra carry out her plan when Gook Seung Hyun (Seo Kang Joon) has his eyes set on her and his older sister, Gook Yeo Jin (Kim Gyu Ri), also vies for Jung Woo’s heart? “Cunning Single Lady,” also known as “Sly and Single Again” and “Devious Divorcée,” is a 2014 South Korean drama series directed by Go Dong Sun.

          This felt like Hi My Sweetheart in some ways. However, Hi My Sweetheart was a high school to adulthood based drama while this mostly focused on their adult life. Instead of missing opportunities like in Hi My Sweetheart, it was divorce that caused the distance and the change in characters. However, I love these kind of dramas solely for the fact that under the facade of being a cool CEO, the guy is still the dork that he was before and it takes that one girl to reveal it.
      I actually enjoyed this drama. It was well-done as a relationship that was "once married, now divorced." There was a love triangle going on at first. But thankfully, I didn't worry about it too much because her choice felt evident. As usual, there were some disputes and some moments that annoyed me (because a lot of things are quite simple but get complicated by characters). The process was cute. Some parts, it felt like it was losing the essence of how strong the girl lead was originally. But this was actually really well done and allowed the relationship to mature and to address the untold cracks that caused the divorce in the first place. It was cute and I liked the actors.

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