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There's nothing wrong wit this - which, sometimes is high praise. it's not a great classic but it's a nice piece of entertainment, with good writing, good acting and nicely developed characters. Lots of laughs. As someone who manages a museum, it was special fun for me, since all the talk about cultural treasures is my daily concern. It made a nice break from taking it all too seriously.
Too much butler, not enough combat - and I don't even like combat. This should have been a very funny over-the-top comedy, but lame characters, stodgy writing and mediocre acting left it dead and lifeless. Maybe it just lost everything in the translation. I ended up skipping half the episodes and it was still too long. Don't waste your time.
Usually I watch romantic comedies with reluctance, sure that they will have lame females who are entirely male dependent. Not this one! I fell in love with Dalja, who likes men, is a little prudish, still unmarried at 33, loves her job, and getting hammered from all sides. She seems easy to push around but has a strong core that forces her to make decisions for herself, not because society expects it. I love Dalja's grandmother, a feisty old lady who can still appreciate a pretty young man. The secondary couple is as strong as the primary, with an interesting role reversal where she calls the shots and he follows along - but doesn't become pathetic. Hilarious music pairings - Dalja is cooking porridge (while the men look on skeptically) and the music is "Onera" from Jewel in the Palace (Dae Jang Geum). One weakness; Kang Tae Bong is a little too perfect. OTOH, Lee Min Ki is utterly gorgeous, a marvelous actor and worth watching under any circumstances. Watch it!