Whadya know, after several weeks, I FINALLY reached the last three episodes of My Girl. I’ve been trying to finish this series but I’ve been stuck at Episode 3 for the longest time (no thanks to a certain pair of Korean stars… ) because I can’t seem to find the drive to finish it. The story seems to be good, the dialogues are funny and the acting is ok… but for some reason, I can’t finish it. And the only reason I can point out is this:
LEE DA HAE.
Sorry to all those LDH fans, but I just can’t seem to like her at all. Everytime she does this facial expression that resembles a mouse, I immediately zone out and I turn off the DVD player. It’s just too bad coz her character of Ju Yoo Rin is actually very good, although not too original (it’s a combination of Han JiEun in Full House and Kim Ha Neul’s character in Too Beautiful To Lie), but I just don’t find LDH loveable enough. She did well on her crying scenes, though (and according to Rizza, it’s actually a vast improvement from her previous works where she would cry buckets, but the audience just wouldn’t).
But the men in this series… OH MY.
Lee Jun Ki… yes, he looks like a girl, but his voice gives that away and the character he played is so dreamy. A playboy who suddenly becomes a changed man because of love… not too original as well, but he played it so convincingly that even if he looks prettier than LDH, he still came out a heartthrob (for girls).
…And of course, Lee Dong Wook. I’ve always been partial to not-cute-at-first-sight guys (read: Bi, Hyun Bin, Eric Mun), and he fits the bill perfectly. Although sometimes he reminds me of Filipino actor John Lloyd Cruz (which is a bit weird coz I’ve never watched anything with John Lloyd on it), I just… loved him. Especially whenever Gong Chan (his character in My Girl) falls victim onto Yoo Rin’s lies, I just wanna pinch him and punch him at the same time. He did a great job there (although he could use some additional lessons on How To Cry On Screen And Still Look Good, preferably from Won Bin or Kwon Sang Woo).
I also love that guy who played Yoo Rin’s friend, the one who’s badly smitten at Gong Chan’s secretary. He’s such a dork, but loveable. I just hate it when they decided to give him a ‘model’s hair’ by ruining his straight locks. Gong Chan’s grandpa is funny, too. Actually, all secondary characters in this series are good, be it men or women. It’s what made me watch this till the end – well, almost. I’m still on Episode 13.
All in all, I’d still recommend this series to anyone who would want to kill time by watching a new K-drama. In all fairness, the story and the entire production is good. And for all I know, I am the only sore thumb here who’s annoyed by the lead actress.