I watched this drama on Hulu.
So this show is supposed to be Korea’s version of Sex and the City. I laughed when I first started watching it because even the theme song was blatantly a rip off of Sex and the City’s theme. And though it definitely followed the Sex and the City format of womance and sitting around talking about relationships and sex, it wasn’t a carbon copy and it definitely had its own unique charm to it. My husband laughed because I was like “Well, they’ve got Carrie, and Charlotte, and Samantha but they left out Miranda, I guess because nobody liked her in the first place. Poor Miranda…” lol.
I felt like this drama was the perfect balance of humor and melodrama. The relationships in the show actually had meat to them as well, so they kept me engaged and interested. Plus the men were totally gorgeous!! I was so surprised to see the second lead from Goong (Kim Jeon Hoon), because I haven’t seen him in anything else and was not a huge fan of his character in that drama, and I actually didn’t think he was all that cute (I think partially because they dyed his hair weird colors and dressed him in clothes that were way too metrosexual for me lol). But time served him well because he was super attractive in this drama with a few crows feet around his eyes and dressed in normal manly adult clothes.
Of course there were lots of steamy scenes, nowhere on the soft core porn level of Sex and the City, but nonetheless super racy for a kdrama. That was kind of fun to see because I am American after all ha ha. I feel like it really showed a more realistic side to love and romance that most kdramas do not address. They dealt with the fact that people fall in and out of love and lust for each other, but that real love is commitment to a person who you trust and are comfortable with, and you choose to stay with that person even if it isn’t always easy. Having been with my husband for 7 years (and being very young when we first got together) before we got married I could relate to the main relationship story more than I have to any relationship in any kdrama. So I was really touched and really cried hardcore in the last episode. So needless to say I really LOVED every second of this very well made drama and I give it 5 out of 5 stars.
“I Need Romance” depicts the love lives of three 33-year-old single women ….
Sun Woo In Young (Jo Yeo-Jeong) is a 33-year-old concierge manager at a hotel. She isn’t married, but has a boy friend named Kim Sung-Soo (Kim Jeong-Hoon) who is a movie director. They have been dating for 10 years. Sun Woo In Young hopes her boyfriend will propose to her, but he doesn’t seem to have any plans for marriage. Meanwhile, In Young happens to kiss Bae Sung-Hyun (Choi Jin-Hyeok) at a nightclub. Sung-Hyun works at the same hotel as In Young. She later learns that Sung-Hyun is the son of the hotel’s president. When In Young learns her boyfriend Sung-Soo is slept with actress Kang-Hee, she informs him that she is breaking up with him and will date Sung-Hyun.
Park Seo-Yeon (Choi Yeo-Jin) runs an online clothing store named Y style. She has a freewheeling lifestyle and is active in pursuing her desired.
Kang Hyun-Joo (Choi Song-Hyeon) is a lawyer specializing in divorce. Her life has been controlled by her mother. From a distance, Hyun-Joo appears as a cold, arrogant woman with a perfectionist mentality, but actually she has a a cute personality and frequently makes mistakes. She is dumped by her boyfriend Kim Tae-Woo (Heo Tae-Hee) at the their wedding. Although they dated for 3 years the couple only has kissed. Kim Tae-Woo later tells Hyun-Joo that he only kissed her because he did not want to have sex with her.
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- I Need Romance 2 (tvN / 2012)
|Jo Yeo-Jeong||Kim Jeong-Hoon||Choi Yeo-Jin||Choi Song-Hyeon||Choi Jin-Hyeok|
|Sun Woo In Young||Kim Sung-Soo||Park Seo-Yeon||Kang Hyun-Joo||Bae Sung-Hyun|
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