After skipping work due to a bad sunburn yesterday, I managed to catch the pilot episode of “Don’t Cry My Love” on TV5. This new K-Drama which airs every Monday to Friday at 11:45am stars the dashing Lee Jung-Jin (the other guy from Love Story in Harvard) as Jared Han and the pretty charming Lee Yu-ri as Elaine Jo.
The pilot episode was a bit boring if you ask me. It did the usual introduction of the main characters in a very usual way. Jared (Lee Jung-Jin) is presented as an ambitious and intelligent young doctor who is about to get married to the rich daughter of the University President. He is shown as somebody who has developed a strict and stern personality because of how he has worked hard to achieve everything in his life.
Meanwhile, Elaine (Lee Yu-Ri) is presented as the complete opposite of Jared’s character. Although they both come from a struggling middle-class family, she is shown as having a more rosy-colored and fun disposition on life. This is best seen towards her frivolous attitude towards work (or the lack of it). She wants to have a job really badly but doesn’t seem to be taking it as seriously as she should.
Their two worlds (and personalities) literally collide by the end of the pilot episode. I must say that there are very interesting twists in the horizon – and it can be seen in some of the relationships that have been introduced in the first episode. I’ll do a more extensive character introduction once I get all the details (especially the English names used in the Filipino-dubbed version airing on TV5).
Word of warning though, this K-Drama seems to have a potential to be really addictive. It features two characters who are not the usual poor girl/guy meets rich girl/guy. They both aspire for a better life but have a different way of reaching for this dream. This makes their fates really interesting for me. So beware, it has 132 episodes and you might find yourself really hooked. When a K-Drama reaches 100+ episodes, you know that there is definitely going to be something addicting to it.
Thanks to adobonation2009 for the video. >:)