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One of the best cast and best acted dramas - not a flat spot on the whole crew. The kids were exceptional and the adult actors all delivered good performances.. Wicked mother-in-law was a little over drawn and hard to swallow. Pretty believable story line for a K-melodrama. Not a lighthearted show by any means but heartarming if you buy into the characters. Kim Hae Sook is completely delightful and batty - she's a wonderful actress and I'd gladly watch anything with her in it. If you're looking for a drama with more than froth and frivollity, this might be the one you want.
Just watched this for the second time and it's a lot of fun. Lee Hong Ki is delightful, and jung Yong Hwa is also quite charming. I'm sorry that there wasn't more music, with that level of musical talent available. Jang Geun Suk has a wonderfully mobile face, whether he's being all stern or just silly. He sneers better than anyone and probably has the best set of eyebrows in K-drama. The one lame part of the drama is the whole helpless female role for the lead actress - I'm just tired of seeing guys dragging girls around and the girls acting like doormats. That drops it to 4 stars for me. A fun, lighthearted show for maybe a chilly rainy day.
Excellent on all counts, acting, writing, directing. For once, the villain, while purely evil, wasn't over the top, just a realistic portrayal of someone without morality. I am always pleasantly surprised by Lee Joon Ki, who delivers a great performance here; he starts slow and builds a lot of depth into his characters. Th child actress is adorable, but also not too much, like some are. It's a worthwhile watch if you don't mind a dark story with some nasty fighting. If you're actually in the mood for a bubble-gum romance, this is too heavy. No great life lessons, though, just a good drama.