Our good boy is BACK!!!!!!!
This might be the best drama that will air this year.
Not only did we miss Kim Seon Ho but he finally got a wonderful lead role. I’m not going to lie, when I first saw the trailer, and I read the synopsis for the drama, I thought it would be boring and cheesy, but I was proven wrong. The characters are so incredibly likeable, you become invested in their stories instantly. So what makes this drama special? Our main characters.
Kim Seon Ho plays Chief Hong, also known as Hong Du Shik. He is a charismatic, extremely helpful and caring unmarried man in his 30’s. He is a man of many trades, and there’s not much he can’t do. Plumber, car repairman, part-timer, soap maker, fisherman, real estate agent, you name it, he more than likely has a license for it, and he does all these jobs for minimum wage. The village people love him, and practically view him as the all-knowing son of the village.
Then there’s Shin Min Ah’s character Yoon Hye Jin. She’s a posh classy woman who lives as part of the high elite in Seoul because she’s got a good paying job as a dentist. Her motto her whole life? To not be nosy and only worry about herself. She also appears to be ambitious and loves coming out on top. She believes in justice and not ripping people off as a dentist and gets in a disagreement with the chief dentist of the place she works at. She ends up quitting on the spot and later getting herself blacklisted by the whole dentist community in Seoul for bad mouthing her ex-boss.
Chief Hong and Yoon Hye Jin end up meeting at the beach in Gongjin.
Gongjin is a special place for them both. For Hong Du-Shik it is the place where he grew up and was shown love when he lost his parents and for Yoon Hye Jin, it is the place where her and her family had their very last family vacation before her mom passed away.
Through a series of events Yoon Hye Jin finds herself meeting all the towns people and even spending the night. She gets the brilliant idea of opening her own dental clinic, she figures she could actually afford the rent there and get many clients since there is a need for a dentist in the town. A big city girl finds herself having to adjust to living in a small town, with the help of Du-Shik she begins to learn how to be kind and giving.
To me, the dynamic between the two leads reminds me a lot of Emma and Mr. Knightley from Jane Austen’s Emma. Their romance starts from bickering and friendship, but they soon realize they are a lot fonder of each other than they even realize.
It’s a healing drama, it’s funny, it’s sweet, and just leaves you feeling really good after every episode. I suggest you guys all give it a watch if you haven’t already. Where can you find it? On Netflix!