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Bossam: Steal the Fate EP 1-4 Review – Another Chance at Happiness and Love

Bossam (context of Joseon Dynasty): a practice that allowed widowed women to remarry, which involved kidnapping the widow from her home by wrapping her up and carrying her away, sometimes by her own consent for it was the only way to remarry at the time.

People of the internet…I think the KDRAMA DROUGHT finally had a surprise rain spell!

I was beginning to lose all hope for Kdramas this year when I stumbled upon this new drama on Viki today. It sincerely didn’t call my attention, but I decided to give it a chance and WOW. I love it when I am proved wrong. There’s nothing more exciting than watching a drama you had no expectations for, turn out to be the most epic hidden gem out there.

The drama takes place in Joseon Era. Where our main male lead, Ba Woo (played by Jung Il Woo), makes ends meet by doing Bossam for people, aka kidnapping widows so they can remarry. It’s not the most honorable job, but he’s willing to do anything to be able to provide food on the table for his son. He’s not a widow himself, but rather a single dad whose wife left him for another man and left him their child. He has a good heart, in spite of his reputation.

Our female lead, Soo Kyung (played by Kwon Yuri), is a widow. We learn that she’s a virgin widow, who never really had a chance to even have a blissful marriage. She lives her life in solitude with her nanny, secretly dreaming of someone stealing her away and giving her another chance to be a wife and have children, but given that she has no suitor waiting for her, and that she’s the king’s daughter, she knows she has no choice but to live out the rest of her life alone.

Through a series of misunderstandings, Ba Woo accidentally kidnaps the wrong widow, and ends up confused and having to take the person he kidnapped home. He then realizes, the woman he kidnapped is a princess, and that he is in serious trouble. He tries to return her, but by that time it’s too late, not only has her son already warmed up to her, but her in laws already declared her dead.

Ya’ll this drama is off to a promising start. Bossam is a very different concept, I hadn’t heard of before and that made for an interesting plot. Although it’s a historical time period drama, it’s not meant to be a super serious sageuk, it’s a light hearted romantic drama about a woman accidentally being given another chance at love and happiness and I can’t wait to see the chemistry develop even further between the main leads. If you’re looking for a drama to watch, THIS IS IT. Trust me. We finally got something exciting in Kdrama world again!

Where to Watch: Viki.com

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Lies of Lies EP 1-4 Review – Your New Favorite KDrama for Fall of 2020

I can’t believe Summer is nearly OVER here in California! However, another season means…NEW KDRAMAS! While I’m waiting for Flower of Evil to end (Really good drama recommendation if you aren’t watching it already) I had to find a replacement so that I won’t feel as empty when it’s over. I stumbled upon Lies of Lies and said “Eh, let’s give it a try even if I’m not familiar with the actors”. This drama, like Flower of Evil, draws me in because it focuses more on adult relationships. Not your teenage first love infatuation stories, but rather serious relationships with an older cast and how these older characters navigate their challenges. To me, that’s something I enjoy watching from time to time. Yes, first love, silly romcoms are fun, entertaining and lovable, but it’s also nice to see “love” from a different point of view, in this case, from a divorced man’s perspective, and from a woman who was abused in her previous marriage.

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This drama focuses on the main character Ji Eun Soo played by the very beautiful actress Lee Yu Ri (I want to look like her when I’m 40!). Ji Eun Soo had it all, a good job and good looks, this attracted the son of a chaebol family, it seems he pursued her and eventually married her. This should have been the happy ending, Cinderella gets the prince, the fortune, but that’s not what happens to Ji Eun Soo. She ends up discovering this chaebol prince is an evil violent man, who physically abuses of her. She discovers she’s pregnant with his child and tries to run away from her husband, but he ends up finding her, dragging her back home and almost attempts to kill her. We don’t know what exactly happens next, but she ends ups waking up on the floor of the apartment with a knife in her hand and her husband now dead on the ground. Without being able to prove her innocence, she is then sentenced to prison for 10 years for murdering her husband. Having to give birth at a prison, and then later giving away her baby to her evil mother in law who says she will give her baby a better life.

Ji Eun Soo spends the next 10 years in prison waiting to reunite with her daughter, her only motivation these past 10 years to keep enduring the pain.

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Meanwhile, Kang Ji Min, played by Yeon Jeong Hun, is a journalist. Him and his wife keep trying to have children but it seems his wife is infertile and she suffers several miscarriages, so they end up adopting a baby, Ji Eun Soo’s baby. For awhile they are a happy family, until Kang Ji Min discovers his wife is cheating on him. Their marriage falls apart and they get a divorce, leaving Kang Ji Min to finish raising his daughter alone.

Kang Ji Min and Ji Eun Soo’s lives intertwine when Ji Eun Soo comes out of prison looking for her daughter and finds out Kang Ji Min is now the adoptive father of her child. She decides that the only way she can be close to her daughter is by become her daughter’s step mother, so she plots to make Kang Ji Min fall in love with her.

I am in love with the chemistry between these two characters and the chemistry they both have with their daughter.

Ji Eun Soo is a kind, caring, creative woman, so there’s no doubt that Kang Ji Min WILL fall in love with her, in my opinion, he will fall helplessly in love. Kang Ji Min is also a very charming, sweet caring man, the complete contrast of her ex husband who would beat her up, so I think although she is planning on doing this for her daughter, she will end up falling for Kang Ji Min, and end up regretting lying to him and using him for her advantage because he will love her the way she always deserved to be loved.

I cannot wait to see how their relationship develops, if she gets to finally get closer to her daughter, and how Kang Ji Min’s ex wife reacts to the new woman in his life!

Can these troubled souls find happiness in each other?

Where You Can Watch: Viki.com