Sunday, May 13, 2012
K Drama - What's Up, Fox?
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Broadcasted: 2006-Sep-20 to 2006-Nov-09
Lead Actors: Ko Hyun Jung, Kim Eun Joo, Chun Jung Myung, Son Hyu Joo
My Rating: ♥♥♥/5
I saw this a long time ago, the lead actress Ko Hyun Jung (The Great Queen Seonduck) is not someone who I think is particularly amazing, she's beautiful but I think she looks way better in historical dramas. When I saw her in "The Great Queen Seonduck" I thought, "she looks very familiar...where have I seen her?!" And I'm just realizing now, it was from this drama! In "Queen Seonduck", Ko Hyun Jung plays the clever villian, Misil...in "What's Up, Fox?" she plays a writer for a men's porn magazine?! So drastic!
This drama toys with the older woman, younger man relationship. But what makes it realistic is, the actors really look like the age they are portraying. There is a lot more persecution and hardships for this couple. One moment the female leads mother is loving this guy who is like a young son to her the next, she's hitting him and kicking him out when she finds out he's dating her older daughter?! It's like WTF?!
Basic Synopsis:Single, 33 year-old Go Byeong Hee works as a reporter for a sex magazine. She wants more romance and a more respectable life, but isn't sure how to get it. Twenty four year-old Park Chul Su, mechanic and world traveler, is the younger brother of Byeong Hee's best friend. He's a free spirit and not concerned with what the world thinks. One night the two old family friends get drunk and wake up in bed together. Go Byeong Hee wants to forget it ever happened, especially since a good marriage prospect has just made an appearance. Unfortunately for her, Chul Su has other ideas....
(Oh yes, and in Korea women who are troublesome/man-hungry etc. are compared to foxes while men are compared to wolves).