Saturday, May 23, 2015

Emergency Couple

Episodes: 21 
Synopsis ( 
Some couples marry for love but can’t overcome the objections of their families. Chang Min (Choi Jin Hyuk), a medical student, falls in love with and marries Jin Hee (Song Ji Hyo), a dietitian, despite the objections of Chang Min’s family, which is full of successful doctors. Chang Min’s family cuts him off and he is forced to drop of medical school and go to work as a pharmaceutical sales rep, but the strains and pressures from his family finally wear on the couple, and Chang Min and Jin Hee divorce. After they separate, Chang Min returns to his medical education and Jin Hee also puts herself through medical school. Years later, they meet up again unexpectedly when they both start their internships in the emergency department of a hospital. Can the couple survive their three-month rotation in close proximity to one another? “Emergency Couple,” also known as “Emergency Man and Woman,” is a 2014 South Korean drama series directed by Kim Cheol Kyu.

       I really liked this drama a lot. It was really cute and humorous. It was such an enjoyable watch with lovable actors and actresses. I really liked the whole set up for this drama. It was really interesting. All the actors and actresses were absolutely endearing. I loved the interaction between Choi Jin Hyuk and Song Ji Hyo. Especially in the hospital environment, it made falling in love stressful and filled with events. The "evil mother" that always appears in dramas was despicable but at the same time someone you felt sorry for as her own marriage wasn't working the way she wanted it to. 
          There were a lot of flashbacks in the episodes. I think it was a way to make the readers know what happened in the past and also allow us to empathize in that moment. However, it did feel a bit excessive at times. Like, thank you...I get the point now. In a sense, this was very similar to Cunning Single Lady in that two people divorce only to meet again and have their feelings rekindled while understanding previous misunderstandings. The second lead didn't really play too much of a role in this drama. He was an evidently weaker character than Choi Jin Hyuk. It really wasn't that much of a dilemma when it came to falling in love and choosing between one of them. This drama was a very light and fluffy watch. 

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