Enjoy a nice preview of Playful Kiss!
Oh, and just as a disclaimer, I got all these pictures off of google images. I believe most of them came from DramaBeans, which is a cool site that has mega spoilers for dramas.
Baek Seung Jo. The love interest. He is quiet, disciplined, and has a photographic memory.
Starry-eyed Hanni. Our main girl. She is cheerful, loyal, and a bit clumsy.
Baek Eun Jo. Seung Jo's little brother, who is also very smart. He has no patience for stupid people.
Sorry for the tiny picture, but this is Baek Seung Jo's conniving mother. She LOVES Hanni and will do anything in her power to make sure Seung Jo and Hanni end up together.
Bong Jung Gu, the well-meaning guy that LOVES Hanni, but since he is nice and loyal and dedicated she ignores him completely. (Every KDrama has a guy like this.)
The girl who also loves Baek Seung Jo in high school. She is blatant and HATES the fact that Hanni lives with Seung Jo.
The other girl who loves Baek Seung Jo in college. She is feminine, smart, gorgeous, and perfect in every way.
Best part of the K-Drama: Definitely Baek Seung Jo's mom! She is so beautiful and hilarious and the best kind of mother. This was the first time the mother was not evil or a gold digger in any KDrama I have seen. Oh, and also the soundtrack is pretty dang awesome.
Worst part of the K-Drama: Some of the acting was not very believable. As in, very over-the-top. People who take that seriously would hate this drama.
It is interesting to know that this KDrama was based off a Japanese comic, Itazura Na Kiss. I happened to watch the anime, thanks to my beautiful friend Mary's recommendation. You can watch it with English titles here, but just take note that the video quality is not the best. The storyline was basically the same as the KDrama, but moves along much more quickly and also goes way further into the future. Also, they naturally have Japanese names in the anime.
Best part of the anime: Definitely the kiss in the rain. It gave me the chills - it was really that good. Especially considering it is just a cartoon.
Worst part of the anime: The fact that the men slap the women in this is not exactly my favorite. What happened to being a gentleman?
I also watched the J-Drama version, which can also be watched here on Dramafever. It is called Mischievous Kiss: Love in Tokyo. OH MAN! Well, the story line was very much the same as the KDrama version.
The characters were all extremely CUTE in this one.
And the mother in this one is HILARIOUS. Maybe even more hilarious than the KDrama one. I am still debating.
Best part of the J-Drama: The caterpillar scene. It was so funny I rewatched it five times and was still laughing hysterically.
Worst part of the J-Drama: The tennis club leader guy. UGH. Worst actor ever.
Lastly, there is a Taiwanese version of the exact same story. It is called "It Started With A Kiss." I haven't watched this one yet. But it looks kinda fun. You can check it out if you want to here on Dramafever.
I haven't really watched Taiwanese dramas before, but I am seriously tempted to just so I can say I watched all the versions.
~Sincerely, Ashleigh Son