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K-Drama Spotlight: Big
Looking for a new drama to watch? Every week, I'll be highlighting a few of my favorite K-dramas and talking about why they are worth a shot. Hope you find your next K-drama here! ^_^
What's the drama? Gil Da Ran is a substitute teacher at a local high school. She is engaged to a doctor, Seo Yoon Jae and is studying to get her teaching certificate. She's just a month away from her wedding when she meets a 18 year old transfer student from America, Kang Kyung Joon. He acts indifferently towards everyone except for Da Ran. At the same time Yoon Jae starts to distance himself from Da Ran even though they are engaged. Through an unfortunate accident that involves Yoon Jae and Kyung Joon, they drive over a rail and fall into water. Yoon Jae dies in an attempt to save Kyung. However, when Kyung Joon wakes up from coma later, he finds himself to be trapped in Yoon Jae's body. How is Da Ran going to deal with this?
Why is it great?
1. Gong Yoo's acting
If you thought he was great in Coffee Prince, you'll love him in Big! He pulls off the characters of both a reserved and introverted doctor and a frustrated and outspoken teenager. I was very impressed by his acting in this drama. I personally liked his character more after the body switch. Who wouldn't want to see Gong Yoo act like a goofy teenager?
2. The chemistry
Whether it's as the doctor or the student, Yoon Jae and Da Ran have amazing chemistry. She is naive and shy and he is upfront and honest and their chemistry just works wonders in the drama. I feel like Lee Min Jung has amazing chemistry with the male leads in most of her dramas as she plays the characters really well and makes them as lively as possible. Also, I'm totally with this ship. Seriously, they make a great drama couple!
3. The noona romance
This one's a bit weird. It's a noona romance since the body switched happened and Kyung Joon is 18 years old but then it's not really noona romance since he's still in Yoon Jae's body. And to be honest, it's quite the roller coaster ride. I'll give you fair warning...there's potential memory loss/amnesia involved. You can already tell how things could get complicated, right?
4. Double lead syndrome
Okay, I think it would be unfair to say this drama has a second lead. It never really feels like it. I blame the body swap. But in a way, it's refreshing. Maybe it's because I've never seen something like this in any other K-drama. The problem however was trying to decide how I felt about the two leads basically becoming one and how they were connected (I don't want to give away any spoilers!)
5. The ending
You will love the ending. Well...mostly love the ending. The roller coaster ride ends safely and things get patched up quite well. There could be a potential mental breakdown but it will be okay. Think over the drama for a while and it'll all make sense! I promise!
Find more recommendations at K-drama Spotlight! ^_^
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I looooove Lee Minjung, and I loooooove Gong Yoo, and I actually really LOVED Suzy's character, Jang Mari. She was supposed to be the annoying, complicated 'ex' line, but her character was so immature and crazy that she made it all the more entertaining to watch how she interacted with everybody.
Let's all be honest here. The end was shit and it made no sense. I watched the drama while it was coming out, it looked like they made more problems than they could handle in the drama and ended up lazing out on the end
@danidee Mari annoyed me quite a bit but yes, she was definitely very entertaining in the drama! @kimjongdaily Haha I know a lot of people felt that way but I think the ending worked out. I don't wanna spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen it but it's a pretty open ending (but maybe not the best one for us fans, haha)