Japanese drama

Kdrama Crazy Love 2022

kdrama crazy love

Crazy Love
is one of my favorite Kdramas I have watched this year.

It's got at least 3 of my favorite Kdrama ingredients:

  • Boss and employee love
  • Hate to love
  • Fake engagement

Crazy Love: the story

No Go Jin is the obnoxious boss. And obnoxious he very much is! He treats Lee Shin, who works as his secretary, terribly!

So it's no wonder that there comes a moment that she snaps. Also, she's told she's got cancer and will die soon. There's nothing like hearing you're gonna die to make you not care anymore about the consequences of your actions.

Lee Shin fights with No Go Jin

She goes to No Go Jins vacation home with a hammer and her letter of resignation. This results in a hilarious fight between them where Lee Shin gives as good as she gets.

After she storms off, No Go Jin gets hit by a car and lies mortally wounded on the road. Lee Shin gets worried, turns her car around and calls for help, thereby saving his life.

No Go Jin Amnesia

Then it turns out No Go Jin has amnesia!

Lee Shin sees his amnesia as an opportunity to get her revenge, because she still hates him. She tells him they're engaged, and makes him eat onions for one thing.

But wait a minute!

It turns out No Go Jin doesn't really have amnesia! He was faking it, to find out who want to murder him. After a while Lee Shin finds out he doesn't have amnesia. After which No Go Jin proceeds to blackmail her into doing his bidding. 

All the time.

What's so great about Crazy Love?

I love the fact that it's kind of a crazy story, and the way No Go Jin and Lee Shin literally fight. Also Kim Jae Wook* (also known from Coffee Prince) is a great actor. 

I really love the romance storyline and there's a lot of hugging.

Oddly enough, there's more hugging than kissing!

Love story on the back burner 

Unfortunately around episode 14 I think it is, the love story is put on the backburner. It's like they thought: 

'Lets neatly wrap up all the stories and characters.'

I kind of started forwarding through that bit. 

But in the last episode it's more about No Go Jin and Lee Shin once more.

You even get to see them living happily ever after in domestic bliss : )

Crazy Love trailer

The Crazy Love trailer puzzles me. It's nice, but it doesn't really do justice to this Kdrama I think. For one thing, you never see them getting married in Crazy Love.

However it does show the crazy in this Kdrama.

Summing up: I recommend Crazy Love

Crazy Love is not as good as my favorite Kdrama Fated to love you, but it's kind of  in the neighborhood! It's rated 8.3 on MyDramaList but I think it's worth an 8.9.

Also, I love Kdramas that use familiar tropes!

Watch Crazy Love

I watched Crazy Love on KissAsian but it's also available on Viki and Disney+!

*You can also see him in Her private life!

Business proposal Korean drama

business proposal kdrama

It's been a while since I last read about a Kdrama and thought: 'I wanna watch this one!'

But when I read about Business proposal my heart skipped a beat.

Because Kdramas with fake relationships and marriage contracts are my favorite kind!

So, what's Business proposal all about?

Kdrama Business proposal

It all starts with Kang Tae Mue, CEO of a company his grandfather founded. His grandfather wants him to get married and forces him to go on blind dates.

But Kang Tae Mue doesn't want to.

He's all business.

However he gives in to his grandfather's wishes and goes on a date with Jin Young Seo.

Or so he thinks.

When Shin Ha Ri met Kang Tae Mue

Because Jin Young Seo didn't want to go on a blind date either, and pressured her friend Shin Ha Ri into going in her place. Their plan is for Shin Ha Ri to behave so obnoxiously that Kang Tae Mue will never ever want to see her again.

But no matter how cringey Shin Ha Ri is, and she really is, Kang Tae Mue isn't turned off.

In fact, he decides she's the perfect woman to fake a relationship with, and get his grandfather off his back. H

e even blackmails her into participating.

So far, nothing new.

But that's okay.

Because the fake relationship trope is great just as it is.

Business proposal Kdrama trailer!

Kdrama Business proposal: not quite as good as I had hoped

So, even though I love, love, love the storyline I feel like Business proposal loses momentum. After loving the first 6 episodes I started to lose interest.

Maybe it's because Kang Tae Mue is no longer oblivious to his own feelings. He realizes he really likes Shin Ha Ri, and is all in.

Which was nice, but after a while I started to feel the story had been told. Which is probably why there are only 12 episodes.

Also I did not like the second storyline of Kang Tae Mue's friend and Shin Har Ri's friend very much. Then again: I never do appreciate the secondary storylines in Kdramas. 

I only wanna watch the main story ; )

Kdrama Business proposal: skinship

There's a certain amount of skinship in Business proposal. Although the kissing could have been better, there's actually a little bit of a bedroom scene. Something which doesn't happen very often in Kdramas in my experience.

Summing up

Business proposal is a nice Korean drama, but not great. However it's very safe to watch, as you don't have to worry about your heart getting broken.

Business proposal is rated 8.8 on DramaCool

I think it deserves an 8.

Watch Business proposal

You can actually watch Business proposal on Netflix! Or on Viki of course.

How did you like Business proposal?

Rinko Wants to Try: bitesized romantic drama

Rinko Wants to Try

I just finished the 8th episode of the Japanese drama Rinko Wants to Try, which I greatly enjoyed!

If you're looking for a bitesized romantic drama, that won't blow your socks off in terms of originality, but does have all the right ingredients, you're in for a treat!

Rinko wants to try: the story

Rinko is a successful career woman. She works as a wedding planner and is doing well. However she's got a bit of a crush on the company's photographer. But because she's still a virgin at 27 years, she feels very insecure around him.

'Let's help each other get rid of our virginity'

So when she hears that company heart throb, Kamisaka Gen is also a virgin, she takes matters into her own hands. 

She suggests they help each other to get rid of their pesky virginity. 

They end up on a bed in a hotel in the first episode! You can't say Japanese dramas take things slow! Rinko gets cold feet, but then gathers her courage and they eventually do the deed, which is filmed rather nicely and romantically.

Afterwards Rinko realizes that she's still very inexperienced. So she asks Kamisaka to continue their collaboration, until they each feel more confident.

Harlequin novel in Japanese drama format

As expected Rinko and Kamisaka develop romantic feelings for each other. And that's lovely to see. Throw in a couple of very silly misunderstandings, mix in some other possible love interests, and you've got a lovely romantic story about two people who manage to find each other.

What I think about Rinko wants to try

I think this is a great little romantic drama, that hits just the spot! Sure, I found Rinko kind of stupid sometimes. She really does look like butter won't melt in her mouth, which is kind of annoying. But overall she was alright.

Kamisaka Gen however was more than alright. I really liked him. He's sweet, gentle but also kind of aloof and interesting.

Summing up: I highly recommend this drama

If you like uncomplicated romantic dramas, this one's for you! On MyDramalist it was rated 7.6. But I think it's worth 8.5!

Practical information

I watched Rinko Wants to try on Kissasian. You can also try Dramacool.

If you  like this one, you may also like Coffee and vanilla.

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