Korean Drama: Big (빅)

Friday, August 3, 2012

(This was originally posted on my wordpress blog)

The Korean Drama for today is titled “Big” (빅) and stars Gong Yoo(공유) as Kang Kyung Joon/Seo Yoon Jae, Lee Min Jung(이민정) as Gil Da Ran, Shin Won Ho(신원호) as Kang Kyung Joon, and from the popular k-pop group Miss A, Suzy(배수지) as Jang Ma Ri. In this drama there is a spirit swap and a non-dramatic love triangle. Gil Da Ran is the teacher of high school student Kang Kyung Joon and the fiancé of Seo Yoon Jae. However Kang Kyung Joon and Seo Yoon Jae share a connection and their spirits get swapped. So the actor who plays the high school Kang Kyung Joon, Shin Won Ho, just lies in a coma for the vast majority of the drama. Jang Ma Ri is in love with Kang Kyung Joon and tries to keep the Kyung Joon Spirit inside Seo Yoon Jae’s body from falling in love with Gil Da Ran.
Confused? To make it simpler it’s like Freaky Friday except the other party is in a coma, there is a small love triangle, throw in some sad moments with lots of laughter and you got the Korean drama, “Big.”
With only 16 episodes, this drama is short compared to the average 20-24 episodes most dramas tend to be. It starts off slow, gets funny, and then slowly gets boring again. Overall, I would personally give this drama a C+. The actors were great with amazing chemistry but the drama plot itself was definitely lacking. With all the other great dramas that are playing, this is one that you do not have to watch (unless you have plenty of free time or just a fan of the actors ^.~).
Ps. If you want to see other dramas that the main leads, Gong Yoo and Lee Min Jung, have been in before then do check out “The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince” and “Smile, You.” Although the dramas came out 2007 and 2009, respectively, they were both amazing and are actually the dramas that help the popularity of both actors increase.
~~ Image was taken from http://www.koreandrama.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Big-05.jpg ~~

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