Strong Woman Do Bong Soon / 힘쎈여자 도봉순 (2017) (Kdrama Review)

strong-woman-do-bong-soonTitle: Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
Revised romanization: Himssenyeoja Do Bong Sun
Hangul: 힘쎈여자 도봉순
Director: Lee Hyeong-Min
Writer: Baek Mi-Kyeong
Network: JTBC
Genre: Fantasy, action, romance, comedy
Episodes: 16
Broadcasting Dates: February 24 – April 15, 2017
Language: Korean
Country: South Korea
Source: watched online on www.dramafever.com

Synopsis: Do Bong Soon is a young woman born with superhuman strength, who breaks everything she touches if she’s not careful. However, she desperately wants to become a willowy and elegant woman, which is the ideal type of her crush In Guk Doo . Thanks to her strength, she gets the job of a bodyguard, to a spoiled rich heir An Min Hyuk, the boss of a gaming company. Opposite of Guk Doo, Min-hyuk is a crazy and odd man who is imperious and has no regard for rules.

One day, Bong-soon, Guk-doo and Min Hyuk gets caught up in a serial murder case that breaks in their neighborhood, and end up reluctantly living together for security purposes. A series of misunderstanding occur when Guk-doo mistakens Min Hyuk’s affection.

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– TRAILER –

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– CASTING / CHARACTERS –

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– MY REVIEW –

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This drama was everything I ever wanted in a Korean TV show! It had cute moments, steamy moments, really funny moments (I seriously do not remember the last time I laughed this hard at a kdrama!), serious/emotional moments (yes, I like a good dose of those too), etc. etc.

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I really liked the casting for this drama, and could not help but fall head-over-heels in love with the main actor (Park Hyung-Sik)! He is seriously so handsome and pretty and charming. And it turns out that he’s a former member of a kpop group that I’ve been listening to off and on for years! I guess I was never a big enough fan where I remembered the names and faces of each member! Too bad, I say, because he’s a new favourite of mine and I hope that he stars in another drama again soon!

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The chemistry between the two lead actors playing Do Bong Soon and An Min Hyuk was just incredible! The characters, as well as the actors clicked so well, actually, that there were (and still are) rumours that the actors were dating in real life! And to be quite honest, I hope that they are and that they’re happy because they are so precious! Needless to say, the romance was incredibly believable, and I also wanted to mention that the interactions between the lead and supporting characters were also quite entertaining as well! To be honest, it was some of the supporting characters which made me laugh the most!

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View the full GIF set on my kdrama Tumblr!

I also wanted to discuss how happy I am that this is a drama which celebrates a strong and independent woman! There is absolutely no doubt that Bong Soon is the hero in this story, and that she does not need a prince to show up on a white horse to save her. I like how this drama also showcased that there is no reason for a man to not love a strong woman, and that an equal and respectful relationship is possible! Strong Woman Do Bong Soon also featured a villain who preys on women who are weaker than him (physically), and portrays him in a negative light, which I thought to be pretty awesome as well!

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The dialogue was great overall, and I may just have to keep an eye on the writer and director who came together to bring us this drama! If they work together again, I will likely watch their new project without hesitation! The casting was also done very well, and from a fashion fanatic point of view, I also really enjoyed the costumes used in this drama! Every outfit was on point and suited each of the characters very well.

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You can see some more of the fashion on my kdrama Tumblr!

]The fact that this drama was a fantasy was quite awesome as well. Most of the fantasy kdramas I’ve come across are historical fantasy (which is great, since I enjoy those too), but I really wanted to see some more modern-day fantasy. The only other modern setting fantasy kdramas that I can think of off the top of my head are Secret Garden and Rooftop Prince, which were both good, but not particularly amazing for me. Strong Woman Do Bong Soo was therefore quite the treat for me, and has definitely become a favourite not only for 2017, but out of all of the kdramas I’ve ever seen!

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You can watch this drama too! Just click on the icon below to get redirected to the streaming site which I used, Dramafever:

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I have a paid account, but all episodes of this drama can be viewed with a free account now as well!

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NONE OF THE IMAGES ARE MADE OR OWNED BY ME. THANK YOU FOR READING MY KOREAN DRAMA (KDRAMA) REVIEW! DO YOU WATCH KDRAMAS, OR HAVE YOU BEEN MEANING TO? OR HAVE YOU NEVER HEARD OF THEM BEFORE? I’M CURIOUS! ALSO, DO YOU PREFER THAT I INCLUDE A CAST LIST (AS I HAVE BEEN DOING UP TO THIS POINT), OR PROVIDE A CAST/CHARACTERS CHART IMAGE AS I DID ABOVE? PLEASE LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENT BELOW!

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