biancadanica98
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"Innocent Man / Nice Guy" (K-Drama Review)

PLOT:

A classic melodrama involving betrayal, revenge, and romance. The story is about Kang Ma Roo (Song Joong Ki), who gave up everything for the woman (Park Si Yeon) he loves only to be betrayed by her. To get revenge on his ex-girlfriend, he uses her step-daughter and successor to Taesang Group, Seo Eun Gi (Moon Chae Won). Unfortunately, she suffers brain damage and loss of memory after a car accident, and now Kang Ma Roo works to fix everything that went awry because of his blind sighted revenge and ends up falling in love with Seo Eun Gi.

EPISODES: 20 (2012)

FAVORITE CHARACTER:

Kang Ma Roo (Song Joong-Ki) I love the innocent yet very handsome looking guys and that's exactly him. He goes through so much and just wants a happy ending and I'm so happy he gets one. All he wants is to become a doctor until his girlfriend calls him saying, "Help me, Ma Roo!" After she kills a man, he takes all the blame for killing him even though he's completely innocent, he throws away his dream of becoming a doctor. 6 years later he is out of jail and is now a player and gets money by using his body to pay for his younger sister Choco's medical bills because she is always sick. It's hard for an ex-convict to find a good job... I felt so bad for him, he didn't deserve any of this and is even betrayed by his girlfriend who now has a son with a really old president of a huge company called Tae San. Everytime I saw Ma Roo crying, I really wanted to jump into my screen and hug him. He's so pitiful and such a "Nice Guy" who is an "Innocent Man"!

MOST HATED CHARACTER:

Han Jae Hee (Park Si Yeon) Of course I would hate the ex-girlfriend who left poor Ma Roo on the side who took the blame for her murder. Her face really annoyed me. She acts all innocent infront of everyone, and thinks she can get whatever she wants. She kills basically two people... Pretends to get hurt but actually hurts herself on purpose to get Ma Roo to notice her which is evil. I hate her sidekick even more than her because he hurt Ma Roo literally and I wish someone would get him.

CUTE SIDE COUPLE:

Kang Choco and Jae-Gil I can honestly say this is the first time I've ever liked a side couple more than the main couple. These two were so stinking adorable, I couldn't take how cute they were. Every time Choco joked around about how she would secretly kiss him, he would hit her on the forehead. They are so funny, especially Jae-Gil. He's so cute and made me laugh throughout the whole show and even made me cry. I loved the chemistry, there was more chemistry here than the main couple too.

MAIN COUPLE:

Kang Ma Roo and Seo Eun-Gi I didn't feel that much chemistry between the main couple, Seo Eun-Gi felt like she kept tugging and didn't seem serious about Ma Roo but Ma Roo seemed sincere and real. I could see it in his eyes that he cared for her. Eun-Gi always looked like she was staring into space after her accident, I liked her character a lot more in the beginning. She had more will power. They have good kiss scenes though...and have some cute scenes that really tug at your heartstrings.

INTERESTING STORYLINE?

Yes, I would say it has a very interesting storyline. They get right to the point about why the story is called "Innocent Man" because the guy is innocent but takes the blame for his girlfriends murder. And seems to always get blamed later on in the show but was always innocent. He practically takes the blame for everyone and everything. There is a good bit of drama and tear jerking scenes.

FAVORITE OST:

Love is Like Snow by Junsu (JYJ) This song just sounds very sorrowful and lets your tears stream down your face. There was another song I really liked from this drama but I couldn't figure out what it was called...

OVERALL REVIEW:

I liked it for the most part. The 2nd main couple were so cute and I wanted more of them because they were so hilarious to watch. I loved Jae-Gil's expressions, so cute and funny. Ma Roo is so cute and handsome. It had great actors but I wish Eun-Gi's character wasn't like how she was because then I would've enjoyed this drama a lot more. It was intense and really dramatic. The scenes were played out very well. It has a great storyline which made me want to watch it. That and it's a romantic drama. The ending was happy but it left me with a couple questions. Like: "Who saved Ma Roo near the end of episode 20 when he was bleeding and lying there on the ground because I thought he was going to die? Did he get his memories back or nah? How come Eun-Gi's hair looks exactly the same after 7 years? XD I JUST WANT TO KNOW!!! But it was a happy ending and I was satisfied because Jae-Hee ends up confessing and doing the right thing and Ma Roo lives his dream of becoming a doctor. I liked it a lot.

RATE:

8/10 - There wasn't much chemistry between the main couple which is why I gave it an 8. It was a very thrilling and dramatic show. It was also funny sometimes which made it not serious all the time which made me happy.

Have you watched "Innocent Man", did you like it?

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@EmilioTrevino She is an amazing actress, I'll give her that.
2 years agoReply
@biancadanica98 ...You been busy girl! Lots of reviews lately! Me too. lots of drama watching! Lol 馃槒 Thanks for sharing as always!馃挏
2 years agoReply
I've been meaning to see this for years...whenever KwangSoo is in a drama he's wonderful & adorable. I really like the video of them you included. Glad to see the brother from It's Okay, That's Love.
2 years agoReply
@JamiMilsap I've been trying to be more active. I missed reviewing! Yes I've been marathoning whenever I have free time, and I love sharing my thoughts. 馃挅 I'm going to continue and hopefully finish Queen In Hyun's Man tomorrow and review maybe Wednesday... @Kamiamon They are so cute, I really had to include a video of them together, glad you enjoyed it!
2 years agoReply
I've seen this back in 2012. Not a big fan of kdrama hence I don't watch all the episodes. But my mother lovess this drama a lot. like she recognized Joong Ki up till now thanks to this drama. Whenever I couldn't watch the latest episode she'll tell me everything. lol. and my fav couple aside the main couplw is kwangsoo with joongki's sister~~ they're soo cute.
2 years agoReply
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