Warning: There are spoilers!
“Dear Fair Lady Kong Shim” has ended, and we’re sure we’re not the only ones having withdrawal symptoms! With its warmth, humor, and heart (all three which never failed in the face of the later, tenser episodes), this drama had us swooning one moment and guffawing the next. To help ease that drama hangover, here are five reasons why “Dear Fair Lady Kong Shim,” despite its flaws, will always have a special place in all of our hearts.
Not only is the bromance between Junsu (On Joo Wan) and Dante so so cute, but just the friendship of all three of the leads makes my heart warm. They are seriously so adorable and dorky.
And though the later episodes lose the bromance, it does come back (after like two-three episodes?), and the loss just made us crave it more. But even when the episodes get a bit darker, the drama never loses its cute. (In fact, there’s even a new bromance in the air….)
The true OTP
This drama isn’t really something you have to think too deeply about. You can (and I don’t mean this in a negative way at all) kind of turn off your brain and just watch it for the feels and squeals.
While the drama does have a few cliche plot lines (like the birth secret that dragged out a wee bit too long), there are some other plot devices that they take and turn on the heels. For example, one of my favorite scenes is when Dante faked getting hurt so he could receive sympathy from Kong Shim (Minah). When Kong Shim stepped out for a bit, instead of taking off the cast and getting caught when Kong Shim comes back in….
We get this struggling-but-oddly-cute Dante.
Another one is a take on the “ugly girl receiving a makeover.” There was no “makeover” (until the super duper end) — and I really loved how they did that. I’ve always liked her wig from the start because it fit her character so well, and she looked adorable in it. Without the wig, Kong Shim the character wouldn’t have felt the same.
But I think the biggest sort of “breaking of K-drama cliches” is that both leads are so nice. I don’t think there are too many dramas out there where you can say you have first and second lead syndrome, because both male leads are so so sweet and adorkable. Not only that, but they also both respect her and encourage her to grow as a person.
And this leads me to my last point…
Not just the two male actors (with their smiley smiley faces)…
But Minah is absolutely wonderful as Kong Shim. She plays the character with just the right amount of quirks and lots of heart, and I honestly cannot wait to see her act in other dramas as well!
You can watch “Dear Fair Lady Kong Shim” on Viki below:
What did you think of the drama? Did it make you squeal (and face palm) as much as we did? Tell us in the comments below!
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