) that I figured might as well save myself the heartburn hearing that Sooyoung was the lead in this drama remake of the popular movie of the same name.I do adore the two leading men Lee Jong Hyuk and Lee Chun Hee, both of whom are criminally underrated and sexy as all out.Not to mention really talented actors who exude manly appeal as opposed to flower boy cuteness.
Episode 1 recap: Romantic and idealistic matchmaker Gong Min Young watches from the sidelines at a restaurant as her client Glasses Guy (cameo by Ji Jin Hee – sorry I’m not going to use their drama names since these cameo client roles are all mean to be type driven) screws up his courage to confess his love to his matchmaking date Ballerina (cameo by Lee Chung Ah).
Min Young is giddy her matchmaking is about to succeed when Ballerina thanks her date for the courageous confession, takes a swig of her alcohol, and gets up from the table to confess her love to the Sommelier!
Min Young’s jaws drop and poor Glasses Guy is all “what just happened?
” Rewind a bit and we see that Min Young works at a very large and standard operating matchmaking service in Seoul that groups clients into various classes and helps them find matches within their class. Min Young is approached by her client Glasses Guy who has been harboring a crush on Ballerina, who is many leagues about his class, and begs Min Young to arrange a date for him despite knowing this is breaking the rules of the agency.
Then I looked at the production team and almost had an out of body experienced. Rest assured the end product merits the love, episode 1 of CDA was adorable.
Great directing, an eclectic use of music cues, a fun peppy script without being too overly precious or full of itself, and a fantastic ensemble cast where everyone is pulling their weight.
Sooyoung is a revelation for me, she’s gorgeous in a warm and non-plastic looking way and her acting has a winsome natural charm.
I already love all three lead characters and the love mission of the day set up for this drama leaves room for constant fresh stories to tell while building a narrative thread with the members of the Agency (and one mysterious charming Chef) that is on a mission to make love happen and just might find love happening to themselves.
Min Young mulls it over and decides to do it, her romantic impetuous side kicking in.