Korean Title: 가면
English Title: Mask
Soo Ae as Byun Ji Sook/Seo Eun Ha
Joo Ji Hoon as Choi Min Woo
Yun Jung Hoon as Min Suk Hoon
Yoo In Young as Choi Mi Yeon
A woman from poor background is brought to replace her dead lookalike, marry 2nd generation chaebol and enter his life. Despite being in constant fear of being caught and threatened by the villains, she is able to find love and heal the man she is married with.
“A drama where illogical, improbable and ridiculous things thrown out and patched to create a story, but somehow that does work on some extent, especially the romance.”
“Mask” brings out happy memories when I look back to write this review.. But when I watched the drama, it brought all kinds of feelings and emotions, sometimes sad, sometimes happy, funny, sometimes annoying to the point I wanna pull my hair out or head-desk. This drama is called melodrama not for nothing, as almost all scenes (except cute scenes) were shot as if to bring out the most dramatic moments. From the very first scene (the car falling off the cliff scene) till the very end, the drama was written in a way that will bring visceral reactions from the viewers, and that really works. The cliffhangers also nicely done, the ones that brings out curiousity for viewers to look forward the next episode. That’s why this drama is very entertaining to me, except few scenes, there’s no boring episode and thank God, every one of the four leads is interesting in their own way that they could stand out so much and not just mere backdrop for other character(s) to shine.
- The power of love can heal everything, from your water phobia, to OCD and hallucinations.
- Don’t even attempt to pursue a career in law/justice system, as every lawyer/prosecutor/police is either corrupt or useless.
- Steak is the staple food for the rich in Korean. (I’m 99% sure the steaks are 100% PPL from a steak restaurant nearby)