Dramafever now brings us not any Korean drama but a co-production this time, My Secret Romance. It has a great cast, with Sung Hoon and Song Ji Eun, and a classic plot that will amuse us for sure. I'm here to recap it for you every week. To make it a bit special I'll be narrating the events adopting one of the character's voice. I have picked Secretary Jang as he seems a very interesting one. I hope you enjoy them. Per usual, I also bring gifs I make for the visual enjoyment of the readers.

Let's start this, then!

My Secret Romance
Episode 1: The One Night Relationship

Good day, everyone. Let me introduce myself, I'm Jang Shin Woon, secretary for a large conglomerate: Daebok. My tasks include, mainly, taking care of the Chairman's son and heir to the company. 

Said son, Cha Jin Wook, is someone who enjoys life and women, blessed with good looks he lives too freely, going to night clubs and getting his pictures taken in compromising poses with a lady. In this same club, the heroine of our story shows up for the first time, without any glamour or social skills. Although they briefly cross paths, our leads don't get to interact here.

After the scandal, the chairman decides to punish his son to teach him a lesson and forces him to go to a resort, taking from him all credit cards, cars and any other perks. As a spoiled kid, he doesn't take it graciously and throws a tantrum, and here it's where I have to, literally, drag hime and push him inside the shuttle bus.

The job of a secretary is highly unappreciated.

  

It is in this shuttle bus where our leads meet for the first time, but it's not the most gracious encounter. Lee Yoo Mi has been invited to a weeding, heading to the same place that Jin Wook is off to, but she lacks the grace and common sense to realise she shouldn't carry her suitcase in her arms, hitting Jin Wook in the head not only once but twice, and then dropping a book on him. The cherry of the cake is when she's trying to get to her seat and the driver presses the gas pedal, making her lose her balance and land on Jin Wook's lap.

How unfortunate and bumpy.

In his arrogant and disdainful manner, Jin Wook tells her to move and they don't talk much more, with bad opinions of the other already formed. They do fall asleep only waking up when they arrive, being the last ones to get off the bus. Yoo Mi runs one last time over Jin Wook's foot with her suitcase.

Always consistent in her unconscious agression.

Fed up with the situation, Jin Wook doesn't have any disposition to work. I have been ordered to tell him he has to work as bellboy if he wants any of his belongings back. He refuses, even throwing the uniform at me but ultimately I win and he wears his uniform, although he does not do his job, slacking off and even bossing around the other employees. He is being forced to do something, but he's only looking for a way out and unfortunately he sees me handing the car keys to another employee.

The wedding the resort is hosting is for Yoo Mi's mother, her second wedding and the woman is, to say it nice, extremely proud of her past, which includes erotic actress. This past, however, has scarred Yoo Mi and she can't take the whispers around her anymore so she makes a run for it. In her escape, she crashes directly in the wedding cake Jin Wook is using as an excuse to divert his supervisor's attention. Even if Jin Wook tries to save her, the cake lands on her face and she only leaves embarrassed.

 

With his plan ruined, Jin Wook only gets scolded for his behaviour and is ordered to apologise to the valuable customer, especially after calling her enraged bull. Reluctantly, he does so, while also managing to take the car keys from the other employee. He goes to her suit to deliver expensive wine but his mannerisms are arrogant and cause for the two to end up just fighting. He leaves the room but he accidentally drops the car keys.

Yoo Mi, on the other hand, decides to drink the apology wine and enjoy a bubble bath, but she has the poor judgment to precariously stick her foot in the bubbles while believing she has a good balance (we have seen she doesn't). She ends up slipping on the floor tiles and hitting herself while the wine spills like blood traces. It looks more dramatic than it is, but surely it is still painful. 

Jin Wook comes back then to get the car keys but no one opens and then he hears a faint "save me" from inside and his good side pops up, frantically doing everything to get in. It looks like a murder scene so he and the other employee panic and in the most heroic way, he takes Yoo Mi in his arms and carries her to the ambulance (not without forgetting to get the car keys first). The paramedics realise immediately she's faking unconsciousness and tickle her into screaming acceptance of what she's done, to humiliation of her and Jin Wook.

After some more fighting they part ways in bad terms and things only get worse for Yoo Mi whose mother scolds her for ruining her wedding. They have a fight and the most affected is Yoo Mi, who is left all alone while her mother got a new husband.

Jin Wook takes the car and pays a visit to a woman. I do inform the chairman of his actions but this man allows it, saying a visit to his mother might help him. The woman he stops to see is Jin Wook's mother, and although he leaves flowers for her, he does not stop to talk.

As he drives away, he spots Yoo Mi and instead of ignoring her, he offers her a ride. Only when he makes it look like the buses have stopped running, she gets on his car and together they go to the beach where they drink and have a heartfelt conversation, where Yoo Mi opens up to him. 

As the night falls, Yoo Mi gets drunker and at Jin Wook's concern, she ends up crying. The young man is surprised he made a woman cry for asking her if she's okay, and also because it's the first time he finds a crying woman pretty. In the spur of the moment and after she almost falls, yet again, Jin Wook does something reckless and kisses her.

Yoo Mi is shocked and pulls back, but it seems the words of her mother telling her to live her life and have a passionate moment with a man have stuck with her because instead of slapping Jin Wook or anything, she pulls him back for another kiss.

And form here on things get PG-19, kids. Please, be always safe.

The epilogue shows Jin Wook going home and feeding his cat, and going inside home to curl up with a blanket, snuzzling to be embraced by the smell of the fabric.

To see how things turn out after this one night stand, just watch episode 2. I'll see you all for that recap.

Kind regards,
Secretary Jang.

COMING SOON

My Secret Romance

Starring Sung Hoon and Song Ji Eun

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