Editors Note: Welcome everyone to the newest addition to our Drama Club series! The Dating Agency: Cyrano Drama Club is going into full force starting today, and this is going to be one heck of a ride! Let me present our three awesome bloggers: Fanserviced from fanserviced.wordpress.com, Shai from k-dramacentral.blogspot.com, and Cindy from atkmagazine.com. Stay tuned for a series of hilarious weekly posts and please also feel free to drop them a warm welcome to the DramaFever family! Now, without further ado, fanservice takes the mic! -Aileen
In the cutthroat world of K-drama matchmaking, love is supposed to happen between two people that have an equitable amount of education, family status, wealth, and beauty. Gong Min-young (played by Choi Sooyoung of Girls’ Generation), rebels against the strictures of her job at a dating placement agency and attempts to match a fairly ordinary man with an exceptional woman he adores. When Min-youngs’s covert operation ends in disaster and the loss of her job, she discovers that her failure was caused by a team of handsome saboteurs who operate their own dating agency out of an old theater. Now out of a job, Min-young accepts an offer to join the all-male troupe, called the Cyrano Agency.
My initial impression of Min-young was formed when she proved not to know an important life lesson: stay away from the shady van emitting blue light. According to dramas, k-vans transport snotty celebrities, kidnapping victims, and mobile porn shops. That said, by episode three, Min-young is wielding her purse ajumma-style near the Cyrano van, so she does learn quickly.
While Min-young can be somewhat naïve, she balances it with a ridiculous amount of adorableness and quirks such as giving a knife as a present when drunk. What someone as clumsy as Min-young is doing with a knife shoved in her handbag, I don’t want to know, but I’m glad that she gave it to someone who knows how to chop.
The chopper in question would be Cha Seung-pyo, the second lead. Yes, we could pretend that he has a chance to win Min-young's heart for a bit longer, but let’s not play: he’s got the knife skills, A-grade body, and handsome eyes perfect for eventually conveying the pain caused by his future broken heart. I like him—especially because has a pinch of “kinda creepers” due to all the stalking and photo-taking that should keep this show interesting.
We also have a male lead: Seo Byung-hoon, played by Lee Jong-hyuk, also known as the philandering bro from Gentleman’s Dignity. He comes loaded with a frosty heart, mysterious backstory that includes a high school love triangle, and a hipstery set of retro puppets. Throw in his Sherlock-like ability to read people and a pair of the finest sunglasses you’ll see in dramaland this summer, and he can pull me away from an oncoming train any day.
Rounding out the Cyrano crew would be high school-age helper Ah-rang (once knitting up a storm above the Flower Boy Ramyun Shop), silent but gorgeous Min-joo, and a pair of faux gangsters who seem to exist in order to provide plot twists and slapstick.
I haven’t even begun to talk about the couples matched by the agency, but I’ll let my fellow Drama Clubbers fill you in on all the lovey fun. I’ll be back on Saturday, when we can wrap things up and shriek over SHINee’s Taemin, the guest star in episodes three and four.
More Dating Agency: Cyrano Drama Club Posts:
Episodes 5-6 [ Part 1
] [ Part 2
] [ Part 3
] [ Part 4 ]
Episodes 1-4 [ Part 1
] [ Part 2
] [ Part 3
] [ Part 4
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