Looking for a cute Korean drama? Look no farther than Strong Woman Do Bong Soon.
My sisters and I have been addicted to the drama since it first started airing and tonight we watched the last episode. Totally worth it. Though not quite as wonderful as Healer, Strong Woman Do Bong Soon definitely makes it on my Favorite Korean Dramas List.
Do Bong Soon is a sweet, adorable girl who is secretly freakishly strong. Ahn Min Hyuk is a the CEO of a successful video game company and the recent target of several death threats. After seeing her in action, Ahn Min Hyuk hires Do Bong Soon to be his bodyguard. Shenanigans ensue. Throw in an angsty secondary lead, bumbling gangsters, and a murdering serial kidnapper, and you have a drama with a strange blend of romantic comedy, corny humor, and dark suspense.
The fact that these plot lines work together so well (aside from a few cheesy moments) is mostly due to the talent of the actors. Park Bo Young (who plays Do Bong Soon) and Park Hyung Sik (Ahn Min Hyuk) are both adorable. Though playing fairly well-worn roles (sweet poor girl/rich CEO), they bring new life to an exhausted trope. Seriously, I can’t think of any other other word for them collectively or apart than adorable and if you don’t agree, you haven’t seen the show.
The supporting cast, however, are equally talented and creative in their roles.
With only 16 episodes, this is one drama you won’t want to miss! Puppy Couple forever!
After writing a contemplative blog post yesterday, I felt inspired today to write about something equally deep and thoughtful today. However, that was before I discovered Miraculous Ladybug. Hopefully you will bear with me because I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS TV SHOW I FOUND!!!!!!!!!!
I’m going to do that thing they tell you never to do in writing…quote Wikipedia for the description of the show. Miraculous: Tale of Ladybug and Cat Noir is:
“Set in modern-day Paris, the series focuses on teenagers Marinette Dupain-Cheng and her classmate and crush Adrien Agreste. When evil arises, Marinette transforms into her secret superhero persona Ladybug, while Adrien transforms into his superhero persona Cat Noir, using powerful objects known as the Miraculous. Oblivious to each other’s true identities, the two work together to protect Paris from the mysterious villain Hawk Moth, who covets and attempts to steal their powers by using his akuma, butterflies infused with black energy, to influence and transform everyday citizens into supervillains.“
Yes, this is a children’s TV show about a superhero who has ladybug powers. But it is so fun! The characters are really creative and fun and the villains are zany and different. The show is set in France and uses CGI animation but you can feel the anime/Asian influence. The horrid/corny/fantastic puns thrown in each episode are entertaining on every level and the real chemistry between Ladybug and Cat Noir keeps the teenybopper drama at bay.
I really love Cat Noir.
While this show is lighthearted and slightly formulaic, it brings originality and just good fun to a creative idea and I’ve enjoyed watching it in the same way I enjoy watching Barbie Life in the Dream House and Word Girl and Legion of Superheroes. Am I the intended age demographic? Nope! Do I enjoy every moment of it? Absolutely.
The theme song is one of the best parts. I’ve had it stuck in my head all day.
Check out the first ten episodes dubbed English here! –