Seo Hyun Jin is back, and once again she has shown amazing chemistry with her male lead. Supported by an extremely talented cast and exceptional writing and cinematography,  Temperature of Love promises to be an outstanding drama. Join Wendilynn, Janet, and me, Cici, as we discuss our reactions to the first week’s episodes.

Cici: I was a little nervous when I found out that the main couple was going to be the same second lead/main lead as in Doctor Romantic. Would they be able to overcome the past chemistry they had established and start like a new couple? Would the whole noona romance thing be awkward? Well, I needn’t have worried. Once again, Seo Hyun Jin is knocking it out of the park with her quirky but completely relatable character. And Yang Se Jong is just amazing, especially for such a young actor.

Wendilynn: I'm so glad to see Seo Hyun Jin and Yang Se Jong together. I liked them both in Doctor Romantic and so I’m excited to see them here. They had good chemistry together and they have proven they still have good chemistry. My goodness, watching them fall in love left me all breathless.

Janet: I haven’t had the chance to watch that drama, so I have no comparison, but I still like what I see! The chemistry just shines!

Cici: I am really excited about the rest of the cast, as well. I’ve had a crush on Kim Jae Wook since Coffee Prince, and even in the few short scenes he’s had, he’s impressive. He manages to combine just the right amount of arrogance, charm, and vague menace to be interesting.

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Wendilynn: I just watched him being a serial killer and so watching him be charming and funny is giving me the heebie-jeebies. I did like to hear his Japanese, though. It actually helped me re-orient to his new character. He’s still a sexy beast though.

Janet: Speaking of serial killers, isn’t Jung Sun’s mother a piece of work? I see trouble all around her!

Cici: Maybe we’re supposed to feel a little sympathy for her because her husband treated her poorly, but I suspect she’s actually a selfish b*tch who abandoned her son after he had defended her. If her past actions were enough to make Jung Sun want her out of his house and life immediately, she must really be something.

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Wendilynn: Why do they always get Ahn Nae Sang to play abusive husbands? He can be so sweet, but he does these characters well. As for her, I can’t stand selfish, needy moms who view their children as their lifeline. Trying to guilt trip her son into thinking that indulging her selfish whims is what being filial is about just makes me see red. Ohn Jung Sun referred to his mother as a wolf and she really is one.

Janet: Nope, no sympathy at all. Sleeps with the cute Frenchman she picked up, then demands money from her son to pay her bills. Selfish doesn’t begin to explain her!

Cici: She’s especially bad compared to Hyun Soo’s parents. I LOVE them! That scene where they get doused by water for PDA had me actually laughing out loud. Especially when they tried so hard to convince that woman that they were really married. 

Cici: They are adorable together, and they are just as cute with their two daughters. And pretty wise, too.

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Wendilynn: The PDA scene had me rolling. I laughed so much that they got hit with water. There is just not enough scenes showing that long time love can be passionate and exciting and we need more of it. Those girls really are lucky to have parents who care for each other like they do.long time love can be passionate and exciting and we need more of it. Those girls really are lucky to have parents who care for each other like they do.

Janet: With such great role models,how did Little Sister turn out to be such a skunk? I loved the cat fight in the street. They sure know which buttons to push for a reaction - just as most sisters do!

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Cici: There is such a nice balance between characters that you want to punch and characters you want to cheer for. Speaking of wanting to punch someone, what do you think of Writer Park? Argh. She is another piece of work. I had to laugh, though, when she said that Hyun Soo would probably become a successful writer because she was a terrible person. Did she even hear herself? Talk about “pot calling kettle black”!

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Wendilynn: Writer Park was completely unfair, but it's common that people don’t like it when an underlying proves them wrong. As soon as the Director had the same issue as Hyun Soo did, I knew she was on the chopping block. No way Park would let that stand. On a side note, I really like that actress and get a kick anytime I see her. She’s a fun character actress and she has done so many interesting characters.

Cici: Agreed. I’ve loved her since I first saw her in She Was Pretty, and most of her roles since. I always admire actors who are not afraid of choosing an unglamorous role and then playing it to perfection. So it’s a good thing that she’s annoying the heck out of me, along with all her brown-nosing underlings. Fortunately, they are counterbalanced by the adorableness that is Jung Sun. Every time that boy smiles, which is often, I find myself smiling, too.

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Janet: Sorry, I was so busy smiling my brain was turning to mush. Hard to concentrate while enjoying the view.

Wendilynn: The smiles are beyond catchy in this show. These two smiling at each other just pulls you in. It just adds to the pull these two have to make you drown in their love story.

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Cici: Yep. And the cinematography is pretty amazing, as well. I absolutely love the way the director used the train window to frame the development of the kiss scene.

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Wendilynn: You are right, the train shot was amazing. It built the intimacy of the scene and since we are watching her memories, I felt like I could feel her shiver of delight as he kissed her. The heat coming from Jung Sun’s eyes totally melts me.

Cici: Which, by the way--kiss scene in the first week? What??? This show has me reeled in, hook, line, and sinker.

Janet: You said it! Although I’m new to K-Dramas, I do know what I like. And, boy, do I like!

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Janet: Given the chance, would you turn away? I didn’t think so! Since he likes older women, how do I let him know that I‘m available?

Cici: LOL. Nope. No turning away. Zero turning away.

Janet: I can’t wait for them to get together again in the present. All that passion put on hold for five years is going to be explosive! I’m sure it will take a while for their next kiss, but it will be worth the wait!


What do you think? Are you as enthralled with this drama as we are? Share your thoughts in the comments below!


For more from your drama club writers, check out:

Cici: @cicikdrama | Squad 38 | The K2 | My Shy Boss | My Secret Romance | The Bride of the Water God |

Janet: | My Shy Boss | The Bride of the Water God |

Wendilynn: |As the Kimchi Turns | Kimchi Chat | Past Drama Clubs