First Impressions:

If you’ve been in dire need of a new romantic comedy to make you laugh and help you get through the week, then “My Sweet Mobster” might be the one for you. This Wednesday-Thursday K-drama, starring Han Sun Hwa and Um Tae Goo, is already catching the eye of many viewers for its perfect combination of comical moments, sweet and silly hints of romance, and slight mystery. With just these first two episodes, it seems like this will be another great K-drama for those who enjoy the new wave of rom-coms in K-dramaland!

Warning: spoilers from episodes 1-2 below. 

“My Sweet Mobster” follows early on in the background story of Seo Ji Hwan (Um Tae Goo), a charismatic gang leader that decides to turn over a new leaf and quits his delinquent life to start a charcuterie business. Recruiting every member from his old gang, they work hard to overcome their bad image and bring new products into the market, this time with none other than sausages primarily made for children. But breaking free from their reputation isn’t easy, especially in a country where prejudice reigns over most of society. But Ji Hwan doesn’t let himself get affected by this. Instead, his cold demeanor hides a clever and determined man who wishes to see his business and his people thrive.

But when his life gets entangled with the quirky and bubbly Go Eun Ha (Han Sun Hwa), a young woman who makes entertaining videos for children for a living, things start to take a turn once again. Their first meeting makes a strong impression on him to say the least as she ends up impersonating a cop and gets Ji Hwan handcuffed and arrested. After this messy incident, Ji Hwan suspects she is in reality an undercover drug dealer, sent by an old enemy gang that’s still behind him despite being retired from the gangster world.

However, they aren’t the only ones who apparently antagonize Ji Hwan. Prosecutor Jang Hyeon Woo (Kwon Yool) seems to be rather obsessed over him and his delinquent past. And he also seems to be somehow related to Eun Ha’s past. Whether he will be a nice or an annoying second male lead, that’s something we will have to wait to discover.

On the other hand, Go Eun Ha doesn’t have the best of opinions of Ji Hwan either. In her eyes, he is nothing more than a gangster that is either beating up people or stealing young children’s money. But what is a good romantic comedy without a bit of misunderstanding between the main leads? Although, in this K-drama, they take this to another level as the misunderstandings keep on happening left and right. Eun Ha not only has to deal with her career as a children’s content creator almost hitting rock bottom, but she also keeps getting involved with Ji Hwan in the most bizarre ways.

When they meet again during a kid’s food festival, she has to break up a fight between a man and Ji Hwan’s employee. And when she accidentally pushes Ji Hwan down the stairs, he ends up in the hospital. Though every one of these encounters is hilarious for the viewers, it is actually nerve-racking for Eun Ha. But what she doesn’t suspect and what we can see is that Cupid’s arrow has hit Ji Hwan’s heart for the very first time in his life.

Without him suspecting it, he falls head over heels for her after seeing her playing happily with some children. Despite not being the most popular in her company, Eun Ha truly cares for children and enjoys bringing them happiness, something that completely captivates the rather innocent heart of Jin Hwan.

In that sense, something to really look forward to in the upcoming episodes is the shy development of the relationship between a woman with a golden heart and a man who looks tough but is soft on the inside. Their dynamic already seems so effortless and open, with both of them knowing when to apologize and admit to their mistakes when it is due. We can see this after a bigger problem arises when Eun Ha’s producer shares the video of her breaking up the previously mentioned fight but with malicious editing.

And though this might have some benefits in terms of exposure for her channel, the backlash that Eun Ha and Ji Hwan have to face due to this video is quite severe. So she decides to take measures and uploads the unedited video, clearing up the misunderstanding at last. When it look like they won’t have anything to do with one another, their paths get intertwined one more time when Ji Hwan sees her running to the hospital after a massive children’s food poisoning case due to a milk brand she promoted during the festival.

Of course, this isn’t her fault as she only gets to promote whatever her company asks her to. But most of the parents put the blame on her, and they suddenly attack her. Ji Hwan is already too drawn to her presence, and he can’t help but to step in and interfere when a box of milk is about to hit Eun Ha. He takes the strike in her stead and ends up completely soaked by milk. But he remains unbothered and reaches down to Eun Ha, who seems too awestruck by his charm in that moment. And with this heart-fluttering scene, we are left hanging, eagerly waiting on next week’s episodes of “My Sweet Mobster”!

Watch the first episodes of “My Sweet Mobster” below: 

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Andy zar is an avid drama watcher, from K-dramas to C-dramas, she believes any weekend is a good weekend to enjoy 12 hours of binge-watching dramas. She loves romance, web comics, and K-pop. She is a declared “Subeom” and “Hyeppyending.” Her favorite groups are EXO, TWICE, and BOL4.

Currently watching:My Sweet Mobster
Plans to watch:Dare to Love Me

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