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The important thing is not to take it too seriously. It's a romantic comedy, and a hilarious one at that. The show manages to poke fun at the genre many times. I will say that the beginning, middle, and end felt like three different shows, and it attempts to balance great twists with predictable cliches. Yes, Yoo Rin seems annoying at first and the acting is not always the best, but it's still a real treat. If you don't like melodrama, you can probably leave out the last couple episodes and still walk away happy. If you made it that far, you should expect not to take it too seriously. EDIT: After watching a couple other dramas, I realize it might not actually be a spoof of the genre, it's just convoluted; still a lot of fun, though, if only to point out its hilarious attempts at seeming anything other than campy.
Yes. But once I learned who the stalker was I couldn't help but cringe through the rest of the show. The first half is pretty lighthearted- and hilarious- but as it gets into the love triangle/stalker plot it takes a dive towards melodramatic. Funnily enough, I loved most of the side characters-- the mains were great, don't get me wrong, but their romance was standard fare (to be honest, Lee Dong Wook's attempt at crying makes me want to punch myself). Eun Jae's family was so energetic it got me excited (can I see her brother in another show, please?), Im Joo Eun has never let me down and Kang Dong Ho suited his role perfectly, and Oh Man Suk does well in any role. It pained me a little to see what happened to his character and his wife, though, because it felt crammed in there just to complicate things. Still, I'm glad I watched it all the way through. I don't see myself watching it again- half the fun was figuring out the stalker- but I might miss Lee Si Young's adorable bubbly character before long!