Romance Town

로맨스 타운 / 식모들 / Maids

Cast:

  • Sung Yu Ri as No Soon Geum
  • Jung Gyu Woon as Kang Gun Woo
  • Kim Min Joon as Kim Young Hee
  • Min Hyo Rin as Jung Da Kyum

Year: 2011

Episodes: 20 (60 mins)

Ratings: Seoul: 10.1. Nationwide: 9.1

OST:

  • You’re the Only One by Tei
  • Unstoppable Tears by Jessica (SNSD)
  • Good Smile by Alex
  • Only See You by Howl
  • Everything’s Gonna Be Alright by Kim Gu Rim

Story/Synopsis:

The story of domestic help who work for rich households. No Soon Geum is one of these housekeepers; despite the master-maid heirarchy, she’s bold, fearless, and unafraid of doing hard work in order to support herself. As a child, Soon Geum had dreamt of living a grand life in a Cinderella story, complete with her own white knight, but that dream had faded as reality took over. However, she reaches a turning point in her life when she is hired as a maid for the rich and handsome Kang Gun Woo.

Essbee’s Opinion

57%

 

The drama started off very well. The concept seemed very original, and the first episode was very interesting. The characters all seemed well developed and I felt that the plot would be super exciting. However, it turned out that it wasn’t the case. Even the triangle love thing was rushed and had no impact on the story.

Soon Geum and Gun Woo’s characters are very special, but as the story goes on, I find them too simple. Their relationship was very sparkly , but it goes around and around. At a certain point, I had no interest at all in their story because all the characters took great importance. Every maid and family on ‘Road no.1’ have their own story.

There is the gangster ahjussi who acts very nice at home and his daughter who doesn’t seem nice at all. There is the double-married harabuji who is going through tough time with his wives. We also see the  rich guy who acts arrogantly and his lack of control over his family and his wife who married him for money. Finally, there is the youngest guy who is a playboy and who lives by selling his grandfather’s paintings.

Then, after the half of the drama, things happen and it causes a huge (unnecessary) mess. Soon Geum wins the lottery ticket. Then there’s like 5 episodes telling how would they share the money. Then, the rich families face financial difficulties and it shows how the maids are becoming richer than them.

Finally, the last two episodes wrapped everything. For a drama that deceived me so much, I feel like the ending is still wonderful. A cute ending for everyone.

Regardless of the plot’s complexity, I still feel that the acting was well-maintained. I really cannot say that every aspect of this drama was bad. And a plus, Jessica’s Unstoppable Tears has been repeated over and over again on my iPod 🙂

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